Formulation in Psychology and Psychotherapy: Making sense of by Lucy Johnstone, Rudi Dallos

By Lucy Johnstone, Rudi Dallos

The first version of Formulation in Psychology and Psychotherapy stuck the wave of becoming curiosity in formula in a medical context. This thoroughly up-to-date and revised version summarises fresh perform, learn, advancements and debates whereas keeping the positive factors that made the 1st a number one textual content within the box. It includes new chapters on own build formula, formula in health and wellbeing settings, and the leading edge perform of utilizing formula in groups.

The ebook sees formula as a dynamic strategy which explores own which means collaboratively and reflectively, taking account of relational and social contexts. case reviews, one grownup and one baby, illustrate using formula from the views of specialist clinicians from six assorted theoretical positions. The ebook encourages the reader to take a constructively serious standpoint at the many philosophical, expert and moral debates raised via the method of formulating people’s difficulties. one of the concerns explored are:

The social and political context of formulation

Formulation on the subject of psychiatric diagnosis

The obstacles of formulation

Controversies and debates approximately formulation

This readable and finished consultant to the sphere presents a transparent, brand new and thought-provoking evaluation of formula from a few views, crucial for clinicians operating in all components of psychological wellbeing and fitness and social care, psychology, remedy and counselling.

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Problem areas identified by Jack were: • • • • He was desperate to get hold of the royalties that were, he believed, due to him. He was afraid to go out in case he was attacked by Robbie Williams’s minders. He was very concerned about and protective of his family, especially the sister who, he believed, had been raped (although the sister said that no such event had taken place). He missed his father and was confused about his feelings for him. When he saw his father’s face in the mirror he was filled with fear and self-loathing.

Understanding of the predisposing factors will allow us to address any rigid beliefs and assumptions, and if appropriate core belief level work if guided by formulation (Moorhead and Turkington 2001) may address Jack’s sense of worth. Protective factors are also potential guides for interventions. For instance, Hall and Tarrier (2003) recently reported on the results of an intervention for self-esteem in people with psychosis. They asked people to list their good qualities and then actively seek evidence for them, or act in ways that would increase this positive view of themselves.

Problem areas identified by Jack were: • • • • He was desperate to get hold of the royalties that were, he believed, due to him. He was afraid to go out in case he was attacked by Robbie Williams’s minders. He was very concerned about and protective of his family, especially the sister who, he believed, had been raped (although the sister said that no such event had taken place). He missed his father and was confused about his feelings for him. When he saw his father’s face in the mirror he was filled with fear and self-loathing.

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