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Abby H

The 4P's case formulation model comes from:

Weerasekera, P. Multiperspective Case Formulation: A Step Towards Treatment Integration. Melbourne, Fla: Krieger Publishing, 1996.

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What an excellent blog! behaviours which again allow the client to cope with the core belief. Beck points out that the conceptualisation diagram needs to make logical

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What remarkable post! It also asks the clinician to consider the strengths and supports the client brings to therapy. In my view something often missed by clinicians focussing just on the client’s problems. The identification of strengths and support can help you as a clinician tailor your CBT much more effectively.

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Channing Tatum

This theme has interested me! Thirdly case formulation explicitly and centrally informs intervention. Case formulation is a cornerstone of evidence-based CBT practice. For any particular case of CBT practice, formulation is the bridge between practice and theory and research. It is the crucible, where the individual particularities of a given case relevant theory and research synthesise into an understanding of the persons presenting issues in CBT.

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