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The course lays a great deal of emphasis on the practical application of case formulation to both case studies and/or delegates own cases.
This course is part of the training programme that enables you to complete the BPS Approved Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. You can build up gradually your CBT training portfolio by attending all the courses within the programme at the pace that suits you. All your training hours will be calculated, recorded in an individual validated log and accumulated towards your full Diploma.
Case Formulation is the generation of “…a hypothesis about the nature of [the client’s] psychological difficulty (or difficulties) underlying the problems on the [client]’s problem list“ (Persons 1989). The generation of case formulations is a key skill highlighted within a range of therapeutic modalities from CBT to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and is highly praised by a range of different professional bodies as a key psychotherapeutic skill. Formulations form the basis of both collaboration and the direction for therapy without which therapy can become formulaic or misguided. This one day course explores the key components of CBT Case Formulation, along with options and areas of controversy.
The day lays a great deal of emphasis on the practical application of case formulation to both case studies and/or delegates own cases.
Delegates will find their practice invigorated and enhanced by the training day and will discover the quality and outcomes of their work improved as a result.
Issues covered include:
- The purposes of case formulation
- Different types of formulation
- “Off-the-shelf” RCT driven formulations
- Idiographic formulations
- Lower and deeper level formulations (developmental vs. maintenance)
- Pathology based formulations vs. Outcome based formulations
- Incorporating client strengths
- Incorporating alternative core beliefs
- Testing out whether a formulation is accurate
- Problems with case formulations
- Application of case formulations to different cases
Case Formulation Workshop can be taken as an independent stand-alone course, or as a module of the following Diplomas/Certificates: