Handbook of Psychotherapy Case Formulation, Second Edition [NOOK Book]


This indispensable practitioner guide and text serves as a comprehensive primer on case formulation within all of the major therapeutic approaches. Prominent experts offer step-by-step guidelines for developing strong formulations and putting them to use in day-to-day practice. The chapters follow a standard format to allow comparison across models. Coverage includes the conceptual and empirical underpinnings of each approach, the relationship of case formulation to therapeutic technique, issues in treating ...

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This indispensable practitioner guide and text serves as a comprehensive primer on case formulation within all of the major therapeutic approaches. Prominent experts offer step-by-step guidelines for developing strong formulations and putting them to use in day-to-day practice. The chapters follow a standard format to allow comparison across models. Coverage includes the conceptual and empirical underpinnings of each approach, the relationship of case formulation to therapeutic technique, issues in treating clients from different backgrounds and with different types of presenting problems, and training resources. Illustrative case material and user-friendly examples of completed formulations are featured throughout.

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Editorial Reviews

Provides explicit definitions and guidelines to help clinicians improve their skills in case formulation, a process by which a hypothesis is formed about the causes, precipitants, and ongoing influences of a person's psychological, interpersonal, and behavioral problems. Each of the 15 chapters offers a history and conceptual framework to an approach; inclusion/exclusion criteria; steps in case formulation construction; application to psychotherapy technique; a case example; training; and research support for the approach. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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"Case conceptualization is the cognitive hub of the wheel of psychotherapy. It provides a framework for linking theory, the assessment of individual needs and strengths, possible techniques and change processes, and desired outcomes. This comprehensive volume draws together in one place the major perspectives on the process of case conceptualization. Eells has produced a volume that is both theoretically grounded and practical, and that will help students and professionals explore a variety of models and approaches. If you want the best of current thinking about case conceptualization, there is no better volume to own."--Steven C. Hayes, PhD, University of Nevada

"Case formulation is a necessary component of treatment planning, yet it often has been overlooked in the literature. This volume sets a standard for the field. Clear and accessible, the book is written and edited by leading authorities, and can be used both in graduate classes and by professionals. A significant feature of the second edition is the focus on cultural factors. The reader will come away with a better understanding of what case formulation is and why and how to do it."--Clara E. Hill, PhD, University of Maryland, College Park

"Case formulation has become more topical and relevant than ever in contemporary psychotherapy practice and research. Eells has assembled an impressive group of scholars at the forefront of the various traditions. The strengths of this book are its organization and coverage. It provides complete examples of case formulation and addresses multicultural considerations. Eells has also included material that provides a critical analysis of the various presentations and of the field at large. Eells has significantly advanced the ball with this work."--J. Christopher Muran, PhD, Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University

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Reviewer: Christopher J Graver, PhD, ABPP-CN(Madigan Healthcare System)
Description: This second edition addresses the topic of case formulation with the addition of case examples and information regarding multicultural competence. This is an update of the original, published in 1997.
Purpose: This book is intended to fill a gap in psychotherapy training that involves case formulation. It aims to bring research-based and statistically reliable methods into the process of case formulation.
Audience: It appears to be aimed squarely at clinical and counseling psychologists, but other therapists and counselors would probably find it beneficial. The editor has experience in clinical as well as scholarly practice. The book brings together 22 other researchers and clinicians in the areas of psychology and psychiatry to share their experience and knowledge.
Features: A useful introduction to case formulation begins the book, and includes conceptual frameworks and common tensions. A chapter on multicultural awareness follows. After these introductory chapters, specific chapters cover case formulation from a variety of psychological approaches, including psychoanalysis, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and dialectical behavior therapy. Each chapter contains a history of the approach, specific tenets, steps involved in the approach, empirical support for the approach, and case examples. Sample questionnaires and interview formats are provided when appropriate, giving the book a very hands-on flavor.
Assessment: This book provides an excellent introduction to case formulation for novice therapists. Through case examples, a wide variety of conceptual approaches are delineated and multicultural competence addressed. Readers should keep in mind, however, that the book assumes some familiarity with therapeutic approaches and the therapy process. Nonetheless, the authors have succeeded in describing the normally automatic process of case conceptualization in a way that is straightforward and practical, making it a useful addition to clinical practice and supervision.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606239438
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Tracy D. Eells, PhD, received his doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Program on Conscious and Unconscious Mental Processes at the University of California, San Francisco. He is currently Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He has a busy individual and group psychotherapy practice and teaches psychotherapy to psychiatry residents and clinical psychology graduate students. Dr. Eells has published several papers on psychotherapy case formulation and has conducted workshops on the topic for professionals. He is on the editorial boards of multiple psychotherapy journals and currently serves as Executive Officer of the Society for Psychotherapy Research.

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction1. History and Current Status of Psychotherapy Case Formulation, Tracy D. Eells2. Multicultural Considerations in Case Formulation, Charles R. Ridley and Shannon M. KellyII. Structured Case Formulation Methods3. The Psychoanalytic Approach to Case Formulation, Stanley B. Messer and David L. Wolitzky4. The Core Conflictual Relationship Theme: A Basic Case Formulation Method, Lester Luborsky and Marna S. Barrett5. Configurational Analysis: States of Mind, Person Schemas, and the Control of Ideas and Affect, Mardi J. Horowitz and Tracy D. Eells6. Cyclical Maladaptive Patterns: Case Formulation in Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy, Hanna Levenson and Hans H. Strupp7. The Plan Formulation Method, John T. Curtis and George Silberschatz8. Case Formulation in Interpersonal Psychotherapy of Depression, John C. Markowitz and Holly A. Swartz9. Plan Analysis, Franz Caspar10. Cognitive-Behavioral Case Formulation, Jacqueline B. Persons and Michael A. Tompkins11. Case Formulation in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder, Kelly Koerner12. Case Formulation for the Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies: A Problem-Solving Perspective, Arthur M. Nezu, Christine Maguth Nezu, and Travis A. Cos13. Case Formulation in Emotion-Focused Therapy, Leslie S. Greenberg and Rhonda Goldman14. Comparing the Methods: Where Is the Common Ground?, Tracy D. Eells

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