Clinical Case Formulations: Matching the Integrative Treatment Plan to the Client
Barbara Lichner Ingram
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Praise for Clinical Case Formulations
Matching the Integrative Treatment Plan to the Client, Second Edition
"[Barbara Ingram has put] a career into the development of this book and it is wonderful! My students love that it was written with them in mind and they love the statements designed to reduce anxiety and normalize the learning process. This is an excellent book!"—Amy M. Rees-Turyn, PhD Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology, Lewis & Clark College
A step-by-step model for individualized case conceptualization
Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Clinical Case Formulations provides step-by-step tools and insightful guidance for moving from first contact with a client to the development of an effective, personalized treatment plan. Addressing the essential question every therapist faces—How do I create a treatment plan that is the best match for my client?—this unique resource provides a systematic and thoughtful method for integrating ideas, skills, and techniques from different theoretical approaches. It combines empirical research and clinical experience to create a case formulation that is tailor-made for the client.
This comprehensive resource offers two tools to guide case formulations: a problem-oriented framework, with a list of 28 standards for evaluating its application, and a set of 30 core clinical hypotheses derived from the knowledge bases of psychology, psychiatry, counseling, and social work professions.
The new edition includes:
Hypotheses on Emotional Focus, Trauma, and Metacognitive Perspective
More detailed attention given to empirically supported therapies such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Discussion on the importance of bringing cultural competence to case formulation tasks with every client
Skill-building activities throughout the text
Offering a thorough framework to help clients experience effective clinical service, practitioners will learn to conceptualize clients' needs in ways that lead to strong and individualized treatment plans, as well as advice and guidance on what to do when selected interventions fail to produce the expected benefits.
16). Although cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has done the most to publicize the word “cognitive,” all schools of psychotherapy describe cognitive causes of dysfunction as well as the therapeutic power of cognitive change. Psychodynamic: Adler (Adler, Ansbacher & Ansbacher, 1989), one of the contemporaries of Freud, conceptualized problems as stemming from dogmatized guiding fictions and the basic mistakes of childhood. Karen Horney (1994) coined the phrase “tyranny of the shoulds.” Sullivan
learning modalities, occupational choice, and creation of compatible relationships. Although people will find a style to be more natural, comfortable, and habitual, the most effective individuals have the flexibility to use various styles and to make deliberate choices about which style is most adaptive for a specific situation. A variety of theories and tools exist that classify these styles. An important distinction in cognitive style is whether a person thinks in global, undifferentiated
Even if there is a biological cause, the individual needs to cope with impairments and required changes in lifestyle. When neuroscientists talk about “new pathways in the brain,” “neural integration,” and “plasticity of the brain,” they are describing the physiological underpinnings of new learning. Skill Deficits Definition The problem stems from Skill Deficits or the lack of competence in applying skills, abilities, and knowledge to achieve goals. Explanation The desired outcome is
either true or false. Kluft (1999), an expert on dissociative identity disorder, believes that patients should be cautioned against taking memories of trauma as “literal historical truth” (p. 314); the necessary processing of traumatic material can proceed successfully, even when the verifiability of the memory is uncertain. When Is This Hypothesis a Good Match? We can never gather data about the contents of the unconscious, but we can describe data that support the plausibility of unconscious
most common thoughts to be: “Don’t say something stupid, you will look like an idiot. You just don’t have the social skills you need.” New O Data Appearing in Formulation Linda has a distorted view of her parents, seeing her mother as all bad and her father as all good. She has nothing but praise for her father, even though he failed to protect her from a mother he knew was emotionally and physically abusive. Any suggestion I made that her father was perhaps partially responsible for those