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(p. 42) Case Formulation Models 

(p. 42) Case Formulation Models
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(p. 42) Case Formulation Models
Author(s):

Robert A. DiTomasso

, Stacey C. Cahn

, Susan M. Panichelli-Mindel

, and Roger K. McFillin

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199737567.003.0003
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date: 27 November 2020

In this chapter the authors discuss case conceptualization and the critical role it serves in clinical psychology. The general goals and functions of case formulation are reviewed and discussed. Also, a selected number of case conceptualization models representing various theoretical orientations are elucidated including psychodynamic, behavioral and cognitive behavioral models. A transtheoretical model cutting across various orientations to practice in clinical psychology is also presented ranging from choosing a model, building an effective relationship, collecting information, synthesizing information, and designing and evaluating treatment. Finally, benchmark competencies and methods for assessing competence in case conceptualization are offered.

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