EVOLVING FORMULATIONS: SHARING COMPLEX INFORMATION WITH CLIENTS



Kinderman, Peter ORCID: 0000-0001-8972-8548 and Lobban, Fiona
(2000) EVOLVING FORMULATIONS: SHARING COMPLEX INFORMATION WITH CLIENTS. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 28 (3). 307 - 310.

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Abstract

<jats:p>Psychological formulations are central to cognitive behavioural approaches. The use of such formulations presents a number of difficulties when working with clients with psychotic problems. Despite this, sophisticated psychological formulations can be collaboratively developed with psychotic clients. This paper presents one method of developing such formulations through an evolutionary process. Early in the therapeutic process, simple formulations involving straightforward theoretical models are presented, which are systematically elaborated as therapy proceeds. This involves developing, collaboratively with clients, successive layers of formulation. Each of these layers builds on and incorporates the previous one, yet involves an incremental increase in complexity, depth and informational content. The evolutionary process is illustrated with a case example.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Subjects: ?? R1 ??
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Population Health
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 12 May 2008 14:04
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 00:10
DOI: 10.1017/s1352465800003118
Publisher's Statement : Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 2000, 28, 307–310 Cambridge University Press. Printed in the United Kingdom. Copyright © 2000 British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. http://journals.cambridge.org.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/action/displayIssue?jid=BCP&volumeId=28&issueId=03
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/454