Behavioral Case Formulation and Intervention

Behavioral Case Formulation and Intervention

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There is a long history of behavioral approaches to psychopathology. Recent work, however, has focused instead on cognitive, psychodynamic and integrative approaches. Behavioral Case Formulation and Intervention redresses this imbalance by exploring radical behaviorism and its approach to the conceptualization, case formulation and treatment of psychopathology. Peter Sturmey describes the conceptual foundations of functional approaches to case formulation and intervention, explains the technology and application of behavioral assessment and hypothesis-driven intervention, and identifies outstanding and conceptual and practical problems within this framework.Tarrier and Calem (2002) wrote that a€œCase formulation...involves the elicitation of appropriate information and the application and integration of a body ... This definition emphasizes the use of psychological concepts, the treatment utility and using a formulation with a client. ... They also imply that the formulation will guide treatment to develop an individually based treatment that will match the formulation.

Title:Behavioral Case Formulation and Intervention
Author:Peter Sturmey
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2008-09-15


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