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A method of teaching psychodynamic case formulation

Ivey, Gavin (2006) A method of teaching psychodynamic case formulation. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 43 (3). pp. 322-336. ISSN 0033-3204

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Abstract

In light of the paucity of literature discussing the systematic instruction of trainee psychologists in psychodynamic case formulation, the author introduces an eight-step method for teaching the theory and application of psychodynamic case formulation. The method involves clarifying the nature of psychodynamic formulations, outlining the characteristics of competent formulations, presenting a conceptually simple structure for organizing case material, exposing trainees to carefully selected written and video-recorded cases, and getting trainees to use their subjective responses to video-recorded initial clinical interviews as a source of useful hypotheses. A case study from the literature is used to demonstrate this formu- lation methodology. The paper concludes with a discussion of both the prerequisites for, and characteristics of, competent case formulation

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID19124, psychodynamic, case formation, treatment plan
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
FOR Classification > 1399 Other Education
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2011 04:01
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2011 22:47
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3006
DOI: 10.1037/0033-3204.43.3.322
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Citations in Scopus: 6 - View on Scopus

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