Clinical Case Formulation: Varieties of Approaches


  • Beatrice Popescu


Edited by Peter Sturmey Wiley-Blackwell, 2009 Clinical Case Formulation is an impressive collection of case studies gathered in a volume coordinated and edited by Peter Sturmey. The book provides an overview of the general features of case formulation and how it can drive treatment. Featuring clinical cases from a variety of populations and focusing on a range of different problems, the volume covers all the major theoretical perspectives in clinical practice -behavioral, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, medical and eclectic. Each chapter describes a case, presenting two contrasting formulations and a commentary from a different perspective. These examples not only provide the reader with clear models of case formulations, they also highlight the different constructs and world views that characterize alternative theoretical approaches to case formulation.