John Rowan, humanistic therapist, private practice
‘This is a must-read book for students on courses in counselling, psychotherapy, clinical psychology and psychiatry.’
Heather Fowlie, Head of the Transactional Analysis Department, Metanoia Institute, London
Conducting a competent assessment and case formulation can be a daunting task for trainee therapists engaging in clinical assessment for the first time. This book is designed to help, by unpicking the many aspects involved in assessment and case formulation across modalities, practice settings and client groups.
· Explores key elements of clinical assessment including diagnosis, risk assessment, ethical considerations and accounting for difference.
· Highlights the necessary skills, techniques and legal requirements at each stage of the process.
· Takes into account the impact of culture, context and theoretical and practical considerations.
· Uses case studies and reflective questions to illustrate difficult concepts in context.
Equipping you with the knowledge and tools to make successful assessments and case formulations, this is an essential read for trainees and for qualified practitioners wishing to brush up on their understanding.
Dr Biljana van Rijn, Faculty Head of Applied Research and Clinical Practice, Metanoia Institute.