A leading text for psychodynamic clinicians and practitioners
Psychodynamic Formulation: An Expanded Approach delivers an exceptional exploration of psychodynamic explanations and hypotheses that seek to explain how a person’s conscious and unconscious thoughts and feelings may have developed and may be causing or contributing to the challenges they face.
This latest edition of the leading reference includes a refreshed and reinvigorated emphasis on the impacts of culture and society, as well as the importance of diversity and inclusion, on psychodynamic formulation. It puts new focus on lived experience, including trauma, and on how clinical bias can contribute to the perpetuation of trauma.
In addition to newly included activities and exercises, readers will find:
• A practical, step-by-step guide to collaboratively creating psychodynamic formulations
• Comprehensive discussions about how what we’re born with and environmental influences contribute to development
• Suggestions for using psychodynamic formulations in many clinical settings, including acute care and psychopharmacologic treatment
• An educator’s guide to teaching psychodynamic formulation
Perfect for mental health practitioners with a professional or personal interest in psychodynamics/psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic Formulation: An Expanded Approach will earn a place in the libraries of trainees in all mental health fields.
About the Authors:
The Psychodynamic Formulation Collective is a group of psychiatrists and psychoanalysts who came together following George Floyd’s murder and nationwide protests against police brutality to address the historical neglect of sociocultural context in psychodynamic formulation, in particular the effect of social oppression.
The members of the Psychodynamic Formulation Collective and co-authors include:
Shirin Ali, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry; Deborah L. Cabaniss, professor of clinical psychiatry, associate director of residency training, and director of psychotherapy training at Columbia; Sabrina Cherry, clinical professor of psychiatry and associate director and training and supervising analyst at the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research; Angela Coombs, a former NYSPI resident and Director of OnTrackNY , now associate medical director at Alameda County Behavioral Health; Carolyn J. Douglas, associate clinical professor of psychiatry; Jack Drescher, a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a clinical professor of psychiatry; Ruth Graver, an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, who also teaches and supervises at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Teaching and Research where she is currently the co-chair of the Columbia Academy for Psychoanalytic Educators; Sandra Park, a training and supervising analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical Center; Aaron Reliford, a graduate of Columbia’s adult residency, child fellowship, and Psychoanalytic Center, now vice chair for diversity equity and inclusion and an associate clinical professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at New York University; Anna Schwartz, a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia and faculty member of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research; Susan Vaughan, who is finishing her term as director of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.
Read more at columbiapsychiatry.org