Now in a significantly revised third edition featuring 60% new material, this is the authoritative clinical reference and course text on a crucial psychotherapy skill. Leading practitioners of major psychotherapies describe step by step how to construct sound case formulations and use them to guide individualized treatment. Following a standard format, chapters cover the historical background of each case formulation approach, its conceptual framework and evidence base, multicultural considerations, steps in implementation, application to treatment planning and practice, and training resources. Rich case material includes examples of completed formulations.
New to This Edition:
*Chapters on additional models: mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, couple therapy, and thematic mapping.
*Chapters on specific approaches for personality disorders, suicidality, and panic disorder.
*Expanded case examples now go beyond crafting the initial formulation to show how it shapes the entire course of therapy.
*Prior edition chapters are all updated or rewritten to reflect 15 years of advances in research, clinical practice, and training.
"Any practicing clinician knows that there is more to conducting therapy than following a manual. Yet the growing availability of treatment manuals over the past several decades has led many training programs to pay relatively less attention to individualized case formulation. Fortunately, Eells and his contributors recognize the crucial importance of case formulation in planning personalized interventions for transdiagnostic problems. The third edition of this book continues to provide a notable contribution to the field with its detailed account of how case formulation may add to the effectiveness of therapeutic intervention."--Marvin R. Goldfried, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, State University of New York
"Case formulation allows therapists to know when and how to use their clinical skills and how to evaluate whether clients have benefited. The up-to-date third edition of this excellent resource helps practitioners from all different orientations learn how to construct and use case formulations. Doctoral students and experienced clinicians alike should read this book so they can respond more effectively to the needs of their clients. It is user friendly and easy to read."--Clara E. Hill, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park
“Case formulation is the invisible force that guides psychotherapy--without a sound formulation, treatment is likely to be unfocused and of limited benefit. Developing a case formulation and using it to guide treatment is a skill needed by all psychotherapists, regardless of their theoretical orientation or psychotherapy style. In the third edition of this comprehensive handbook, Eells brings together other leaders in the field to approach case formulation from an array of perspectives, resulting in an effective integration of theory, evidence, and clinical practice.”--Bruce E. Wampold, PhD, ABPP, Department of Counseling Psychology (Emeritus), University of Wisconsin–Madison
“This handbook is built on the cornerstones of evidence-based practice: theory, practice wisdom, the person of the client, and research. Each chapter lays out ways that clinicians can methodically engage clients while building hypotheses for treatment planning. Students and practicing clinicians can improve their practice processes and outcomes after reading this vital practice text."--Jemel P. Aguilar, PhD, Department of Social Work, Southern Connecticut State University
About the Editor:
Tracy D. Eells, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at the University of Louisville. Dr. Eells maintains a psychotherapy practice, is active in research, and teaches psychotherapy to psychiatry residents and clinical psychology graduate students. Dr. Eells has published several papers on psychotherapy case formulation and has conducted workshops on the topic for professionals. He serves on the editorial boards of multiple psychotherapy journals.