Assessment and Case Formulation in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Biljana van Rijn - Metanoia Institute
Counselling and Psychotherapy (General)
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.
Clear and concise. Helpful chapter on assessment used as core reading for that subject.
Another very good title in the "Essential Issues" series. Written in an accessible style that makes it appealing for introductory students.
The book takes a refreshing look at issues in assessment and formulation taking account of a range of theoretical perspectives. A useful book for the trainee, newly qualified and experienced practitioner.
A great intoduction to case assessment and case formulation. Very useful, and laid out in an intelligent manner.
An excellent insight into assessment and case formulation for the student.
Assessment and formulation are key skills in counselling psychology and this book offers students a good basic outline of the concepts discussed in lectures within the BSc Counselling Psychology course.
A very concise overview that foundation students will benefit from in understanding the assessments process.
Excellent, clear introductory text for students.
This book was a little too advanced for a level 4 course
A brief overview of assessment for counselling and psychotherapy students. The core elements are covered with plenty of case study examples and points for personal reflection or for supervision. This book supports the more in depth course material you would expect for counsellors working in a variety of settings.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Assessment and Case Formulation in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Introduction