Case conceptualization / Case formulation

Case formulation is the core component of CBT. It can help therapists and clients to understand the origin, current status, and maintenance of problem. Formulations can range from cross-sectional (here and now) to longitudinal (understanding origins), and from models for specific disorders to idiosyncratic for a particular client's situation.

"[Formulation is]The lynch pin that holds theory and practice together" (Butler, 1998)


PsychologyTools Logo cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) worksheets for case conceptualisation / formulation

Core-Belief-Driven CBT Formulation Worksheet

Belief-Driven CBT Formulation

Compassionate Mind Formulation Worksheet

Compassionate Mind Formulation

CBT Cross-Sectional Formulation Worksheet

Cross Sectional CBT Formulation

CBT Friendly Formulation Worksheet

Friendly Formulation

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Jacqueline Persons-Style Case Formulation

Judith Beck Formulation Worksheet

Judith Beck-Style Case Formulation

Longitudinal Formulation 1

Longitudinal Formulation

Longitudinal Formulation 2

Longitudinal Formulation 2

Schema Activation Formulation

Schema Activation Formulation

Vicious Flower Formulation

Vicious Flower Formulation


CBT disorder models

Cognitive Model Of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Cognitive Model Of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Cognitive Model Of Delusions

Cognitive Model Of Delusions

Cognitive Model Of Panic

Cognitive Model Of Panic

Cognitive Model Of PTSD

Cognitive Model Of PTSD

Cognitive Model Of Social Anxiety

Cognitive Model Of Social Anxiety

Fear of Bodily Sensations

Fear Of Bodily Sensations

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Formulation

Understanding PTSD

   

Key reading

  • Kuyken, W., Padesky, C. A., Dudley, R. (2008). The science and practice of case conceptualization. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36, 757-768 Download from comhem.se