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How do our patients come to be the way they are? What forces shape their conscious and unconscious thoughts and feelings? How can we use this information to best help them? Constructing psychodynamic formulations is one of the best ways for mental health professionals to answer questions like these. It can help clinicians in all mental health setting understand their patients, set treatment goals, choose therapeutic strategies, construct meaningful interventions and conduct treatment.Despite the centrality of psychodynamic formulation to our work with patients, few students are taught how to construct them in a clear systematic way. This book offers students and practitioners from all fields of mental health a clear, practical, operationalized method for constructing psychodynamic formulations, with an emphasis on the following steps: DESCRIBING problems and patternsREVIEWING the developmental historyLINKING problems and patterns to history using organizing ideas about development. The unique, up-to-date perspective of this book integrates psychodynamic theories with ideas about the role of genetics, trauma, and early cognitive and emotional difficulties on development to help clinicians develop effective formulations.Psychodynamic Formulation is written in the same clear, concise style of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Clinical Manual (Wiley 2011). It is reader friendly, full of useful examples, eminently practical, suitable for either classroom or individual use, and applicable for all mental health professionals. It can stand alone or be used as a companion volume to the Clinical Manual. Content: Chapter 1 What is a Psychodynamic Formulation? (pages 1–7): Chapter 2 How do we Use Psychodynamic Formulations? (pages 8–11): Chapter 3 How do we Construct a Psychodynamic Formulation? (pages 12–15): Chapter 4 Self (pages 23–31): Chapter 5 Relationships (pages 32–40): Chapter 6 Adapting (pages 41–51): Chapter 7 Cognition (pages 52–60): Chapter 8 Work and Play (pages 61–68): Chapter 9 What we're Born with – Genetics and Prenatal Development (pages 81–89): Chapter 10 The Earliest Years (pages 90–100): Chapter 11 Middle Childhood (pages 101–112): Chapter 12 Later Childhood, Adolescence, and Adulthood (pages 113–122): Chapter 13 Trauma (pages 143–151): Chapter 14 Early Cognitive and Emotional Difficulties (pages 152–162): Chapter 15 Conflict and Defense (pages 163–172): Chapter 16 Relationships with Others (pages 173–181): Chapter 17 The Development of the Self (pages 182–190): Chapter 18 Attachment (pages 191–199): Chapter 19 Psychodynamic Formulations in Acute Care Settings (pages 215–221): Chapter 20 Psychodynamic Formulation in Pharmacologic Treatment (pages 222–229): Chapter 21 Psychodynamic Formulation in Long?Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Revising Over Time (pages 230–237): Chapter 22 Sharing Formulations with Our Patients (pages 238–245):
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