Some readings!

Here are a couple of readings on case formulation…

Enjoy ’em!

This one is a chapter from a book ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Mental Health Care’, this chapter is written by Alec Grant, Jem Mills, Ronan Mulhern and Nigel Short, and discusses cognitive behavioural case formulation as a method for strengthening the therapeutic relationship, as well as describing some of the models used in cognitive behavioural therapy for mental health.

This paper is written by Eoin Stephens, from PCI College & Centre for Sexual Addictions.  It discusses some of the pro’s and con’s of the approach.

And this presentation is about clinical reasoning, written by PA Mabe, Medical College of Georgia.  It suggests that problem-based learning may provide a somewhat easier way for clinicians to develop skills in clinical reasoning in context.

The final information dump for today are these definitions – just to round out your education… (thanks M!)

ADULT: A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle.

BEAUTY PARLOUR: A place where women curl up and dye.

CANNIBAL: Someone who is fed up with people.

CHICKENS: The only animals you eat before they are born and after they are dead.

COMMITTEE: A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.

DUST: Mud with the juice squeezed out.

EGOTIST: Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation.


INFLATION: Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.

RAISIN: Grape with a sunburn.

SECRET: Something you tell to one person at a time.

SKELETON: A bunch of bones with the person scraped off.

TOOTHACHE: The pain that drives you to extraction.

TOMORROW: One of the greatest labour saving devices of today.

YAWN: An honest opinion openly expressed.


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