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The science and practice of case conceptualization

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Case conceptualization is a foundation of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) because it describes and explains clients' presentations in ways that inform interventions. Yet the evidence base challenges the claimed benefits of case conceptualization. This paper reviews the rationale and evidence base for case conceptualization and outlines a new approach that uses the metaphor of a case conceptualization crucible in which a client's particular history, experience and strengths are synthesized...

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10.1017/S1352465808004815

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Journal:
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
Volume:
36
Issue:
6
Pages:
757-768
Publication date:
2008-11-05
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EISSN:
1469-1833
ISSN:
1352-4658
URN:
uuid:5374bcf3-c5c6-4636-84d3-2e03b1c8022b
Source identifiers:
491328
Local pid:
pubs:491328

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