The Case Formulation Approach to Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Seoul, South Korea 2015

Jacqueline B. Persons

Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Science Center, Oakland, CA and University of California at Berkeley

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Persons. Korea. Day 1. HO

Persons. Korea. Day 2. HO

This two-day workshop is sponsored by Korea University and the KU Mind Health Institute. In the first day, Dr. Persons presents an overview of the case formulation approach to treatment, and describes four ways that using a case formulation approach to treatment helps the clinician solve clinical problems. She works to help participants apply the model by guiding participants through an exercise in which they listen to the first 12 minutes of an initial interview with one of Dr. Persons’ patients (who gave permission for this material to be used in this way) and develop an initial formulation and intervention plan for the case. Dr. Persons presents feedback to the clinicians reporting on how another group of clinicians formulated the case based on this material. Dr. Persons also describes the details of the progress monitoring element of the case formulation approach. In the second day, Dr. Persons describes in detail several strategies that clinicians can use to develop a case formulation. She also illustrates, with multiple case examples, how the case formulation approach helps the therapist solve clinical problems, including noncompliance and other problem behaviors that interfere with treatment, and treatment failure. Presentation methods include didactic material, including multiple case examples presented via Powerpoint slides, audio material from an actual case, role-play demonstration, video role play demonstration, and practice exercises.