Case Formulation: making sense of the information you obtain

1 module


Dr William Davies



In this Case Formulation Module from the APT, you'll learn how to appraise the 6 P's of case formulation: the patient's problem, pre-disposing factors, precipitating factors, perpetuating factors, positive and protective factors and of course, the plan! It enables us to form a powerful strategy to organise the information we obtain in the assessment so we can help the patient as quickly and effectively as possible. And without it, we can be very much 'stumbling in the dark.'

This module is part of the exciting Higher Order Therapy series of one hour modules. Each consists of an audio lasting 15-30 minutes, plus an exercise and resources for you to you use and practice with afterwards. The series is so named because it features all the 'higher order' factors that make therapy successful. If you examine the leading therapies they overlap to a fascinating degree, so by studying all the overlapping elements and then 'picking off' the elements that are unique to each particular therapy you achieve an extraordinary power and breadth in your ability to help others. And this is what the Higher Order Therapy series enables you to do. 

If you are an experienced therapist looking at the Higher Order Therapy modules you will quickly be able to see the ones you are proficient at and the ones you maybe need to brush up on, and that's exactly what you can do here. 

Every module in the Higher Order Therapy series is designed to be accessible, relevant and engaging, so encouraging both novice and expert therapists alike to develop exactly those elements they want to.

Finally, don't be misled by the price; you may feel that the low price suggests these are not serious modules whereas in fact they very much are. The APT's purpose is to make the best, most relevant and engaging training accessible to as many mental health professionals as possible.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate 1 hour CPD

Learning Credits

Case Formulation
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Added 2 months ago, by Anonymous
Useful information
Added 3 months ago, by Iona
This was a good summary of the case formulation but I wish there was more detail about how some information is hard to place within the predisposing, precipitating and perpetuating factors and how to resolve this issue
Added 3 months ago, by Anonymous
Very informative and helpful. It made me consider the importance of developing individual case formulations to help guide the treatment plan rather than just adhering to a specific protocol.
Added 3 months ago, by Anonymous
very informative; presented in an easy to understand way
Added 4 months ago, by Raeleen
Really helpful, understandable. I am a provisional psych in Australia. Was stressing about completing case formulation, but this course has really cleared things up for me!
Added 4 months ago, by Anonymous
Added 4 months ago, by Julie
Added 6 months ago, by Anonymous
A very interesting and informative course!
Added 7 months ago, by Shana
Really easy and simple way to be consistent all the time
Added 9 months ago, by Charlotte
this was helpful

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