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 5 days ago, by Anonymous
Added 10 days ago, by Danielle
Really clear explanations of the different elements to case formulation.
Added 11 days ago, by Nicola
thought highlighting the importance of self efficacy crucial
Added about 1 month ago, by Anonymous
Really useful and easy to follow.
Added about 2 months ago, by Rachel
Great update on formulation. Very engaging and interesting.
Added 2 months ago, by Anonymous
good course! comprehensive and helpful for professionals how are at the start of their career
Added 3 months ago, by Anonymous
useful recap
Added 3 months ago, by Nathaniel
This course was very useful. I have learnt how I can write up my assessment with all relevant detail.
Added 3 months ago, by Anonymous
Really enjoyed this. Easy to understand. A great refresher. Thank you
Added 4 months ago, by claudia
very informative and easy to follow :)

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