Psychiatrists' understanding and use of psychological formulation:a qualitative exploration

Mohtashemi, Roxanna and Stevens, John and Jackson, Paul G. and Weatherhead, Stephen (2016) Psychiatrists' understanding and use of psychological formulation:a qualitative exploration. BJPsych Bulletin, 40 (4). p. 212.

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Abstract

Aims and method To establish an initial conceptualisation of how psychiatrists understand and use formulation within adult psychiatry practice. Twelve psychiatrists took part in semi-structured interviews. Transcripts were analysed using a constructivist grounded theory methodology.Results Formulation was conceptualised as an addition to diagnosis, triggered by risk, complexity and a need for an enhanced understanding. Participants valued collaborative formulation with psychologists. Multiple contextual factors were perceived to either facilitate or inhibit the process. Barriers to formulation led to a disjointed way of working.Clinical implications Findings contribute to an understanding of formulation within psychiatry training and practice.

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Journal Article
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BJPsych Bulletin
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83361
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01 Dec 2016 16:34
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Published
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08 Jul 2020 06:02