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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Case formulation and Reflection in Hodges' model

Case formulation is a process in which I believe Hodges’ model can be used. Johnstone and Dallos (2006) help conjoin case formulation with an original purpose of Hodges’ model, that of supporting reflective practice, as follows:

Formulation and reflective practice. The notion of reflective practice is becoming increasingly important in all therapeutic traditions; that is, the necessity of being aware of one’s own feelings and reactions as a therapist as well as one’s own position in terms of professional status, gender, class, ethnicity and so on, and how these impact upon the therapeutic process. How might these ideas be taken on board in formation? What kind of biases is formulation open to, and how can we minimise them? p.2.
There are of course many concepts mentioned above that are key in staging a therapeutic interaction. As a series of conjoined conceptual spaces Hodges’ model provides a stage were reflections can be made personally, professionally and therapeutically moving to the development of formulations that are shared with clients.

Johnstone, Dallos and contributors also describe the issue of integrative formulation an aspect also of relevance to further study of Hodges' model.

Johnstone L., Dallos, R., (Eds.) (2006). Formulation in Psychology and Psychotherapy: Making Sense of People's Problems, Routledge, Oxford.

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