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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Thought, Formulation, Thresholds and Coherence

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"The paradigms that guide our clinical thinking are necessary. They afford us, at a minimum, the comfort (and the benefits) of being in error, rather than thrashing about in confusion. And .... they provide us with the necessary consistency, coherence and vision. ...."
 (Dumont, 1993, p. 203)
"All that is visible must grow beyond itself, and extend into the realm of the invisible."

"All that is invisible must grow beyond itself, and extend into the realm of the visible."

Dumont, F. (1993). Inferential heuristics in clinical problem formulation: Selective review of their strengths and weaknesses. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 24, 196–205.

Dumont is cited in:
Vertue, F., & Haig, B. (2008). An abductive perspective on clinical reasoning and case formulation. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 64(9), 1046-68.