National Tour – Persons – Case Formulation (Brisbane)

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18 Oct 2023
09:00 am
- 04:30 pm
Women's College, UQ
Women's College, University of Queensland, College Road, Saint Lucia QLD, Australia
  • Jacqueline B. Persons
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“The case formulation approach to cognitive behaviour therapy”

Presenter: Jacqueline B. Persons

Director, Oakland CBT Center, Oakland, CA and Clinical Professor, Dept of Psychology, University of California at Berkeley

Would you like to learn some skills for developing personalized formulations of your cases that will help you address cultural and other diversity, select treatment targets, and solve problems that arise in treatment?


The case formulation approach to cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) calls for clinicians to develop a cognitive-behavioural formulation of each case they are treating, use the formulation to guide the process of setting treatment goals and intervening to help the client accomplish their goals, and monitor the client’s progress in every session. Case formulation-guided CBT offers an evidence-based approach to individualizing treatment to address each client’s unique situation, including the client’s cultural background and treatment goals.

Dr Persons will introduce clinicians to some of the basic skills of a case formulation approach to CBT and will provide strategies and tools to help clinicians implement it in their clinical practice. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice developing some formulation hypotheses for their clients.


About this event:

Teaching methods to be used in this workshop will include didactics presented via PowerPoint slides, numerous case exemplars, practice exercises, brief video content, and role-play demonstration by the presenter.


Key Learning Objectives

  1. Develop a comprehensive Problem List for their clients
  2. Develop some formulation hypotheses for their clients
  3. Collect progress monitoring data and use them to guide treatment


Implications / Applications of Learning for Clinical Practice

This session is designed to allow for those with a casual familiarity with topic area; e.g., treated one case to fully participate.


Duration & Format

This workshop has 7 hours CPD, and includes morning and afternoon teas, and lunch.

Doors open prior to the 9am start, and the expected finish is 5pm.


References – readings

  1. Persons, J. B., Beckner, V. L., & Tompkins, M. A. (2013). Testing case formulation hypotheses in psychotherapy: Two case examples. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 20, 399-409.
  2. Persons, J. B., & Hong, J. J. (2016). Case formulation and the outcome of cognitive behavior therapy. In N. Tarrier & J. Johnson (Eds.), Case formulation in cognitive behaviour therapy (2nd ed., pp. 14-37). London: Routledge.
  3. Persons, J. B., & Tompkins, M. A. (in press). Cognitive-behavioral case formulation. In T. D. Eells (Ed.), Handbook of psychotherapy case formulation (Third ed.). New York: Guilford.

Non-members can join now and take advantage of AACBT Membership for a discounted ticket!

There are limited early bird rate tickets for full members only for this event, and please note that there are no door sales possible.

Please contact info@aacbt.org.au for more information.


COVID Safety:

Please note, the venue will be following all relevant Public Health Orders and checking delegates as per their obligations. Density, and mask requirements will be in line with relevant government guidelines. As per all events, please do not attend if you are unwell.

If you are required to cancel your attendance owing to a COVID isolation, please contact us for a full refund or ticket transfer.


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