Alternatives to DSM & ICD

Using Psychological Formulation in Teams

In my first post I outlined the principles and practice of psychological formulation, which is one possible alternative to psychiatric diagnosis. I suggested that any genuine alternative needs to be based on the principle of restoring rather than obscuring (as diagnosis does) the meaning in madness. Formulation will already be a familiar idea to...
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Alternatives to DSM & ICD

Alternatives to Psychiatric Diagnosis: Psychological Formulation

I am pleased to have the opportunity to follow up some of the themes that have already appeared on this site, and to offer an outline of one possible alternative to psychiatric diagnosis: psychological formulation. First, I will supply some context from the UK. Background to the UK Division of Clinical Psychology’s call for...
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