Chronic Non-Malignant Pain: Formulation Based Assessment
By the end of this episode you will be able to:
- Develop a cognitive behavioural case formulation
- Use this to develop a treatment plan
Developing a formulation is nothing new in psychotherapeutic approaches. You can read Freud’s early work which is full of the formulations he developed for why people had their particular problems. Freud however was from a psychoanalytic tradition and this episode focuses on using a cognitive behavioural approach to formulation as a tool for developing understanding of a person’s condition and the creation of an effective treatment plan.   
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- Sharp TJ. Chronic pain: a reformulation of the cognitive-behavioural model. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 2001;39:787-800.
- Bruch M, Bond F. Beyond Diagnosis: Case formulation approaches in CBT. Chichester: Wiley; 1998.