Formulation is a key skill psychologists use to pull together all the information from the assessment to provide a psychological understanding of a person’s problems.  This lets both the client and therapist understand what has gone wrong, what the causes are, what is keeping the problem going and what can be done to change the situation. 


Developing the formulation is a collaborative process based upon the life experiences and current thoughts, feelings and behaviour patterns that the client describes.  It is vital in outlining what can be done to help and is tailored carefully to each individual while also taking into consideration specific research on common psychological difficulties such as depression, anxiety and trauma.  

Dr David Turner MA (Hons), MSc, MScRes, DClinPsy

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