Beyond diagnosis- and therapy-centred therapy: the case for incorporating contextual factors in psychotherapy treatment planning.

@article{Restifo2011BeyondDA,
  title={Beyond diagnosis- and therapy-centred therapy: the case for incorporating contextual factors in psychotherapy treatment planning.},
  author={Sam Restifo},
  journal={Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={
          309-12
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this paper is to outline a basic approach to psychotherapy treatment selection, with an emphasis on the role of contextual factors. METHOD Observations and suggestions are based on clinical work and reading of the psychiatric literature. CONCLUSION It is preferable to organize psychotherapy treatment selection around a consideration of case formulation and contextual factors rather than just diagnosis or a general preference for a purportedly superior type of… CONTINUE READING

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