Fit to Practice: Augmenting Modular Cognitive Behavioral Procedures with Case Conceptualization

Author(s): Sirirat Ularntinon , Robert Friedberg , Simone Behar , Jenna Paternostro .

Journal Name: Current Psychiatry Reviews

Volume 12 , Issue 1 , 2016

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Modular Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (mCBT) is guiding child psychotherapy into the future. mCBT is founded on a growing body of empirical research and clinical applications. Despite its compelling advantages, there are some potential cautions. In order to fit children’s diverse presentations mCBT must be individually tailored via case conceptualization. Case conceptualization is widely regarded as an essential CBT competency area and a pivotal component of evidence based procedures. Nonetheless, case conceptualization is a demanding task and the literature suggests that inter-related reliability is suspected. This article addresses these issues and offers several recommendations for improving inter-clinician reliability. Finally, the paper ends with a presentation of a bench-to-bedside confabulated case to illustrate the cognitive behavioral case conceptualization process.

Keywords: Case conceptualization, child and adolescent therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, modular cognitive behavioral therapy.

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Year: 2016
Page: [97 - 104]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1573400511666150930233612
Price: $58

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