Accounting for psychological problems: How user-friendly are psychosocial formulations?

Dawn Leeming, Mary Boyle, James Macdonald

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Formulation, with its use of psychosocial explanations for psychological problems, has the potential to normalise and destigmatise clients' difficulties. However, we present findings from a recent study which suggest that for mental health service users, using psychosocial explanations is not a straightforward process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-17
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Psychology Forum
Issue number200
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2009


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