Team formulation is a growing area of interest and practice, as described and summarised in the BPS Good practice Guidelines on the use of psychological formulation (2011), and is recommended as a core skill in DCP professional documents (eg 'New ways of working in teams', Onyett 2007.) A growing amount of research indicates that it can have benefits in a wide range of areas, including creating more effective intervention plans, improving staff morale, supporting staff with complex and challenging clients, managing difficult team dynamics and shifting team cultures.


09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 
16:30 Workshop ends


The workshop is intended for any clinical psychologist or trainee clinical psychologist. No other prior experience required.

Learning outcomes and objectives 

Participants will:

  • Be aware of the main messages of the BPS Good Practice Guidelines on Psychological Formulation
  • Get up to date on theory and research relating to Team Formulation
  • Learn about strategies for implementing Team Formulation
  • Develop skills in facilitating Team Formulation meetings
  • Be introduced to relevant resources and handouts

Facilitator: Dr Lucy Johnstone CPsychol AFBPsS 

Lucy is the former Programme Director of the Bristol Clinical Psychology Doctorate and has worked in AMH settings for many years. She is author of 'Users and abusers of psychiatry' (2nd edition Routledge 2000) and co-editor of 'Formulation in psychology and psychotherapy: making sense of people's problems' (Routledge 2006), and was the lead author of the DCP 'Good practice guidelines on the use of psychological formulation' (BPS 2011).

Booking information 


  • DCP members: £30 (£25 + VAT)
  • Society members: £60 (£50 + VAT)
  • Society non-members: £90 (£75 +VAT)

How to book:

Registration for this event has closed.


Sat, 20/10/2012 (All day)
Contact Information: 
British Psychological Society’s South West Branch & the Division of Clinical Psychology