Formulation: An integrative approach

This workshop aims to provide delegates with an understanding of how to formulate a case in Clinical Psychology. The emphasis of the day will be on how a variety of approaches can be used integratively to reach a rich understanding of the problems people present with. There will be both presentations and active workshops so that the focus can be on applying theory to practice.


09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a 1 hour break for lunch - provided) 
16:00 Workshop ends


This workshop is intended for anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in Clinical Psychology and also anyone currently in training. Qualified Clinical Psychologists may also wish to attend.

Please note that the AGM will take place during the lunch break.

Learning outcomes and objectives 

  • To provide an overview of theory and practice in formulation
  • To practise formulating from an integrative perspective
  • To discuss recent developments and debates in formulation

Facilitator: Lucy Johnstone

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:

Fri, 31/08/2012 (All day)
Contact Information: 

Tel: +44 (0)1332 227776

Division of Clinical Psychology Pre-Qualification Group & BPS Learning Centre