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J. Clin. Med. 2016, 5(11), 106; doi:10.3390/jcm5110106

Case Formulation in Young People with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and First-Episode Psychosis

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Headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program, Alfred Health, Prahan, Victoria 3181, Australia
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Psychological Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne 3052, Australia
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Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, and the Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3052, Australia
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Academic Editors: Frances Kay Lambkin and Emma Barrett
Received: 31 August 2016 / Revised: 23 October 2016 / Accepted: 4 November 2016 / Published: 23 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 2016)
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Abstract

Background: Evidence based treatment interventions for young people with first-episode psychosis (FEP) and trauma histories is lacking. Although case formulation (CF) has been widely regarded in cognitive behavioural therapy manuals as beneficial, there is limited empirical research examining how clients and therapists experience the process. Aim: This study aimed to explore young people’s reactions to CF in treatment for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and FEP. Method: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with three participants (aged 19–20) with FEP and PTSD and their therapists, after they had completed a trauma-focused treatment program with a CF component. Transcripts were analysed using an interpretative phenomenological approach and themes were derived. Results: Two themes related to participants’ experiences were identified from the analysis: (1) Developing Insight; (2) A challenging experience; and two themes from the therapists: (1) Doing the case formulation; (2) Value of case formulation. Participants and therapists reported benefits in making connections between current symptoms and past trauma. Participants viewed the process as challenging. Conclusion: Results suggest a potential discrepancy between the experience of the case formulation process for clients and therapists. View Full-Text
Keywords: case formulation; first-episode psychosis; post-traumatic stress disorder; cognitive behavioural therapy case formulation; first-episode psychosis; post-traumatic stress disorder; cognitive behavioural therapy
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Halpin, E.; Kugathasan, V.; Hulbert, C.; Alvarez-Jimenez, M.; Bendall, S. Case Formulation in Young People with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and First-Episode Psychosis. J. Clin. Med. 2016, 5, 106.

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