Psychiatrist, Writer, Commentator

Formulation for beginners

Wednesday, 25th June 2014

Selzer R, Ellen S. Formulation for beginners. (2014) Australiasian Psychiatry. 22(4), 397-401.


Objective: Developing a formulation is an important method of understanding the people we treat. Writing a formulation need not be seen as burdensome or difficult. Our objective is to provide a framework for the formulation process to make it more accessible for beginners.

Conclusion: We describe a method that beginners can adopt easily and then build upon as their experience and knowledge broadens.