Chapter 1. Structural and Functional Approaches to Case Formulation

  1. Peter Sturmey PhD Professor member Senior Lecturer Chief Psychologist clinical psychology trainee

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773192.ch1

Behavioral Case Formulation and Intervention: A Functional Analytic Approach

Behavioral Case Formulation and Intervention: A Functional Analytic Approach

How to Cite

Sturmey, P. (2008) Structural and Functional Approaches to Case Formulation, in Behavioral Case Formulation and Intervention: A Functional Analytic Approach, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773192.ch1

Author Information

  1. Queens College and The Graduate Center City University of New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 25 AUG 2008

Book Series:

  1. Clinical Psychology

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470018897

Online ISBN: 9780470773192

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Keywords:

  • behaviorism and basic learning concepts;
  • structural and functional approaches in case formulation;
  • respondent and operant behavior and controlling variables;
  • clinical applications of concepts and related interventions;
  • Mike Gallager's case, depression due to unhappy divorce;
  • psychometric tests and standardized interviews - criteria for major depressive disorder, dysthymia or bipolar disorder;
  • hidden structure, real subject matter - selecting and interpreting relevant surface structure;
  • structuralist approach to anthropology - thought processes uniform in all cultures;
  • structural approaches under-emphasizing individual differences;
  • experimental analysis of behavior (EAB)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mike Gallager

  • How should we Proceed?

  • Structuralism

  • Functionalism

  • Mr Gallager Revisited