12. Case Formulation for Individuals with Personality Disorder

  1. Peter Sturmey2 and
  2. Mary McMurran3
  1. Lawrence Jones

Published Online: 24 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119977018.ch12

Forensic Case Formulation

Forensic Case Formulation

How to Cite

Jones, L. (2011) Case Formulation for Individuals with Personality Disorder, in Forensic Case Formulation (eds P. Sturmey and M. McMurran), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119977018.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Queens College and City University, New York, USA

  2. 3

    Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 2 SEP 2011

Book Series:

Book Series Editors:

  1. Clive R. Hollin4 and
  2. Mary McMurran3

Series Editor Information

  1. 3

    Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, UK

  2. 4

    School of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683958

Online ISBN: 9781119977018



  • case formulation for individuals - with personality disorder;
  • aim of formulation, linking problems - processes of change and outcomes;
  • feature of personality-related causal factors - for behaviors, pervasive and enduring;
  • Kinderman and Tai, distinguishing single factor model - and multi-factorial Psychological Model of Mental Disorder (PMMD) formulations;
  • The Morton framework - Morton diagram identifying interactions between contributory factors;
  • transient state repertoires, as mode of trait expression - Ward, Polaschek and Beech's, underlying traits to produce transient states;
  • actuarial and structured clinical judgment measures - the Historical, Clinical, Risk Management-20 (HCR-20);
  • treatment targets, assessment strategies - Offense Paralleling Behavior (OPB) and intervention;
  • conceptualizing causal factors - and ways, in which these interact with each other;
  • knowledge of forensic literature on Risk-Needs-Responsivity (RNR) - literature on personality disorder, needed


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Personality and Offending

  • Assessment

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • References