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Approaches to Case Study : A Handbook for Those Entering the Therapeutic Field - Robin Higgins

Approaches to Case Study

A Handbook for Those Entering the Therapeutic Field


Published: 1st October 1993
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This book is a handbook for all those entering the therapeutic field without previous experience in constructing, executing, assessing, testing and using case-studies. Designed to help those starting work with patients and students settling into early placements, the book draws on anthropological, biographical and medical models of case-study, stresses ways of bridging the humanist and scientific approaches and emphasizing the value of the patient (as well as the therapist) discovering his or her own story.

A must for everybody who is writing or thinking about writing case-studies. -- Nordic Journal of Music Therapy Those readers who find themselves in the early stages of their career in the caring professions...will find this slim volume extremely useful. It is a well-structured book which is very clearly written... This book helps the worker to think constructively about a case from before the referral through to the conclusion of contact. The chapter on 'Case Study and Research' is unique, as it is dealing with the matter in depth as well as being practical. -- Group Analysis ...a practical guide for those contemplating an initial foray into the world of psychotherapy. Chapters covering the referral process, presenting complaint and aspects of personal and family history, leave one with a wealth of useful questions to have in mind when seeing clients... [the book is] of particular appeal to those working in medical settings who have an interest in reaching a more psychologically-based understanding of their patients. -- Association of Child Psychology and Psychiatry Although this scholarly, spirited and enjoyable monograph was written for practitioners of psychological as well as arts therapies, it speaks to physiotherapists in a fresh and elegant way... It has caused me to think about the purpose and the format of case studies...I hope that it finds its way on to recommended reading lists. -- Anne Parry, Physiotherapy

Introduction: Some Preliminary Questionsp. 1
The Idiom of Case-Study (1)p. 4
The Referralp. 18
The Complaintp. 31
The Family Historyp. 38
The Personal Historyp. 45
Patterns of Progressp. 67
Formulationsp. 75
Case-Study and Researchp. 84
The Idiom of Case-Study (2)p. 100
Referencesp. 112
Indexp. 117
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ISBN: 9781853021824
ISBN-10: 1853021822
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 1st October 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2