Assessment: the period during which Dr Justin tends to ask questions, with the aim
of finding out about the 'problem' and other areas of life, including strengths and
resources, in order to put the current difficulties in context.
Formulation or understanding: a shared understanding between Dr Justin and client(s)
about how the problem developed and is being maintained. The formulation indicates
potential options for treatment; together you will decide what support, psychological
or other, may be required.
Intervention/ treatment/ therapy: The agreed methods or techniques aimed to bring
about further understanding of the problem, and potentially a reduction in distress
or impairment to daily life. The psychological model used will depend on the nature
of the problem and the 'fit' between Dr Justin and client(s).
Evaluation: An ongoing process whereby Dr Justin and client(s) consider whether therapy
is helpful or not; this information is fed back into the formulation and intervention.