Coherence in Case Conceptualizations - Concept and Evaluation of a Computer Supported Training Program

Caspar, Franz; Benninghoven, Dieter; Berger, Thomas (2004). Coherence in Case Conceptualizations - Concept and Evaluation of a Computer Supported Training Program. Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, medizinische Psychologie, 54(8), pp. 320-329. Thieme 10.1055/s-2003-815001

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In several domains of professional expertise it has been found that experts' action is based on a deep understanding of the problems they act on, and also the outcome of psychotherapies depends on the quality of the view which therapists develop of their patients. Unfortunately there are signs that the quality of case conceptualizations is suboptimal in many instances, even after special (traditional) training. This was reason for developing an innovative program for the training of partial abilities required to develop differentiated case conceptualizations. In the program specifically the graphical representation of the relations a therapist sees is supported by a computer program. The program gives fast feedback on several formal aspects of the case conceptualization, among others its coherence, and supports its further elaboration. An evaluation of the program in a controlled trial with a total of 34 participating therapists showed a good acceptance and significant effects in several criteria for the quality of the representation of the analyzed cases.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

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Caspar, Franz and Berger, Thomas


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology








Thomas Berger

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26 Jul 2017 09:18

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