Case Formulation with those who Offend
An interactive and engaging online Case Formulation course for Key Workers
“Case formulation has always been one of those things I couldn’t get my head around. Having completed this course I now have a much better understanding of how case formulation works and also have some great tools, especially the ‘Adapted case formulation worksheet and intervention plan’ that I can use in the years to come. Thanks team.”
Case formulation in simple terms seeks to answer the question: “What’s going on and what are we going to do about it”. Firstly, there is a top-down process of cognitive behavioural theory providing clinically useful descriptive frameworks. Secondly, the formulation enables practitioners and offenders to make explanatory inferences about what caused and maintains the presenting issues. Thirdly, case formulation explicitly and centrally informs intervention. Case formulation is a cornerstone of evidence-based CBT practice. This training uses case studies to develop formulations that bridge between practice, theory and research.
Within this course staff will navigate their way through four sections including 1) Bias in decision making, 2) Functional analysis, 3) Understanding risk factors, and 4) Schema analysis. By utilising a range of readings, exercises and activities and quizzes, staff are kept interested and engaged and are not only encouraged to reflect on their progress, but also to consider how what they have learnt applies within real settings and how it can be actioned at the next available opportunity.
What the course covers
- An introduction case formulation with those who offend including key ideas and features and a case formulation framework
- Bias in decision making and the role bias plays in determining the outcomes
- The different areas of functional analysis and how these areas contribute to the understanding of a behaviour
- Different risk factors and how they inform treatment targets and predict the likelihood of recidivism
- Schema analysis and the range of maladpative schema that is likely present within the offending population
By the end of the course learners will be able to:
- Articulate the core components of the case formulation model being trained
- Understand the links between formulation, assessment, treatment planning and intervention
- Practice interviewing an offender to gather information for the purposes of testing hypotheses developed as part of a case formation process
- Identify responsivity issues within a corrections context which can reduce the chances of a robust and well-informed case formulation actually producing a desired outcome
- Develop ideas and strategies for mitigation of these various responsivity issues.
- Covers the key features of a comprehensive assessment and case formulation
- Up skill a large number of staff with one effective, easy to use, enjoyable resource
- Fits with your schedule. Complete the full course or utilise specific modules to target key skills
- Complete exclusively online or as a blended course
- Blended learning provides the perfect platform for those new to online learning
- Supported on your LMS or ours
- Offline version available for closed systems
- Support training (including TTT) available upon request
- Licensing options available
HMA offers a number of licencing options for this e-Learning package.
|$80 (excl. GST)||$720 (excl. GST)
= $72 pp
|$40,000 (excl. GST)
What does my license cover?
- Registration fee for the Totara LMS site and administration costs to get you started
- Unlimited access to the modules for a twelve month period
- Regular updates to the package
- Samples of other packages that may be of interest
For large workplaces the packages can also be loaded onto the organisations own LMS as it is a SCORM compliant package.
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