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1st Edition

The Elements of Psychological Case Report Writing in Australia

ISBN 9780815367185
Published November 21, 2017 by Routledge
270 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Elements of Psychological Case Report Writing in Australia is a comprehensive and applied review of material required for basic case conceptualisation and report writing in Australia. This book is the first of its kind to offer a one-step resource to success in submitting concise case reports that demonstrate basic applied psychological competence. For anyone looking to submit case reports to the Psychology Board of Australia to support their application for general registration this is an absolute must-have resource.

Most notably this book provides:

Numerous assessment focused and intervention focused case report examples:

  • A presentation of case report requirements for 4+2 and 5+1 internship programs;
  • A review of important case conceptualisation areas necessary for applied psychological understanding;
  • Time management tips and guidance for making focused progress on the production of required case report and avoiding procrastination.

Both early career and experienced psychologists will find the case reports illustrative of various assessments and interventions in applied psychology in Australia. No other resource has collected together in one place multiple case reports illustrating the use of so many assessment instruments nor such a variety of interventions for the treatment of psychological difficulties in Australia.

Table of Contents


Editor Information

Contributor Information

Part A: Introductory Information

1. Rationale for an elements book on case reports Nadine J. Pelling

2. Assessment and intervention case report information Nadine J. Pelling

3. Case Formulation: A Practical Guide for Beginners Tim Upsdell

4. Setting SMART goals for psychological case reports Jill Lawrence and Lorelle J. Burton

Part B: Assessment Cases

5. PAI Case Study Deah Abbott and Caleb Lack

6. Memory Impairment Case Study Deborah Anderson and Karen Sullivan

7. GAD Case Study Gavin Beccaria

8. Paraphilia Case Study Cristina Cavezza

9. Multitest Screen Case Study Travis Gee

10. Vocational Case Study Andrada Iordachescu and Tim Upsdell

11. Cognitive Impairment Case Study Julia Kuring

12. Sleep Case Study Kurt Lushington and Lisa Chantler

13. ASD Case Study Lisa Milne and Emma Little

14. SLD Case Study Tanya Wilson and Kelly Allen

15. Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia Case Study Sophia Xenos and Melissa Van Styn

Part C: Intervention Cases

16. Cognitive Behavioural Intervention for Obesity Leah Brennan and Kylie Murphy

17. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Health-Related Adjustment Disorder Bianca Denny and Susana Gavidia-Payne

18. Childhood Specific Phobia: Fear of Zips Christine Grove

19. Motivational Interviewing with Cocaine, Anxiety, and Alcohol Disorders Kate Hall

20. Untreated PTSD and Alcohol Use Disorder: Diabolical Twins William Hough

21. Adjustment Disorder with Mixed Disturbance of Emotion & Conduct Clive Jones

22. Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics for Tourette’s Syndrome in a Paediatric Female Caleb Lack

23. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Trichotillomania and Generalized Anxiety Disorder in an adolescent Female Caleb Lack

24. Coping With Life Changes Vicki McKenzie

25. Bullying in the Workplace Shelley Rogers

26. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Multiple Comorbidities: Alcohol, Social Anxiety, and Depression Matthew Smout

27. Multiple Psychological Comorbidity Treated with Cognitive Processing and Schema Therapy Matthew Smout

28. Coping Planning suicidality: A case study Helen Stallman and Amanda Hutchinson

29. Multiple Comorbidities: Grief, Loss, Explosive Anger, and Withdrawal Ryan Teuma and Christine Grove

30. Mixed Psychological Interventions for Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia) Tanya Wilson and Kelly Allen


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Nadine J. Pelling is a Fellow of the Australian Counselling Association, Clinical Psychologist, and member of the Australian Psychological Society. She is employed full-time as a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Counselling at the University of South Australia in the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy. Dr Pelling also maintains a small private practice in the southern suburbs of Adelaide.

Lorelle J. Burton is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and Professor of Psychology at the University of Southern Queensland. Professor Burton has been an invited assessor for national teaching excellence awards and grants and has led numerous national collaborative research projects on student transition. She is an internationally recognised psychology educator, and her current research focus involves leading cross-community collaborations to promote community capacity building and well-being. Professor Burton was awarded the Distinguished Contribution to Psychological Education Award from the Australian Psychological Society in 2016.