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concept

 [kon´sept]
the image of a thing held in the mind; an abstract notion. A concept is an element used in the development of a theory. It is generally agreed that the central concepts of the discipline of nursing are environment, health, nursing, and person.

con·cept

(kon'sept),
1. An abstract idea or notion.
2. An explanatory variable or principle in a scientific system.
Synonym(s): conception (1)
[L. conceptum, something understood, pp. ntr. of concipio, to receive, apprehend]

concept

/con·cept/ (kon´sept) the image of a thing held in the mind.

concept

Etymology: L, concipere, to take together
a construct or abstract idea or thought that originates and remains within the mind. conceptual, adj.

concept

A discrete notion with a single meaning, which in a controlled vocabulary is mapped to one or more words that convey its context.

con·cept

(kon'sept)
1. An abstract idea or notion.
2. An explanatory variable or principle in a scientific system.
Synonym(s): conception (1) .
[L. conceptum, something understood, pp. ntr. of concipio, to receive, apprehend]

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A more comprehensive conceptualisation is not only essential for Stage II work within the DBT model where the focus is on reducing posttraumatic stress, but is necessary for work with this client group because of the diversity in presentations.
Beck (1995) and Koerner and Linehan (1997) allows for the underlying mechanisms to be added to a more specific functional analysis, thereby combining a formulation at the case level with a formulation at the situation level, and combining the covert conceptualisation elements, with the overt ones.
We offer the following case example, where an integrative case conceptualisation was developed for a client diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder who was part of a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) programme.
The chain analyses also provided an opportunity for Rachel to apply new skills and provided the therapist with material and information to begin to develop a conceptualisation at the covert case level.