cultural formulation

cultural formulation

A systematic review of a person's cultural background and the role of culture in the manifestation of symptoms and dysfunction. It includes the cultural identity of the individual, cultural explanations of the illness, cultural factors related to the environment and individual functioning, cultural elements of the clinician-patient relationship, and a general discussion of how cultural considerations may influence the diagnosis and treatment of a psychiatric illness.
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She emphasizes the consolidation of what is known about culturally diverse counseling and new developments in neuroscience and "culture" genes, as well as in the areas of implicit and explicit bias, microaggressions, and the Cultural Formulation Interview, and recent developments in positive psychology and strengths-based counseling.
As described in the DSM-5 Outline for Cultural Formulation and operationalized in the Cultural Formulation Interview, clinicians should assess possible cultural differences among Bill, his family, his community, and his clinicians regarding their cultural concepts of distress and illness and expectations of care in order to formulate a treatment plan acceptable to patient and family.
The cultural formulation of psychiatric disorders is important in many different ways, including the prevention of misdiagnoses as discussed by Adeponle and elsewhere [1, 2], obtaining crucial clinical information [3-5], improving the patient rapport and interaction [6], improving therapeutic effectiveness [7], and serving as a guide to clinical studies [8] and cultural epidemiological studies [9] on psychiatric disorders.
A good starting point is the DSM-5's Cultural Formulation Interview, which is a set of 16 questions psychiatrists can use to determine the impact of culture on a patient's clinical presentation and care.
Applying the DSM-5 Outline for Cultural Formulation and the Cultural Formulation Interview.
In order to provide better cultural assessment of all patients, the APA has provided an 11-page tool, the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI) intended for clinicians to conduct in-depth cultural assessments of patients to aid in diagnosis and development of a comprehensive treatment plan (APA, 2013, pp.
Another important step in the roadmap, particularly in light of the cultural formulation guidelines in the DSM-5, is the recognition that the mental health workforce needs to be culturally and linguistically diverse.
The Cultural Formulation model in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V, American Psychiatric Association, 2013) is a valuable tool for articulating the value of self and other.
Cultural formulation has also been deemed important in training.
A cultural formulation approach to career counseling with international students.
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