Formulation Resource - Applying psychology to literature and popular culture

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cooney1987
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Formulation Resource - Applying psychology to literature and popular culture

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Hi everyone,

I just wanted to share some resources that I have been working on. I've set up a blog where I use psychological formulation to explore literature and popular culture. I typically take a character from a novel I've read and use formulation to explore them in more detail. I've used CBT, CAT, CFT and the cognitive model of psychosis formulations so far. I mainly use instagram, twitter and my blog to share this work with a focus on engaging the book communities on instagram and twitter. The book and characters I've picked so far have been rich and complex and often explore themes of trauma and addiction. It's been really helpful for me as a recently qualified Clinical Psychologist, as it's helped me practise formulation skills and how to communicate psychological models and theories more widely. I thought I'd share this here as some of you might be interested to see examples of formulation or if you've read the books have the chance to dig a little deeper into some fascinating characters. Please get in touch on my links below if this is of interested to you and I'm always open to some new suggestions for books and characters to explore!

Thanks,
Stuart

Website: https://thepaperbackpsychologist.com/
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You only weote sixteen words on this forum before you decided to use it for self-promotion. You might want to take a look at item 14 of our guidance for members:
14.) Do not advertise anything that could lead to your commercial gain without the permission of the moderators. Please don't spam the forum, including via links in your sig. In the context of this forum, spam means advertising for profit, or posts/signatures linking to a site for the purposes of increasing traffic (or search engine ranking). We actively protect the forum from spam and will immediately ban users who post to link to other sites that are not related to psychology (eg pornography, illegal media, or products for sale such as kitchens or medication) or to promote their services or products (even if these relate to psychology) or who post only to promote other content outside of this website (eg a blog or website, even if related to psychology).
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I’m sorry if this was inappropriate. I hadn’t intended on this to be perceived this way and wasn’t aware of the guidance. Thanks for sharing that. I had used this site a lot as an assistant and on my journey to getting on the doctorate (this was on an old account and I don’t have the password for anymore - which accounts for my lack of previous input to the forum).

My blog is just a bit of fun and a way to communicate psychological concepts in what is hopefully a fun and engaging way. I just thought it could be of interest to anyone interested in formulation.

This wasn’t meant as an advertisement and if this would be seen as such please delete the post from the forum. Again I’m sorry for any offence caused.

Good luck everyone as interview season approaches!
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It isn't a problem, as I'm sure the topic will be of interest, and if you've been a member previously it would make the balance of give and take feel a bit different. We've just had a few people who have joined just to self-promote, and I guess I'm jaded by having to deal with those over and over. I'm also mindful that we cover our costs by charging advertisers a small fee, so there are people who have paid to promote a book, website or blog.
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Very late posting a reply to this but I LOVE this idea. As a former English teacher who now works in mental health, this is the perfect concept for me. I am really enjoying checking your website out and will privately do some examples of my own to help improve my formulation skills.
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