PsychEd Episode 16: Biopsychosocial Formulation with Dr. Erin Carter

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In this episode, we discuss the biopsychosocial formulation — what it is and how we do it. Our guest expert is Dr. Erin Carter, an in-patient psychiatrist at St. Joseph's Healthcare Centre in Toronto, Canada.

The learning objectives for this episode are as follows:

  1. Understand the components of a biopsychosocial formulation

  2. Develop an approach to organizing and eliciting salient information to aid in formulation

  3. Distinguish between summary and synthesis of information

  4. Understand how to communicate a formulation effectively

  5. Use the biopsychosocial formulation to inform a management plan

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