Published online by Cambridge University Press: 14 April 2022
After assessing a client a treatment plan is required. The chapter outlines the practical steps in proceeding from a case formulation to a treatment plan. Since many techniques are modified for application in many different clinical problems and psychological disorders, we will concentrate on providing a description of particular procedures that are broadly applicable. The chapter provides practical illustrations of treatment planning with outlines of behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, cognitive therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy. It includes specific examples of clinical cases and explains how these approaches can be subsumed under a transdiagnostic framework of treatment planning. Consideration of transdiagnostic interventions involves targeting negative affect, intolerance of uncertainty, anxiety sensitivity, avoidance and safety behaviours, emotion regulation, and metacognitve therapy.