The Power Threat Meaning Framework is a new
perspective on why people sometimes experience a whole range of forms of
distress, confusion, fear, despair, and troubled or troubling behaviour. It is
an alternative to the more traditional models based on psychiatric diagnosis.
This document offers a brief summary of the
principles and evidence from which the PTM Framework emerged, but its main
focus is on the PTM Framework itself and the General Patterns derived from it.
It thus approximates to Chapter 6 of the longer document. In addition, it
includes appendices illustrating some of the ways in which non-diagnostic
practice has already been successfully adopted both within and beyond services.
It was produced under the auspices of the British
Psychological Society in 2018 with lead authors:
Dr Lucy Johnstone, Consultant
Clinical Psychologist and Independent Trainer
Professor Mary Boyle, Professor
Emeritus of Clinical Psychology, University of East London
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