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5 Ps formulation worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with a 5 Ps formulation worksheet, which will help you to analyze your problem using the 5ps model.

What is 5 Ps formulation worksheet about?

This worksheet is about 5ps formulation, which refers to analyzing the problem by taking into consideration the presenting problems, predisposing factors, Precipitating factors, Perpetuating factors, and Protective factors. The presenting problem is the current issue client is facing, the predisposing factors are those factors like biological, or personality factors that put a person at  risk to current issues, the precipitating factors are the triggers that set the problems, then the perpetuating factors maintain the issue and the protective are the ones that help a person to overcome such issues. 

How will the 5 Ps formulation worksheet help?

This worksheet will help you to analyze the problem and see why it was caused and which factors you can use to deal with it. It will give you a clear picture of the current issue you are facing. It can also aid in making intervention plans that will target specific factors. 

Instructions on how to use the 5 Ps formulation worksheet.

Write down the presenting problem then write the predisposing, precipitating, perpetuating, and protective factors. 

You can download this worksheet here.

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On this page, we provided you with a  5 Ps formulation worksheet, which hopefully helped you to analyze your problem using the 5ps model.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.