Integrative Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder: Effective, Symptom-Focused Techniques, Simplified for Private Practice by John Preston, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Integrative Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder: Effective, Symptom-Focused Techniques, Simplified for Private Practice

Integrative Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder: Effective, Symptom-Focused Techniques, Simplified for Private Practice

by John Preston
     
 

The Best Interventions for BPD—Structured for Private Practice

If you're a therapist in private practice, the odds are that, at some point, you'll encounter a client with borderline personality disorder (BPD). You already know how challenging it is to help people with BPD, especially within the limited scope of treatment allowed by managed care programs.

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The Best Interventions for BPD—Structured for Private Practice

If you're a therapist in private practice, the odds are that, at some point, you'll encounter a client with borderline personality disorder (BPD). You already know how challenging it is to help people with BPD, especially within the limited scope of treatment allowed by managed care programs. But you want to help. And the severity of BPD, in particular the tendency of people with BPD to engage in suicidal and self-destructive behaviors, makes it critical that you have every chance for conducting a successful intervention—no matter what resources are available to you.

By blending the most effective treatment techniques available for BPD into a clear and systematic protocol, this book shows you how to maximize your chances for helping your client achieve lasting change in the course of brief therapy. Skills for regulation of out-of-control emotions, including some from the much acclaimed dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), make up the core of the program. The book also benefits from the psychopharmacological expertise of its author, John Preston, whose Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists is the essential resource for therapists about psychoactive medication.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A must read for clinicians facing the challenge of treating borderline personality disorder. The book provides practical, wise, and immediately helpful advice that will improve your next session.”
—Allen Frances, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University Medical Center and chair of the Task Force on the DSM-IV

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572244467
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
04/03/2006
Series:
Professional Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,165,663
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

What People are saying about this

Allen Frances
"...practical, wise, and immediately helpful advice that will improve your next session."

Meet the Author

John D. Preston, PsyD, ABPP, is professor emeritus at Alliant International University in Sacramento, CA, and has also served on the faculty of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and the Professional School of Psychology, San Francisco. He has authored twenty-one books in the areas of psychotherapy, neurobiology, and psychopharmacology, and coauthored Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple, Consumer's Guide to Psychiatric Drugs, and Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists. Preston is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has lectured internationally.

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