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

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Chances are that every therapist in private practice will, at some point in his or her career, encounter a client with borderline personality disorder (BPD). It is very hard to help people with BPD, especially within the limited scope of treatment allowed by most managed care programs. But the severity of BPD, in particular the tendency of people with BPD to engage in suicidal and self-destructive behaviors, makes it critical that therapists have every chance .... Close for successful intervention. By blending ...

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Overview

Chances are that every therapist in private practice will, at some point in his or her career, encounter a client with borderline personality disorder (BPD). It is very hard to help people with BPD, especially within the limited scope of treatment allowed by most managed care programs. But the severity of BPD, in particular the tendency of people with BPD to engage in suicidal and self-destructive behaviors, makes it critical that therapists have every chance .... Close for successful intervention. By blending the most effective treatment techniques available for BPD into a clear and systematic protocol, this book gives therapists the best chance available for achieving lasting change in 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.

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“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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572244467
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 4/3/2006
  • Series: Professional Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 971,204
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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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Table of Contents

1 Diagnosis 7
2 Etiological issues 41
3 Core characteristics and treatment implications 51
4 Fundamental treatment decisions 71
5 Common features in various treatments 79
6 Prognosis and treatment goals 87
7 Therapeutic strategies 91
8 Therapeutic strategies for reducing emotional arousal and dyscontrol 113
9 Self-destructive behavior 133
10 Psychopharmacology 139
11 When you have time for longer-term therapy 143
12 Psychotherapy : terminable and interminable 149
App. A Assessing borderline personality disorders with psychological tests 153
App. B Pleasant events checklist 157
App. C Early maladaptive schemas 161
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