The Personality Disorders Treatment Planner / Edition 1

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"The Personality Disorders Treatment Planner provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payers, and state and federal review agencies."
  • Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the freedom to develop customized treatment plans for clients with personality disorders
  • Organized around 32 main presenting problems, from antisocial-malevolent and borderline-petulant to histrionic-appeasing, obsessive-compulsive, paranoid-fanatic, and others
  • Over 1,000 well-crafted, clear statements describe the behavioral manifestations of each relational problem, long-term goals, short-term objectives, and clinically tested treatment options
  • Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem or DSM-IV™ diagnosis
  • Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to the requirements of most third-party payers and accrediting agencies (including JCAHO and NCQA)
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This book provides all the elements necessary to develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payers, and state and federal review agencies. Organized around 32 main presenting problems, from antisocial- malevolent and borderline-petulant to histrionic-appeasing, obsessive- compulsive, and paranoid-frantic, approximately 1,000 statements describe the behavioral manifestations of each relational problem, long-term goals, short-term objectives, and treatment options. A sample treatment plan is included. Jongsma as a psychological consultant; Bockian is an author. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471394037
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/7/2001
  • Series: PracticePlanners Series, #65
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 579,364
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

ARTHUR E. JONGSMA, Jr., PhD, is the series editor for thebestselling PracticePlanners. He is also the founder and Directorof Psychological Consultants, a group private practice in GrandRapids, Michigan.
NEIL R. BOCKIAN, PhD, is the coauthor of the Manual for the MillonPersonality Disorders Checklist.

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Table of Contents


Practice Planner Series Preface.






Antisocial—Reputation Defending.























Passive-Aggressive (Negativistic).







Appendix A: Bibliotherapy Suggestions.

Appendix B: Index of DSM-IV Codes Associated with PresentingProblems.

Appendix C: Reference.

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First Chapter



  1. 1. Persistently breaks the law.
  2. 2. Is deceitful, and uses aliases, lies, or cons people to get what is wanted.
  3. 3. Acts on impulse, without giving much thought to future consequences.
  4. 4. Is aggressive and irritable, with a history of fights or assaults.
  5. 5. Engages in reckless behaviors that create dangerous situations for self or others.
  6. 6. Is irresponsible with regard to work, financial, and family obligations.
  7. 7. Lacks remorse, as shown by indifference to (or rationalizing of) harm he/she has caused.
  8. 8. Has a history of antisocial behaviors (rule breaking, lying, physical aggression, disrespect for others and property, substance abuse, etc.) since adolescence.


  1. 1. Demonstrate increased sensitivity to the needs of others rather than displaying only selfish concerns.
  2. 2. Improve impulse control and reduce reckless, shortsighted behavior.
  3. 3. Decrease excessive anger and irritability while learning to handle everyday anger appropriately.
  4. 4. Learn to view affection and cooperation positively.
  5. 5. Exhibit interpersonally responsible conduct.
  6. 6. Accept that ordinary rules of law and conduct apply to everyone.




  1. 1. Is belligerent and at times vicious, brutal, and violent.
  2. 2. Is resentful and distrustful of authority figures.
  3. 3. Anticipates betrayal and punishment from others.
  4. 4. Lacks the capacity to experience guilt.
  5. 5. Is callous, fearless, impulsive, and often commits unlawful acts.
  6. 6. Displays self-serving, manipulative, deceitful, and uncooperative attitudes and behaviors.
  7. 7. Is irresponsible, failing to live up to obligations such as providing child care or fulfilling job obligations.
  8. 8. Lies to avoid taking responsibility for behavior or to gain own ends at others' expense.
  9. 9. Has a childhood history of family chaos, abuse, and neglect.
  10. 10. Breaks laws and rules without guilt or remorse, regardless of the pain inflicted on others.


  1. 1. Reduce hostile, aggressive, belligerent behavior, including both verbal and physical abuse.
  2. 2. Maintain lawful and/or responsible behavior.
  3. 3. Improve ability to tolerate authority relationships appropriately.
  4. 4. Increase capacity to delay gratification in order to achieve long-term objectives.
  5. 5. Improve capacity to see how own behaviors are harmful to others.
  6. 6. Establish at least one relationship that involves, at minimum, a modest degree of trust.




  1. 1. Expresses need to be thought of as unflawed.
  2. 2. Presents an image of being tough, indomitable, and formidable.
  3. 3. Becomes angry and defensive when status is questioned.
  4. 4. Is highly overreactive to slights.
  5. 5. Is irritable and aggressive.
  6. 6. Is extremely concerned with or obsessed with enhancing or defending his/her own or his/her family's reputation.
  7. 7. Consistently presses to be in the dominant position in relationships and/or work settings.
  8. 8. Lacks remorse, as shown by indifference to (or rationalizing of) the harm he/she has caused.


  1. 1. Reduce the need to be dominant in all circumstances.
  2. 2. Increase flexibility and acceptance of a variety of roles, including equal and subordinate relationships.
  3. 3. Soften tough, indomitable image.
  4. 4. Reduce defensiveness regarding slights.
  5. 5. Decrease aggressiveness and irritability.
  6. 6. Increase acceptance of own flaws.




  1. 1. Avoids others due to fears of criticism, disapproval, or rejection.
  2. 2. Does not get involved with people unless certain of being liked.
  3. 3. Is afraid of being shamed or ridiculed in intimate relationships.
  4. 4. Is extremely fearful of criticism and rejection.
  5. 5. Is quiet during interpersonal situations due to feelings of inadequacy.
  6. 6. Views self as inferior and socially awkward.
  7. 7. Inhibits activities due to fear of embarrassment.


  1. 1. Reduce social withdrawal and loneliness due to social anxiety.
  2. 2. Improve conversational behaviors and other interpersonal skills, thereby decreasing social isolation.
  3. 3. Improve self-esteem and reduce self-criticism.
  4. 4. Increase active focus on pleasurable stimuli and decrease focus on painful stimuli.
  5. 5. Increase willingness to take risks in interpersonal contexts.
  6. 6. Reduce fears and ruminations regarding rejection and humiliation.
  7. 7. Improve intimacy in relationships.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2001

    Absolutely essential!

    If you write treatment plans then you must have this book. Well organized and easy to follow for any mental health professional. It saves me time and allows me to customize my treatment plans for my clients¿ individual needs. If you own the DSM-IV, this book is the perfect companion. Regardless of theoretical orientation this book will help you to satisfy the demands of managed care. It is indispensable and, in today¿s world of managed care, this book is the ultimate time saver.

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