Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide to Evidence-Based Practiceby Joel Paris
Organizing a Vast Body of Scientific Literature, this Indispensable Book Presents the State of the art in understanding borderline personality disorder (BPD) and distills key treatment principles that therapists need to know. Rather than advocating a particular approach, Joel Paris examines a range of therapies and identifies the core ingredients of effective
Organizing a Vast Body of Scientific Literature, this Indispensable Book Presents the State of the art in understanding borderline personality disorder (BPD) and distills key treatment principles that therapists need to know. Rather than advocating a particular approach, Joel Paris examines a range of therapies and identifies the core ingredients of effective intervention. He offers specific guidance for meeting the needs of this challenging population, including ways to improve diagnosis, promote emotion regulation and impulse control, maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries, and deal with suicidality and other crises. Highly readable, practical, and humane, the book also explains the latest thinking on the causes and course of BPD.
Description: This book reviews the data about borderline personality disorder (BPD) and how that impacts the treatment.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide clinicians with evidence-based information about what BPD, how it is being treated, what treatments are successful and not successful, and the future of this disease.
Audience: Clinicians at any level who are caring for patients with BPD or will care for these patients are the intended audience.
Features: The book addresses all areas of BPD, defining what it is, discussing possible causes, exploring different aspects of treatment strategies, and suggesting future directions for research.
Assessment: As a PGY-2 resident, I found this book very helpful as I worked with BPD patients both in and out of the hospital. BPD can be a very intimidating disease as different clinicians diagnose and treat BPD very differently, leaving residents unsure of the correct way to address the disorder. This book provides a clear, evidence-based background and treatment strategies for BPD. The case studies are very helpful as they highlight main points. Readability would be improved by using a numbered note system for referencing research articles in the text and moving the citations to the end of the chapter or the end of the book, rather than using in-text parenthetical citations. In addition, the title is a bit misleading in that it infers that only the treatment of BPD is covered, but the disease is discussed in its entirety.
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Meet the Author
Joel Paris, MD, is a Research Associate at the Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. Since 1994, he has been a Full Professor at McGill University and served as Chair of its Department of Psychiatry from 1997 to 2007. He has supervised psychiatric evaluation with residents for over 30 years and has won many awards for his teaching. Dr. Paris is a past president of the Association for Research on Personality Disorders. Over the last 20 years, he has conducted research on the biological and psychosocial causes and the long-term outcome of borderline personality disorder. Dr. Paris is the author of 153 peer-reviewed articles, 11 books, and 36 book chapters. He is also Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.
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