Integrative Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder

A noted expert in the treatment of borderline personality disorder presents a comprehensive program for treating this difficult condition-integrating the most effective treatments in use today, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). This book allows therapists in private practice to make progress with clients with BPD in just a few sessions.
ISBN10: 1572244461
ISBN13: 9781572244467
Number Of Pages: 200
Publication Date: 20060403
Publisher: NewHarbinger
Binding: Paperback
SKU: 9781572244467
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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.