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Integrated Modular Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder
A Practical Guide to Combining Effective Treatment Methods

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  • Date Published: July 2017
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  • isbn: 9781108156608

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  • This clinical guide describes a different way to treat borderline personality disorder. Rather than using the currently available therapies, the author presents a trans-theoretical approach that combines the essential elements of all effective treatments. The book offers a framework for understanding the nature and origins of borderline personality disorder that is used to define treatment targets and strategies. Building on this foundation, systems for organizing treatment are presented around change mechanisms common to all effective therapies. Interventions are presented in modules, allowing therapists to select treatment according to the needs of patients. Treatment is explained by dividing therapy into phases, each addressing different problems. Methods are described to promote engagement, manage suicidality, treat crises, improve emotional regulation, restructure maladaptive interpersonal behaviours, construct a new sense of self and identity, and build a life worth living. The volume will interest mental health professionals from all disciplines and different levels of expertise.

    • Offers an alternative way to conceptualize treatment
    • Describes an integrated approach combining the effective components of all current therapies to provide a comprehensive treatment used by a wide range of mental health professionals with different theoretical orientations
    • Utilizes a modular therapeutic structure allowing clinicians to tailor treatment to the needs of individual patients
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    'W. John Livesley is a much-needed resource, offering a fresh look and new ideas on a transtheoretical approach that integrates elements shared by all effective treatments.' Joan Swart, PsycCRITIQUES

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    • Date Published: July 2017
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108156608
    • contains: 6 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction and Framework for Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder:
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding normal and disordered personality
    3. Understanding borderline personality disorder
    4. Origins and development
    Part II. Assessment and Treatment Planning:
    5. Diagnosis and assessment
    6. Formulation, treatment planning and the treatment contract
    Part III. General Modules: Introduction to Part III
    7. General treatment module 1: structure
    8. General treatment module 2: treatment relationship
    9. General treatment module 3: consistency
    10. General treatment module 4: validation
    11. General treatment module 5: self-reflection
    12. General treatment module 6: motivation
    Part IV. Safety, Containment, and Engagement: The Initial Phase of Treatment: Introduction to Part IV
    13. Managing crises and containing emotions and suicidality
    14. Managing the early sessions
    Part V. Improving Emotional Regulation and Modulation: Introduction to Part V
    15. General principles for improving emotional stability
    16. Building emotional stability: psychoeducation, awareness and emotion regulation modules
    17. Improving emotional processing
    Part VI. Exploration and Change: Treating Interpersonal Problems: Introduction to Part VI
    18. Principles for treating maladaptive schemas and interpersonal patterns
    19. Treating submissiveness and attachment insecurity
    20. Treating the core interpersonal conflict
    Part VII. Constructing a More Adaptive Sense of Self: Introduction to Part VII
    21. Building a more coherent self
    22. Promoting an adaptive self-narrative and flexible working selves
    23. Getting a life: building a personal niche
    Part VIII. Retrospect and Prospect: Introduction to Part VIII
    24. Summary and overview: the treatment process across time.

  • Author

    W. John Livesley, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    W. John Livesley is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

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