Severe Personality Disorders (Google eBook)

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Bert van Luyn, Salman Akhtar, W. John Livesley
Cambridge University Press, Sep 6, 2007 - Medical
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Originally published in 2007, this book is about understanding and managing patients with severe personality disorders. It covers biological, psychoanalytic and cognitive behavioral approaches and provides a pragmatic guide to best practice. As well as discussing issues of severity, treatability and the range of appropriate management options, the content explores the common elements of effective interventions and covers early prediction, countertransference, disruptions of the therapeutic alliance, suicidal crises and what to do when dealing with dangerous, refractory and stalking patients. The chapters are authored by an international cast of distinguished investigators and innovators from the field. This is a holistic, practical guide to the treatment of patients with a range of these disorders and it should be read by members of the mental health team dealing with this challenging clinical group.
  

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Contents

how far do the science and art of psychotherapy carry us?
1
what method fits whom?
30
recent developments and technical implications for the treatment of patients with severe personality disorders
42
enhancing the positive dimensions of personality
59
5 Personality disorders from the perspective of child and adolescent psychiatry
79
6 Disruptions in the course of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis
93
7 Managing suicidal crises in patients with severe personality disorders
109
8 Borderline personality disorder day hospitals and mentalization
118
a critical review
137
management of the refractory borderline patient
164
when treatment is not an option
181
12 Stalking of therapists
196
13 Common elements of effective treatments
211
Index
240
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