For some 5 to 16 million Americans, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a pervasive pattern of instability that begins early in life. What are the three subgroups of BPD? How do you differentiate BPD from other disorders? What is the likelihood of recovery? Is group or individual therapy more effective? What environmental, genetic, and biological influences may cause BPD? How do medications impact BPD symptoms? This book will help answer these and many other questions.
Borderline Personality Disorder: The Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies discusses At-a-glance features include 7 typical characteristics of those with BPD, Differential diagnostic concerns, Treatment strategies for interpersonal, cognitive, dialectical behavior, and group therapy, 13 predisposing factors for suicide, 4 psychometric assessment tools, New self-report and interview instruments, Treatment dialog examples for various theoretical approaches, Comparison table of 6 classes of medications used to treat BPD and 6 key relapse prevention treatment strategies.
Features & Benefits
- Anecdotes - Each chapter contains a fictionalized account that personalizes the disorder entitled "From the Patient's Perspective".
- Sidebars - Narrow columns on the outside of each page highlight important information, preview upcoming sections or concepts, and define terms used in the text.
- Definitions - Terms are defined in the sidebars where they originally appear in the text and in an alphabetical glossary.
- References - Numbered references appear in the text following information from that source.
- Case Examples - Our examples illustrate typical adult client comments or conversation exchanges that help clarify different treatment approaches.
- Key Concepts - At the end of each chapter, we include a review list of the key concepts from that chapter. Use these lists for ongoing quick reference as well as for reviewing what you learned from reading the chapter.
Melanie Dean, PhD-Licensed Psychologist, former Director of the Solutions Focused Therapy Clinic, University of Missouri Kansas City Counseling Center
Melanie Dean, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with over 10 years experience treating people with borderline personality disorder in clinical and community settings. Dr. Dean is former Director of the Solutions Focused Therapy Clinic at the University of Missouri Kansas City Counseling Center and founder of Compact Clinicals publishing company.