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CBT for Personality Disorders

CBT for Personality Disorders

February 2011 | 168 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This key new text on CBT for personality disorders offers a unique trainee guide to this complex area. The book provides a practical, hands-on overview of the treatment strategies for working with personality disorders, linking these with the theory of both cognitive and behavioural approaches. Covering the full range of personality disorders, this is the most rounded and introductory guide yet. Key content includes:

- therapist self-care; avoiding pitfalls

- holding the CBT line in challenging circumstances, across a range of multi-disciplinary settings

- exploration of the therapeutic relationship and engagement strategies

- reflections on the evidence for CBT and personality problems

- chapter introductions and summaries, key learning points and reflective questions

- case examples and vignettes.

This book is an important resource for anyone wishing to use their CBT training with clients presenting personality disorders.

Personality Disorders or Not?
CBT in the Front-Line
The Process of CBT: From Symptoms to Problems and Goals, Moving on to Formulation
Socialising the Client to CBT, Identifying Problems and Goals, and Treatment Evaluation
Structuring Sessions
From Agenda Setting to Homework

Interventions for (Lasting) Change
Engagement Strategies
Reflection on CBT as a Psychological Therapy for Personality Disorders
Pitfalls for the Therapist

Fantastic book. CBT has traditionally had a poor record with clients with this common diagnosis. This book shows how practitioners can work effectively by working with a flexible yet faithful (to CBT) model

Dr Matt Birks
Department of Health & Human Sciences, Essex University
August 6, 2012

An informative book with clear practice examples.

Dr Gillian Rayner
Nursing , Salford University
March 9, 2012

This is a useful text in providing easy to understand explanations of Personality Disorder. In reading the introduction, I found the analogy of 'driving a large car' was useful in understanding the approach of CBT with PD.

I also liked the scripts which described particular techniques, interventions and stages of therapy.

Ms Clare Brizzolara
Health , Sunderland University
March 7, 2012

Henck Van Bilsen s text is a thorough, if brief review of the main factors involved in providing CBT to this client group. However it would have benefitted from a deeper discussion of the nature and quality of the interpersonal aspects of this work (i.e. the process of transference/counter-transference) that is so critical with this type of disorder

Mr Armin Luthi
Health and Social care sciences, Saint Georges
November 25, 2011

Not only is this a good book around defining personality disorders it reinforces a number of key aspects of CBT and the ideas of transdiagonsis link very well with concepts of strategic therapy. Overall a very useful book for study and clinical practice

Dr Martin Smith
Social Science, Nottingham Trent University
November 10, 2011

The consideration of personality and character styles linked to CBT practice is a useful addition to the body of existing CBT material.

Mrs Anne Smith
other, Liverpool John Moores University
July 20, 2011

Very useful addition to the body of CBT material linked specifically to personality and character styles and how these inform practice.

Adopted for use on the course.

Mrs Anne Smith
other, Liverpool John Moores University
July 20, 2011

Well-written and from a therapy point of view, slightly controversial in that CBT has until now not been considered suitable for people with personality disorders due to lack of evidence of its efficacy. This book suggests otherwise.

Dr Matt Birks
Department of Health & Human Sciences, Essex University
May 25, 2011

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