A Brief Psychotherapy for Personality Disorder

A Brief Psychotherapy for Personality Disorder

By: Don W. Ebrahim (author)Paperback

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A Brief Psychotherapy for Personality Disorder introduces Traumatic Separation Theory as a new approach to treatment. It combines traditional with contemporary behavioural, biological, cognitive, and humanist concepts. Traumatic Separation Theory creates a shared paradigm with more intelligibility, which can explain and predict the categories, comorbidity, and coexistent psychopathology of Personality Disorder. It offers hope to all those diagnosed with Personality Disorder, and shows a way forward for therapists and professionals involved in offering treatment and support. Dr Don Ebrahim, a GP for over twenty-five years, and a psychotherapist for the past thirty years, has drawn on his extensive training and considerable clinical experience to arrive at this Brief Psychotherapy for Personality Disorder - a crystallization of new ideas that challenge conventional approaches that have failed in the treatment of Personality disorder and other psychological conditions. Dr Ebrahim has been internationally recognised as a major contributor to the development of a psychological and physiological understanding of traumatic separation, to treat a whole range of conditions, that have their roots in traumatic childhood separations under the age of ten, before logic and reason has been established. Traumatic Separation Theory and its application in therapy, aims to restore equilibrium in all physiologies. This physiological equilibrium equates with feeling a homeostatic calm in the body - an essential for survival. Fear, anger, and rejection are basic emotions that can manifest themselves in maturing separations from childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood. This, in turn, can give rise to psychological distress and associated physiological conditions. Traumatic Separation Theory and its clinical application thus, has an essential part to play in advancing the treatment options available to therapists. In a world of increasing threat, there is an almost frantic preoccupation with promoting health and excellence for all; and innovative ideas currently focus on genetic selection, modification, and other biological interventions. Traumatic Separation Theory has the potential to play a role in parallel and create a more humane society that can understand and offer treatment to the benefit of all.

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Dr. Donald W. Ebrahim LRCP (Eng.) MRCS (Lond.) After qualifying from Sheffield University Medical School in 1952, he held hospital posts in Paediatrics and Orthopaedics. A brief spell of service in the Royal Army Medical Corps was followed by general practice in Coventry. As a single handed G.P. for twenty five years, he used hypnosis for a wide variety of problems. He was also in charge of a school for emotionally disturbed children during this time, developing innovatory techniques in group hypnosis settings. Since 1971 he has lectured for the British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis. In 1976 the Swedish Society for Experimental and Clinical Hypnosis invited him to demonstrate his techniques with children. Ever since, his workshops and lectures have formed part of their three-year training programme in hypnosis for psychiatrists and psychologists. In 1981 the BBC. invited him to take part in their television documentary "Hypnosis and Healing" and again in 1984 in "Alternative Medicine". In June 1982 he completed 350 hours training in short-term Psychoanalytic psychotherapy under the personal supervision of Prof. Lewis Wolberg M.D. and Prof. Arlene Wolberg Ph. D. of the Postgraduate Centre for Mental Health, University of New York. Since then he has been in full-time private practice in psychotherapy. He was co-chairperson with Gordon Ambrose, Gail Gardner and Karen Olness in the Paediatric workshop at the 9th International Congress in Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine held in Glasgow in 1983, and was workshop chairperson at the 2nd, 3rd, and the 6th European congresses in subsequent years. In 1986 he was invited to be the keynote speaker on hypnosis at the Canada West Medical Congress, and in the same year he obtained a Master Practitioner's Certificate in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). Since then he has been conducting NLP seminars in Scandinavia and the U.K. with particular emphasis on its application in psychotherapy and education. He has published several articles on hypnosis, its neurological aspects and clinical applications; and NLP. In 1988 he evolved a new model of Personality Disorder - Traumatic Separation Theory and has been teaching its application in short-term dynamic psychotherapy, in Sweden, Denmark and South Africa. On 23 September 1994 in Gotenburg Sweden, he was awarded The Annie Fasth Foundation Prize for his development of Traumatic Separation Theory and researching its clinical applications. He is a member of the British Society of Experimental and Clinical Hypnosis; and has been awarded honorary memberships of the Swedish Society of Experimental and Clinical Hypnosis, and the Danish Society of Medical Hypnosis in recognition of his teaching. And the South African Society of Clinical Hypnosis has presented him with their Certificate of Tribute.

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  • publication date: 31/08/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781784557119
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 60
  • ID: 9781784557119
  • weight: 73
  • ISBN10: 1784557110

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