Integrated Treatment for Personality Disorder: A Modular Approach

Integrated Treatment for Personality Disorder: A Modular Approach

By: W. John Livesley (editor), Giancarlo Dimaggio (editor), John F. Clarkin (editor)Hardback

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Rather than arguing for one best approach for treating personality disorder, this pragmatic book emphasizes the benefits of weaving together multiple well-established intervention strategies to meet each patient's needs. A framework is provided for constructing a comprehensive case formulation, planning treatment, and developing a strong therapeutic alliance. The clinician is guided to utilize techniques from all major therapeutic orientations to address transdiagnostic personality symptoms and problems involving emotion regulation, interpersonal functioning, and self and identity. Showing how to pick and choose from "what works" in a thoughtful, coordinated fashion, the book features rich clinical illustrations, including a chapter-length case example. See also Handbook of Personality Disorders, Second Edition, edited by W. John Livesley and Roseann Larstone, the leading reference that surveys theory, research, and evidence-based treatments.

About Author

W. John Livesley, MD, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, Canada. His research focuses on the structure, classification, and origins of personality disorder, and on constructing an integrated framework for describing and conceptualizing personality pathology. His clinical interests are directed toward developing a unified approach to treatment. Dr. Livesley is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is a past editor of the Journal of Personality Disorders. Giancarlo Dimaggio, MD, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, is a co-founding member of the Center for Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy in Rome, Italy. His primary interest is in metacognitive processes and mental disorders. He has published four books, including the coauthored Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy for Personality Disorders, and more than 120 papers in scientific journals. Dr. Dimaggio is an associate editor of Psychology and Psychotherapy and the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Personality Disorders. He has guest-edited many journal special issues on research and treatment for personality disorder. John F. Clarkin, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Co-Director of the Personality Disorders Institute at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His research focuses on the phenomenology of personality disorder and treatment of patients with borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder. Past president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Dr. Clarkin has published numerous articles and books on psychopathology, differential treatment planning, and personality disorder.


I. Conceptual Framework and Treatment Principles 1. Why Integrated Treatment?: General Principles of Therapeutic Change, W. John Livesley, Giancarlo Dimaggio, & John F. Clarkin 2. A General Framework for Integrated Modular Treatment, W. John Livesley & John F. Clarkin II. Assessment, Treatment Planning, and the Treatment Contract 3. Diagnosis and Assessment, W. John Livesley & John F. Clarkin 4. Formulation and Treatment Planning, John F. Clarkin & W. John Livesley 5. Establishing a Treatment Framework and Therapeutic Alliance, Paul S. Links, Deanna Mercer, & Jon Novick III. General Change Principles and Mechanisms 6. A Relational Approach to Personality Disorder and Alliance Rupture, Sumru Tufekcioglu & J. Christopher Muran 7. The Role of Mentalization in Treatments for Personality Disorder, Anthony W. Bateman & Peter Fonagy 8. Improving Metacognition by Accessing Autobiographical Memories, Giancarlo Dimaggio, Raffaele Popolo, Antonino Carcione, & Giampaolo Salvatore IV. Treating Symptoms and Dysregulated Emotions 9. Managing Suicidal and Other Crises, Paul S. Links & Yvonne Bergmans 10. Psychopharmacological Considerations in Integrated Modular Treatment, Kenneth R. Silk & Robert O. Friedel 11. A Modular Strategy for Treating Emotional Dysregulation, W. John Livesley 12. Treating Emotional Schemas, Robert L. Leahy 13. Adapting Mindfulness for Treating Personality Disorder, Paolo Ottavi, Tiziana Passarella, Manuela Pasinetti, Giampaolo Salvatore, & Giancarlo Dimaggio V. Treating Interpersonal and Self Functioning 14. Treating Maladaptive Interpersonal Signatures, Nicole M. Cain & Aaron L. Pincus 15. Promoting Radical Openness and Flexible Control, Thomas R. Lynch, Roelie J. Hempel, & Lee Anna Clark 16. Treatment of Violence-Prone Individuals with Psychopathic Personality Traits, Stephen C. P. Wong 17. Enriching Self-Narratives: Advanced Phases of Treatment, Giancarlo Dimaggio, Raffaele Popolo, Antonino Carcione, Giampaolo Salvatore, & William B. Stiles 18. Strategies for Constructing a More Adaptive Self-System, John F. Clarkin, Frank Yeomans, Chiara De Panfilis, & Kenneth N. Levy 19. Promoting Integration between Different Self-States through Ongoing Reformulation, Giampaolo Salvatore, Raffaele Popolo, & Giancarlo Dimaggio VI. Integration 20. A Case Study of Integrated Treatment, John F. Clarkin, W. John Livesley, & Giancarlo Dimaggio 21. A Final Review of Integrated Modular Treatment for Personality Disorders, John F. Clarkin, W. John Livesley, & Giancarlo Dimaggio

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781462522880
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 478
  • ID: 9781462522880
  • weight: 830
  • ISBN10: 1462522882

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