Over the past two decades considerable progress has been made in developing specialist psychosocial treatments for borderline personality disorder (BPD), yet the majority of people with BPD receive treatment within generalist mental health services, rather than specialist treatment centres.
This is a book for general mental health professionals who treat people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). It offers practical guidance on how to help people with BPD with advice based on research evidence. After a discussion of the symptoms of BPD, the authors review all the generalist treatment interventions that have resulted in good outcomes in randomised controlled trials, when compared with specialist treatments, and summarise the effective components of these interventions. The
treatment strategies are organised into a structured approach called Structured Clinical Management (SCM), which can be delivered by general mental health professionals without extensive additional training.
The heart of the book outlines the principles underpinning SCM and offers a step-by-step guide to the clinical intervention. Practitioners can learn the interventions easily and develop more confidence in treating people with BPD. In addition, a chapter is devoted to how to help families - an issue commonly neglected when treating patients with BPD. Finally the authors discuss the top 10 strategies for delivering treatment and outline how the general mental health clinician can deliver these
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 377 g
Dimensions: 233 x 156 x 19 mm
A 350-word review is not enough to do this book justice. Written by two psychiatrists, one with a psychodynamic and the other a behavioural orientation, the book succeeds in outlining different psychological and pharmacological approaches to the treatment of borderline personality disorder in a harmonius and enlightened way.,, This book is highly recommended and I consider the authors to have achieved what they set out to do: instill hope in all of us working with
patients with borderline personality disorder and, in so doing, instil hope in patients themselves. * Psychiatric Bulletin *
This book presents a fairly short but effective treatment guideline for borderline personality disorder. It is definitely a top-down recommendation for how to structure the treatment, what goals are important, how to deal with crisis, etc. * Breet C. Plyler, MD, Doody's Notes *
I have just now come across your book, and it is absolutely excellent! There is a real need to move BPD treatment from specialty clinics to more general care If we give people the impression that the only treatment is DBT or MBT, we will deny them the likelihood of doing well with something more practical that still applies the right principles, reserving more resource-intensive models for the sickest patients. Congratulations! * Dr Joel Paris, McGill University, Canada *