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Treating Difficult Personality Disorders

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Treating Difficult Personality Disorders

Michael Rosenbluth

ISBN: 978-0-787-90315-2 November 1996 Jossey-Bass 240 Pages

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A Volume in the Jossey-Bass Library of Current ClinicalTechnique

Offers the most current information for working with thischallenging client population and outlines proven treatment optionsfor borderline, narcissistic, and anti-social personalities. Alsoaddresses the question of countertransference with reassuring,supportive advice to help practitioners deal with their ownfrustration.
Foreword.

1. The Assessment and Treatment of Borderline PersonalityDisorder(Michael Rosenbluth, Daniel Silver).

2. Dealing with Self-destructiveness in Borderline Patients(John G.Gunderson, Timothy Davis, Virginia R. Youngren).

3. Combined Treatment Approach with Borderline Patients( AlanBardikoff).

4. Psychotherapy of Borderline Patients(Jerome Kroll).

5. Treating the Narcissistic Personality Disorder(Gary Rodin, SamIzenberg).

6. The Assessment and Management of Antisocial PersonalityDisorder(Robert G. Ruegg, Caroline Haynes, Allen Frances).

7. Countertransference and the Difficult Personality-DisorderedPatient( Howard E. Book).
"Practicing clinicians from all mental health disciplines willbenefit from this practical guide for treating personalitydisordered patients who present unique and difficult challenges totraditional methods of psychotherapeutic intervention. Nationallyrecognized experts in the treatment of severe characterpsychopathology present their perspectives on the management ofthese difficult-to-treat borderline and narcissisticpatients."

Liberally illustrated with clinical vignettes that speak vividly tothe struggles of every clinician who works with these kinds ofpatients, this book is a `best buy' for any practitioner who wouldundertake such challenges. (Howard A. Bacal, M.D., training andsupervising analyst, The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis,Los Angeles)

Provides an excellent resource for working with these challengingpatients. (Brian Shaw, PH.D., psychologist-in-chief, The TorontoHospital/Hospital for Sick Children)

This pragmatic volume goes a long way toward guiding us toimproving the care for people with difficult personality disorders.(Paul E. Garfinkel, M.D., professor and chair, Department ofPsychiatry, University of Toronto Medical School)