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|Working with Personality Disorder||Roger Davies||01622 776330|
|Personality Disorders Project Team||Dr Alex Stirzaker||(01452) 891540|
|BSc Therapeutic Intervnetions, Personality Disorder pathway||Gillian Rayner||0161-2957127|
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|EXTRA ORDINARY PEOPLE||ELAINE HEWIS||07843 060890|
|Service User training perspective||Michael O\'Sullivan||01332 362221|
|Personality disorder workshop||Mick Loughran||01268 366246|
|Understanding Schizophrenia||Angela Newton||0151 703 7799|
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|Understanding Bi-Polar Affective Disorder (Manic Depression)||Angela Newton||0151 703 7799|
|Understanding Self Harm||Angela Newton||0151 703 7799|
|Older People's Mental Health||Angela Newton||0151 703 7799|
|Employing People who Experience Mental Distress||Angela Newton||0151 703 7799|
|Understaning Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)||Angela Newton||0151 703 7799|
|Working with Personality Disorders||Matrix Training||01256398928|
|Working with Personality Disorder||Connor Kinsella||0777 172 20997|
|DEVELOPING CLINICAL SUPERVISION PACKAGES FOR COMPLEX CASES IN PRIMARY CARE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES||Mike Dudley||07967 353587|
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- Affective Instability
- Associations Between Symptoms of Borderline
- Autobiographical memory in BPD and depression
- Bateman Fonagy - Effectiveness of Partial Hospitalisation
- Borderline Personality traits in hysterical neurosis
- BPD - The voice of patients
- Changing Ideas about the treatment of BPD
- Children - BPD
- Children at risk for BPD
- Comparative study of personality disorder associated with deliberate self harm
- Comparison of attachment styles in bpd and ocd
- Couples therapy with BPD individuals
- DBT for women with BPD
- DBT vs Community Treatment
- Depressive experiences of inpatients with BPD
- Differential Diagnosis
- Emotional Responses to Self Injury
- Experience of tension in patients with BPD
- Joel Paris - Borderline Personality Disorder
- Mechanisms of Change
- NICE Guidelines - Antisocial Personality Disorder
- NICE Guidelines - Borderline Personality Disorder
- Psychological Conflict in BPD
- Relationship between depression and BPD
- Social Domain Dysfunction and Disorganisation in BPD
- Subtypes of BPD
- Taxometric Analyses of BPD
- The Borderline Empathy Effect
- Trust as a foundation for intervention
- It’s like waving a red rag to a bull
- The world is your oyster
- It makes the blood boil
- Feeling like being in quicksand
- Feels as if the life jacket is deflating
- There is a light at the end of the tunnel
- Going to pieces
- Struggling to keep my head above water
- Scared to death
- As white as a ghost
- A heart of gold
- Yo-yo feelings
- Feel like a square peg in a round hole
- Jumping the gun
- You can take a horse to water but you can’t make him drink
- The grass is always greener on the other side
- Like father like son, or like mother like daughter
- No use locking the stable door once the horse has bolted
- We all don’t sing from the same hymn sheet
- A heart of stone
- Life is not a bowl of cherries
- Every cloud has a silver lining
- A rolling stone gathers no moss
- All that glitters is not gold
- The grass isn’t always greener on the other side
- Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
- Never judge a book by it’s cover
- A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
- A stitch in time saves nine
- Live every day as your last as one day it could be
- Never say never
- Read between the lines
- It’s not what you do but how you do it
- Grab the bull by the horns
- Rome wasn’t built in a day
- There are two sides to every story
- When one door closes another opens
- Let sleeping dogs lie
- A recipe for disaster
- Food for thought
- Fish out of water
- Plenty more fish in the sea
- Lightning never strikes in the same place twice
- Every dog has his day
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Our network is a national group of practitioners who are specialists or have a specialist interest in working with those diagnosed with personality disorder. Our Nationally available practitioners are available to work with you face to face, over the telephone or via the Internet and BPDWORLD’s secure server.
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Managing Intense Emotions and Overcoming Self-Destructive Habits: A Self-Help Manual
By Lorraine Bell
This self-help manual for those who meet the diagnosis of 'emotionally unstable' or 'borderline personality disorder'(BPD) outlines a brief intervention based on a model of treatment known to be effective for other conditions.
From the Back Cover
The treatment of personality disorder is a major concern facing current mental health services. Managing Intense Emotions and Overcoming Self-Destructive Habits is a self-help manual for people who would meet the diagnosis of 'emotionally unstable' or 'borderline personality disorder' (BPD), outlining a brief intervention which is based on a model of treatment known to be effective for other conditions, such as anxiety, depression and bulimia.
The manual describes the problem areas, the skills needed to overcome them and how these skills can be developed. Areas covered include:
- * the condition and controversy surrounding the diagnosis of BPD
- * drug and alcohol misuse
- * emotional dysregulation and the role of thinking habits and beliefs
- * depression and difficult mood states
- * childhood abuse and relationship difficulties.
It will be essential reading for people with BPD and professionals involved in their care - psychologists, psychiatric nurses, psychiatrists and occupational therapists.
Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder (Diagnosis & Treatment of Mental Disorders)
By Marsha Linehan
This session-by-session treatment manual demonstrates how clinicians can teach patients four essential psychosocial skills: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance.
'Marsha Linehan's tremendously in-depth and informative book and its companion skills-training manual offer a needed guide to the cognitive-behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder... Her method has become so widely used by clinicians that the experts in psychosocial treatments consider it one of the best... Marsha Linehan's methods are highly eclectic because they are empirically based; they have been fashioned to fit what works best for borderline patients.' - Lester Luborsky, PhD
Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Living with BPD (Demystified Series) [Illustrated] (Paperback)
By Robert Friedel
Over six million Americans suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), a chronic, disabling psychiatric condition that causes extreme instability in their emotional lives, behavior, and self-image, and severely impacts their family and friends. In Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified, Dr. Robert Friedel, a leading expert in BPD and a pioneer in its treatment, has turned his vast personal experience into a useful and supportive guide for everyone living with and seeking to understand this condition. Friedel helps readers grasp the etiology of Borderline Personality Disorder, the course it takes, the difficulties in diagnosing it, the types of treatment available, strategies for coping, and much more. Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified is an invaluable resource for everyone diagnosed with BPD, those who think they might have the illness, and friends and family who love and support them.
Reader review (Amazon website)
I thought this book was excellent and far exceeded my expectations!! I would recommend this as the only book you would need to read. It is very informative and I found it extremely easy to understand. It even explains whats happening in the brain (although a tad complicated - still worth reading) and stresses this disorder is as real as diabetes etc.
Excellent informative book!!!
Mentalization-based Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Practical Guide
By Anthony Bateman & Peter Fonagy
Reader Review (Amazon website)
FANTASTIC! THis morning my Amazon order plopped through my door.How Do Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy make their work very readable and understandable?
I am biased having had MBT treatment and having moved on in my life yet still stuck in many areas which they do talk about in the practical guide.
Currently I am woking as a service user consultant deivering PD training locally with a generic clinical team who have done the three day MBT training-I have to say that it makes a remarkable difference..
Mentalizing is far from easy but somuch better when you STOP andTHINK, also pushing that pause button and exploring what has happened......
This work is groundbreaking and inspiring.
As a BPD sufferer on a recovery journey I find this book heartwarming too.
BPD IS Treatable and Bateman and Fonagy show you how. The beauty of it is that MBT reaches the parts of you that others may not have reached before. The process of change is painful-MBT makes it a welcome change. FL.
Mentalization: Theoretical Considerations, Research Findings, and Clinical Implications (Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book)
By Fredric N. Busch (Editor)
From the Back Cover
Mentalization is the capacity to perceive and interpret behavior in terms of intentional mental states, to imagine what others are thinking and feeling, and is a concept that has taken the psychological and psychoanalytic worlds by storm. This collection of papers, carefully edited by Fredric Busch, clarifies its import as an essential perspective for understanding the human psyche and interpersonal relationships. The book is divided into theoretical, research and clinical papers, reflecting how the investigators thoughtfully and purposefully pursued each of these goals. Those involved in identifying mentalization have also made consistent efforts to measure and research the concept. Thus, in addition to expanding the theoretical bases and implications of mentalization and identifying clinically useful applications, the authors describe research that scientifically grounds the concept.
"This fascinating and stimulating book focuses on a core aspect human mental capacity, how we perceive and understand ourselves and others, the understanding of which is of central importance to our work with every patient we treat. Dr. Busch has brought together an intellectual powerhouse team of authors, whose work spans the latest thinking about mentalization. The time spent with this work will be repaid over and over for clinicians at any stage of their careers."
- Allan Tasman, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Changing Ideas About the Treatmentof Borderline Personality DisorderW. John Livesley Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, Vol. 34, No. 3, Fall 2004 ( C° 2004)
“The problems presented by the typical patient include symptoms, situational difficulties, maladaptive traits, maladaptive interpersonal relationships, dysfunctional self and interpersonal cognitions, and core self and interpersonal pathology. Few therapies incorporate interventions that cover this range. Most therapies are based on the assumption that there is a single core dysfunction underlying borderline problems”
“A potential problem with eclectic treatment is that therapists, faced with a complex array of problems and the pressure of the patient’s demands will continually switch intervention strategies leading to a confused and disorganized form of treatment. This eventuality may be avoided by addressing problems in a sequential manner.”
“It is not only ideas about treatment that are changing; major changes are also occurring in ideas about the etiology of borderline pathology. Until recently, both psychosocial and biological perspectives tended to assume that there was a major cause for the condition. Psychosocial models tended to stress the contribution of adversity, especially childhood sexual abuse and trauma, and biological models offered explanations in terms of a relationship with mood disorder or dysregulation of specific neurotransmitter systems. The origins of borderline problems, however, are more complex. Multiple lines of evidence indicate that borderline is a psychobiological entity that is influenced approximately equally by genetic and environmental factors.”
Borderline personality disorder: Psychosocial considerations and rehabilitation implications
Mary Hennesseya,∗ and Connie J. McReynoldsbaVocWorks, Inc., P.O. Box 534, Kent, OH, USAbDepartment of Educational Foundations and SpecialServices, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA
“Psychotherapy plays a central role in the treatment of BPD. It is the cornerstone of treatment because it is a stable and consistent process, especially because the disorder itself is marked by instability and inconsistency”
In terms of structuring the therapeutic relationship, Johnson (1991) advanced an eight-point framework for professionals working with clients who have BPD. The tenants of this model are paraphrased below:
Practioner and client contacts should be structured, with clear rules regarding meeting times, fees, and procedures established at the outset of the initial meeting.
The practitioner must take an active role during the sessions to keep the client in reality and minimize transference distortions.
The practitioner must be able to endure the client’s potential verbal abuse without retreating or reciprocating.
The practitioner must continually remind the client of the harmful results of self-destructive behaviors such as substance abuse, binge eating, casual sex, and reckless driving. The focus needs to be placed on the results of the behaviors, not on the motives behind them.
The practitioner’s role is to help the client forge a connection between his or her actions and feelings when the client engages in self-destructive acts.
The practitioner must set limits on client behaviors that threaten the safety of any person interacting with the client. State mandatory reporting laws and ethical codes of the practitioner’s profession must be expressly followed.
The practitioner should present all interactions as occurring in the present, not the in client’s past.
The practitioner needs to monitor his or her reactions to the client as a means of avoiding acting out. The client with BPD can be frustrating and irritating to counsel, but these are the very symptoms that require the highest degree of patience and professionalism to treat effectively.
Adapted from: H. Johnson, Borderline clients: practice implications of recent research, Social Work 36 (1991), 166–173.
Children At-Risk for BorderlinePersonality DisorderMarsha J. Harman
Adult patients who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) have provided valuable information about events and family dynamics that are frequently associated with BPD. Clinicians who work with children are frequently aware of family or individual characteristics that may put a child at risk for developing BPD. Such situations frequently involve attachment issues with the child’s caregivers and can include sexual abuse, divorce, alcoholism/substance use, illness/ death, and neglect. Child characteristics such as learning difficulties and temperament may also predict BPD. Yet, many children are resilient and seemingly unaffected by these events or situations, especially when early intervention may prevent development of BPD.
Frequently, the characteristics associated with a specific personality disorder do not manifest themselves until later adolescence or young adulthood. Nevertheless, a growing number of articles discuss children with personality disorders. One, in fact, describes therapy with a four-year-old who was treated for BPD (Nilsson, 2000).
Personal Accounts: A "Classic" Case of Borderline Personality Disorder Lynn Williams
The first misconception most people have about borderline personality disorder is that its dramatic manifestations such as reckless or suicidal behavior are merely deliberate, manipulative attempts to get attention. That is not true. The distress is real