The Best Interventions for BPD—Structured for Private Practice
If you're a therapist in private practice, the odds are that, at some point, you'll encounter a client with borderline personality disorder (BPD). You already know how challenging it is to help people with BPD, especially within the limited scope of treatment allowed by managed care programs. But you want to help. And the severity of BPD, in particular the tendency of people with BPD to engage in suicidal and self-destructive behaviors, makes it critical that you have every chance for conducting a successful intervention—no matter what resources are available to you.
By blending the most effective treatment techniques available for BPD into a clear and systematic protocol, this book shows you how to maximize your chances for helping your client achieve lasting change in the course of brief therapy. Skills for regulation of out-of-control emotions, including some from the much acclaimed dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), make up the core of the program. The book also benefits from the psychopharmacological expertise of its author, John Preston, whose Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists is the essential resource for therapists about psychoactive medication.
John D. Preston, PsyD, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist and author or coauthor of twenty books. He is professor emeritus of psychology at Alliant International University, and has also served on the faculty of the UC Davis School of Medicine. He has... Read more
“A must read for clinicians facing the challenge of treating borderline personality disorder. The book provides practical, wise, and immediately helpful advice that will improve your next session.” —Allen Frances, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University Medical Center and chair of the Task Force on the DSM-IV
“Preston had taken on a Herculean task. First, he has written a book on the treatment of individuals with borderline personality disorder, and second, he has offered a protocol for the shorter-term treatments of these individuals. He had succeeded brilliantly in both areas. From conceptualization through diagnosis and treatment, this volume offers both experienced and novice clinicians a practical, applied, and straightforward framework for increasing the potential for therapeutic success with this most difficult and diverse client group.” —Arthur Freeman, Ed.D., ABPP, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine