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Family Treatment of Personality Disorders

Advances in Clinical Practice, 1st Edition

Edited by Malcolm M Macfarlane

Routledge

444 pages

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Help families cope with the impact of personality dysfunction!

Family Treatment of Personality Disorders: Advances in Clinical Practice examines the application of marital and family therapy approaches to the treatment of a wide range of personality disorders. Valuable on its own and doubly useful as a companion volume to Family Therapy and Mental Health: Innovations in Theory and Practice (Haworth), the book integrates traditional individual models with family systems models to provide a multidimensional approach to treating personality disorders. Each chapter is written by a family therapist with extensive experience treating personality disorders and includes a case example, an exploration of the impact of the disorder on family members, a look at cultural and gender issues, and an examination of how the model is integrated with traditional psychiatric services and the proper application of medication.

Family Treatment of Personality Disorders is a single, accessible source for significant contributions to the emerging literature on family treatment approaches that, until now, have been scattered through journals representing a variety of disciplines. The book’s strong clinical focus provides a concise summary of relevant theory and interventions for effective treatment, including discussion of how to manage crises and acting out behavior. Edited by a practicing frontline clinician, the book provides an overview of the personality disorders field, examines the Structural Analysis of Social Behavior model and the Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy approach, and presents detailed descriptions of key concepts and treatment approaches.

Family Treatment of Personality Disorders focuses on specific DSM-IV personality disorders, including:

  • borderline
  • narcissistic
  • histrionic
  • obsessive-compulsive
  • passive-aggressive
  • avoidant
  • dependent
  • paranoid
Family Treatment of Personality Disorders: Advances in Clinical Practice is an excellent resource for clinicians treating mental health problems and for academic work in family psychopathology and family therapy and mental health.

Table of Contents

  • About the Editor
  • Contributors
  • Foreword (W. John Livesley)
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • PART I: OVERVIEW
  • Chapter 1. Family Treatment of Personality Disorders: Historical Overview and Current Perspectives (Jeffrey J. Magnavita and Malcolm M. MacFarlane)
  • Introduction
  • What Are Personality Disorders?
  • Personality Disorder Classifications
  • Prevalence and Comorbidity
  • History of Personality Disorders
  • Theories of Etiology
  • Theories of Treatment
  • Marital and Family Treatment Approaches
  • Impact of Personality Disorder on Families
  • Toward an Integrated Family-Focused Approach
  • Chapter 2. An Interpersonal Family-Oriented Approach to Personality Disorder (Lorna Smith Benjamin and Gretta Cushing)
  • Introduction
  • Impact on the Family
  • Setting
  • Treatment Model and Case Examples
  • Strengths and Limitations
  • Indications and Contraindications
  • Management of Transference Issues
  • Management of Crises and Acting-Out Behavior
  • Integration with Psychiatric Services and Role of Medication
  • Cultural and Gender Issues
  • Future Directions
  • Chapter 3. An Object-Relations Approach to the Treatment of Personality-Disordered Marriages (Charles C. McCormack)
  • Introduction
  • Impact on the Family
  • Setting
  • Treatment Model
  • Case Example
  • Strengths and Limitations
  • Benefits for the Family
  • Indications and Contraindications
  • Management of Transference Issues
  • Management of Crises and Acting-Out Behavior
  • Integration with Psychiatric Services and Role of Medication
  • Cultural and Gender Issues
  • Future Directions
  • PART II: SPECIFIC DISORDERS
  • Chapter 4. Marital and Family Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (Judith K. Kreisman and Jerold J. Kreisman)
  • Introduction
  • The Development of the BPD Concept
  • Impact on the Family
  • Setting
  • Treatment Model
  • Case Examples
  • Strengths and Limitations
  • Benefits for the Family
  • Indications and Contraindications
  • Management of Transference Issues
  • Management of Crises and Acting-Out Behavior
  • Integration with Psychiatric Services and Role of Medication
  • Cultural and Gender Issues
  • Future Directions
  • Chapter 5. Family Therapy with a Histrionic-Obsessive Couple (Len Sperry)
  • Introduction
  • Impact on the Family
  • Setting
  • Treatment Model
  • Case Example
  • Strengths and Limitations
  • Benefits for the Family
  • Indications and Contraindications
  • Management of Transference Issues
  • Management of Crises and Acting-Out Behavior
  • Integration with Psychiatric Services and Role of Medication
  • Cultural and Gender Issues
  • Future Directions
  • Chapter 6. Integrative Marital and Family Treatment of Dependent Personality Disorders (William C. Nichols)
  • Introduction
  • Impact on the Family
  • Setting
  • Treatment Model
  • Case Example
  • Strengths and Limitations
  • Benefits for the Family
  • Indications and Contraindications
  • Management of Transference Issues
  • Management of Crises and Acting-Out Behavior
  • Integration with Psychiatric Services and Role of Medication
  • Cultural and Gender Issues
  • Future Directions
  • Chapter 7. Systemic Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder: An Integrative Approach (Malcolm M. MacFarlane)
  • Introduction
  • Impact on the Family
  • Setting
  • Treatment Model
  • Case Example
  • Strengths and Limitations

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC025000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work