Cognitive Behavior Therapy of DSM-IV-TR Personality Disorders

Highly Effective Interventions for the Most Common Personality Disorders, Second Edition

By Len Sperry

Foreword by Arthur Freeman

© 2007 – Routledge

244 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Cognitive Behavior Therapy of DSM-IV-TR Personality Disorders is a timely addition to clinical practice, as personality disorders have received steadily increasing attention in recent years and Cognitive Behavior Therapy is now the most widely practiced theoretical orientation. Thoroughly revised from the first edition, the book offers an overview of the field, with significant updates to reflect the most recent advances in CBT in the treatment of personality disorders. Invaluable as both a text and a professional reference, it emphasizes developmental psychopathology and integrative CBT treatment conceptualizations. It provides busy clinicians with the most effective practical clinical strategies - illustrated with compelling case material - that they need to work effectively with personality-disordered individuals.


"…some of the best descriptions and clearest CBT treatment conceptualizations available anywhere." - from the foreword by Arthur Freeman

"Len Sperry is clearly a master of personality assessment and the third-generation of cognitive behavior therapy. With clarity and insight, he describes effective ways to treat both the temperament and the character of people. Sperry is really the first to synthesize such a range of techniques in a balanced way, rather than as an advocate of a particular method. His flexible and integrative approach will be of great value to everyone who treats people with personality disorders." - C. Robert Cloninger, M.D., author of Feeling Good: The Science of Well-Being

Table of Contents

Freeman,Foreword. Part I: Cognitive Behavior Therapy of the Personality Disorders. Cognitive Behavior Therapy of the Personality Disorders: Basic Considerations. Cognitive Behavior Therapy Interventions with Personality Disorders: I. Cognitive Behavior Therapy Interventions with Personality Disorders: II. Part II: CBT Strategies with Specific Personality Disorders. Avoidant Personality Disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder. Dependent Personality Disorder. Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Histrionic Personality Disorder. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder. References. Index.

About the Author

Len Sperry, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in Counseling at Florida Atlantic University and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is board certified in both psychiatry and clinical psychology, is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and has published more than 350 articles and chapters and some 50 professional books.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSYCHOLOGY / Personality
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General