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Category: Personality Disorders

Working with Borderline Personality Disorder

Responding to Our Own Unhelpful Cognitions By Amy Cunningham, PsyD It’s quite challenging when clients engage in behaviors that we view negatively. This situation commonly arises when we work with clients with borderline personality disorder (BPD). These clients have a history of disturbed relationships and a tendency to engage in maladaptive interpersonal behavior. We ourselves often have negative thoughts about these clients, especially when our own core beliefs become activated. While…
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The Future of Community Mental Health for Persons with Severe Mental Illness

The Future of Community Mental Health for Persons with Severe Mental Illness by Aaron T. Beck, MD Part 3 of 3 Read part 1, A Biography of Cognitive Behavior Therapy Read part 2, The Evolution of CBT in Community Mental Health I think that it is going to take a number of years for us to really get our Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy approach fully implanted. The reason is that the approach…
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Workshop Participant Spotlight – Kimberly Grocher

Kimberly Grocher, LCSW traveled from NYC to attend 3 days of experiential training in CBT for Personality Disorders and Challenging Problems. She works at Weill Cornell Medical College in a group psychiatry practice where she treats clients of all ages, specializing in treating adult women with anxiety and PTSD, couples, and professionals. As a "movement oriented therapist", CBT resonates with her personal beliefs that feelings and goals start with thoughts. She…
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Validation for Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder

During a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck explains that in recent years eastern philosophies and religions have had an increased influence on CBT and which have been incorporated into mindfulness based cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectic behavior therapy. In discussing DBT, he emphasizes the importance of validation with borderline personality disorder patients. For CBT resources, visit our website.
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Combined Therapy is Effective for Patients with Refractory Bipolar Disorder in the Long-Term

According to a recent study published in European Psychiatry, a combined treatment, including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), psycho-education, and pharmacology results in greater long-term efficacy in patients with refractory bipolar disorder than standard pharmacological treatment. The current study is a 5-year follow-up to a previous trial which examined the differences in efficacy for patients (n=40) with treatment resistant bipolar disorder who were randomly assigned to an experimental group that used…
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