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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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Seven Steps for Anger

CBT for Anger By Norman Cotterell, PhD Anger is built on expectations. We expect people to treat us fairly and they don’t.  We expect children to respect the wishes of their elders and they don’t. We expect the government to have our needs at heart and it doesn’t. Each time there is a gap between expectation and reality, anger is more than willing to fill in that gap.  Each time someone…
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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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