The first edition of Cognitive Behavior Therapy of DSM-IV Personality Disorders broke new ground. It differed from other CBT books by offering brief but thorough user-friendly resources for clinicians and students in planning and implementing effective treatments. The third edition of this classic text continues this tradition by providing practitioners—both practicing clinicians and those in training—a hands-on manual of highly effective, evidence-based cognitive and behavioral interventions for these challenging disorders.
The beginning chapters briefly describe the changes between the DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5 and emphasize the best of the recent evidence-based CBT assessment and treatment strategies applicable to personality disorders. The book then guides clinicians in each step of the treatment process--from assessment to case conceptualization to selection and implementation of intervention. Case material is used to illustrate this process with the most recent developments from Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based therapies, and Dialectic Behavior Therapy.
"This is a remarkably integrative text! Sperry & Sperry have succeeded in bringing together the latest developments in standardized diagnostic assessment and cognitive-behavioral conceptualizations to describe the most commonly encountered personality disorders in clinical practice. The authors concisely explicate a wealth of evidence-based treatment procedures (including "third wave" methods) in a highly organized, comprehensive fashion from the first session to termination. Their engaging use of case examples and transcript material makes CBT for personality disorders come to life."--Cory F. Newman, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Director, Center for Cognitive Therapy
"This new edition “includes the most up-to-date research in evidence-based treatment …one of the best sources for treating patients suffering with personality disorders.”
From the Foreword by Arthur Freeman, Ed.D.
Foreword Preface I. Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Personality Disorders 1. CBT and Personality Disorders: Basic Considerations 2. CBT and Personality Disorders: Assessment, Case Conceptualization, and Treatment 3. CBT and Personality Disorders: Interventions I 4. CBT and Personality Disorders: Interventions: II II. Cognitive Behavior Therapy Strategies with Specific Personality Disorders 5. Avoidant Personality Disorder 6. Borderline Personality Disorder 7. Dependent Personality Disorder 8. Histrionic Personality Disorder 9. Narcissistic Personality Disorder 10. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder References Index
About the Authors:
Len Sperry, MD, PhD, is Professor and Director of Clinical Training at Florida Atlantic University and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has practiced, taught and written about personality disorders and CBT for over three decades and has had extensive formal training in the diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders and in CBT. Among his 900+ professional publications are several articles, book chapters, and books on personality disorders and on CBT, including the Handbook of the Diagnosis and Treatment of the DSM-5 Personality Disorders.
Jon Sperry, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Lynn University and a staff therapist at the Counseling and Psychological Services at Florida Atlantic University. He has extensive training in CBT, and practices, supervises, and consults on the use of CBT in the treatment of personality disorders and other disorders. He has published several articles and book chapters and is co-author of Case Conceptualization: Mastering this Competency with Ease and Confidence.