A Volume in the Jossey-Bass Library of Current Clinical Technique
Offers the most current information for working with thischallenging client population and outlines proven treatment optionsfor borderline, narcissistic, and anti-social personalities. Also addresses the question of countertransference with reassuring, supportive advice to help practitioners deal with their own frustration.
"Practicing clinicians from all mental health disciplines willbenefit from this practical guide for treating personalitydisordered patients who present unique and difficult challenges totraditional methods of psychotherapeutic intervention. Nationally recognized experts in the treatment of severe character psychopathology present their perspectives on the management ofthese difficult-to-treat borderline and narcissisticpatients."
Liberally illustrated with clinical vignettes that speak vividly tothe struggles of every clinician who works with these kinds ofpatients, this book is a `best buy' for any practitioner who would undertake such challenges. (Howard A. Bacal, M.D., training and supervising analyst, The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles)
Provides an excellent resource for working with these challenging patients. (Brian Shaw, PH.D., psychologist-in-chief, The Toronto Hospital/Hospital for Sick Children)
This pragmatic volume goes a long way toward guiding us toimproving the care for people with difficult personality disorders. (Paul E. Garfinkel, M.D., professor and chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto Medical School)
MICHAEL ROSENBLUTH is chief of the department of psychiatry at Toronto East General Hospital. He is the co-editor of Handbook of Borderline Disorders (1992, International Universities Press).