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NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy

This blog focuses on discussion regarding the course NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy... and How Therapists Can Overcome Them.
 
 

Treating Clients with Borderline Personality Disorder

 

The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy: NP0021 - Session 6

How do you work with borderline personality disorder clients without lapsing into feelings of defensiveness? Richard Schwartz, originator of the Internal Family Systems model, describes working with borderline personality disorder clients who are preoccupied with protecting their vulnerable inner “parts” and can respond to mental health treatment with anger, impulsiveness, and aggressiveness.

Please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant in this session and about the entire series. What do you feel most connected to? What questions remain for you?

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07.26.2012   Posted In: NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy   By Psychotherapy Networker
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  • 0 avatar Catherine White 07.26.2012 16:14
    I greatly appreciated this session. I especially appreciated Dr. Schwartz's normalizing, respectful view of his clients who struggle with borderline personality disorder. I tend to think of a diagnosis as a form of narrative - and a narrative in therapy is useful if and when it reduces blame and shame, sheds light, and facilitates effective action. This session did this for me with the term "borderline personality disorder." Thanks. I look forward to learning more.
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  • Not available avatar OLAF 08.06.2012 17:13
    Nice to know this Catherine. I like your "proposal" of diagnosis as a form of narrative and your suggestion. We can learn from this way of conceptualizing diagnosis. Thanks, Olaf
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