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By W. John Livesley MD PhD, Giancarlo Dimaggio, John F. Clarkin PhD

Rather than arguing for one top technique for treating character affliction, this pragmatic e-book emphasizes the advantages of weaving jointly a number of well-established intervention concepts to satisfy each one patient's wishes. A framework is equipped for developing a finished case formula, making plans therapy, and constructing a robust healing alliance. The clinician is guided to make use of strategies from all significant healing orientations to deal with transdiagnostic character indicators and difficulties related to emotion law, interpersonal functioning, and self and id. displaying the best way to choose and select from "what works" in a considerate, coordinated style, the e-book gains wealthy medical illustrations, together with a chapter-length case example.

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In Chapter 7, Anthony W. Bateman and Peter Fonagy discuss mentalization as a core impairment of personality disorder and show how enhancing mentalizing capacity is fundamental to effective therapy. This theme of metacognitive processes generally is continued in Chapter 8 by Giancarlo Dimaggio, Raffaele Popolo, Antonino Carcione, and Giampaolo Salvatore. In describing the nature and treatment of impaired metacognitive functions, they introduce the important idea of using analysis of specific events or scenarios to facilitate different aspects of change.

Each module consists of a set of interventions for treating a specific problem or problem domain. Part II, “Assessment, Treatment Planning, and the Treatment Contract,” deals with assessment, formulation, treatment planning, and establishing the treatment contract. The emphasis that IMT places on tailoring treatment to the problems and impairments of individual patients and on linking interventions to specific problems requires a more detailed evaluation than a simple categorical diagnosis. These issues are addressed in Chapter 3 by W.

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