Personality Disorder offers a comprehensive and accessible collection of papers that will be practically useful to practitioners working in secure and non-secure settings with patients who have personality disorders. This book brings together fourteen classic papers, which address the impact that working with personality disorder patients can have on staff. It also offers theoretical explanations for personality disorder, and explores other issues such as the concept of boundaries in clinical practice, psychiatric staff as attachment figures and the relationship between severity of personality disorder and childhood experiences. Each paper is introduced with contextual material, and is followed by a series of questions that are intended to be used as educational exercises. This book will be essential reading for clinical and forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, community psychiatric nurses, social workers and students.
Introduction. Contributors. Part 1 Theory: Aetiology and Psychopathology. 1. The Relationship Between Severity of Personality Disorder and Certain Adverse Childhood Influences. Michael Craft, Geoffrey Stephenson and Clive Granger 1964. 2. Care-Eliciting Behaviour in Man. Scott Henderson, 1974. Points for Reflective Practice. Part II Clinical Implications. 3. Hate in the Countertransference. D.W. Winnicott, 1947. 4. Taking Care of the Hateful Patient. James E. Groves, 1978. 5. The Ailment. T.F. Main, 1976. 6. Malignant Alienation: Dangers for Patients who are Hard to Like. Darell Watts and Gethin Morgan, 1994. 7. Malignant Alienation. Mary Whittle, 1997. 8. The Beginning of Wisdom is Never Calling a Patient a Borderline. George Valliant, 1992. 9. Psychiatric Staff as Attachment Figures: Understanding Management Problems in Psychiatric Services in the Light of Attachment Theory. Gwen Adshead, 1998. 10. In the Prison on Severe Personality Disorder. Kingsley Norton, 1997. Points for Reflective Practice. Part III Treatment and Management. 11. Murmurs of Discontent: Treatment and Treatability of Personality Disorder. Gwen Adshead, 2001. 12. Management of Difficult Personality Disorder Patients. Kingsley Norton, 1996. 13. Problems in the Management of Borderline Patients in Inpatient Settings. Marcus Evans, 1998. 14. Ten Traps for Therapists in the Treatment of Trauma Survivors. James A. Chu, 1988. 15. Severe Personality Disorder: Treatment Issues and Selection for In-patient Psychotherapy. Kingsley Norton and R.D. Hinshelwood, 1996. 16. The Concept of Boundaries in Clinical Practice: Theoretical and Risk-Management Decisions. Thomas Gutheil and Glen O. Gabbard, 1993. Points for Reflective Practice.
This is an invaluable colection. -- Therapy Today The volume is an especially accessible and useful resource, unravelling some of the many complexities associated with the disorder whilst encouraging a broader, yet deeper, understanding in mental health professionals. -- British Journal of Social Work This book does exactly what its title promises... Here we have a valuable starting point for those whose everyday work involves dealing with personality disorder...Practical and thought-provoking. -- The Psychologist `This book is excellent value for anyone who has had difficulty working with clients who have personality disorder - but then isn't that just about everyone?' -- The British Journal of Psychiatry, George Stein, The Priory Hospital