The accompanying manual to Dissociation Model of Borderline Personality Disorder.
This manual offers therapists and patients a user-friendly guide to general principles of treatment via case examples, therapeutic conversations, and common comorbid problems.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) has a suicide rate similar to schizophrenia and major depression, but for many years, it was considered intractable. The Conversational Model is scientifically-based on the research data described in Meares’s Dissociation Model of Borderline Personality Disorder, and offers unique treatment protocols for the trauma associated with BPD. Rich with clinical tips and case examples, this book will help a range of mental health professionals working with patients suffering from this debilitating disorder.
1. Introduction by Russel Meares
2. Basis of the Conversational Model by Russel Meares
3. Some Thoughts about Language by Russel Meares
4. The Story of a Therapeutic Relationship by Joan Haliburn and Dawn Mears
5. General Issues in Working with Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder by Nick Bendit and Anthony Korner
6. General Principles of the Conversational Model by Russel Meares
7. Particular Issues and Situations by Joan Haliburn
8. Discourse Correlates of the Therapeutic Method and Patient Progress by David G. Butt, Alison R. Moore, and Caroline K. Henderson-Brooks
Appendix. An Adherence Scale for the Conversational Model