Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder A Flexible Treatment Plan for Clients with Emotional Dysregulation

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Author: Patricia Zurita Ona, PsyD
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication Date: 2020
ISBN 10: 168403177X
ISBN 13: 9781684031771
eISBN: 9781684031795
Edition: 1st
Motivate your BPD clients with values-based treatment! This 16-week ACT protocol will help you get started today. As you know, clients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and emotion dysregulation often struggle with negative beliefs about themselves -- beliefs that can lead to feelings of shame, problems with personal relationships, and dangerous behaviors. And while dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is the standard treatment for BPD, more and more, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) has shown promising results when treating BPD clients by helping them focus on their core values and forgiveness. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder provides a comprehensive program for delivering ACT to clients with BPD. Using the session-by-session, 16-week protocol in this professional guide, you can help clients work through the main driver behind BPD -- experiential avoidance -- and gain the psychological flexibility needed to balance their emotions and begin healing. You can use this protocol on its own, or in conjunction with treatment. With this guide, you'll learn to target the fundamental causes of BPD for better treatment outcomes and happier, healthier clients.
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