Borderline personality disorder and the conversational model

a clinician's manual

Russell Meares (Editor), Nick Bendit (Editor), Joan Haliburn (Editor), Anthony Korner (Editor), Dawn Meares (Editor), David Butt (Editor)

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This book 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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherW. W. Norton & Company
Number of pages313
ISBN (Print)9780393707830
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameNorton series on interpersonal neurobiology
PublisherW. W. Norton & Co


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Meares, R., Bendit, N., Haliburn, J., Korner, A., Meares, D., & Butt, D. (Eds.) (2012). Borderline personality disorder and the conversational model: a clinician's manual. (Norton series on interpersonal neurobiology). New York: W. W. Norton & Company.