Psychotherapy With Personality Disorders
Since personality represents who someone is at the deepest level, it is understandable that many people with personality disorders resist the idea that they have maladaptive patterns of personality traits. Even when clients acknowledge that their personality issues are at the heart of their interpersonal problems, they often find it difficult to change. As a PMHNP, how do you overcome this challenge and effectively counsel these clients?
This week, you examine psychotherapeutic approaches for treating clients with personality disorders.
Assignment: Therapy for Clients With Personality Disorders
Individuals with personality disorders often find it difficult to overcome the enduring patterns of thought and behavior that they have thus far experienced and functioned with in daily life. Even when patients are aware that personality-related issues are causing significant distress and functional impairment and are open to counseling, treatment can be challenging for both the patient and the therapist. For this Assignment, you examine specific personality disorders and consider therapeutic approaches you might use with clients.
Succinctly, in 1–2 pages, address the following:
Support your response with specific examples from this week’s Learning Resources and at least three peer-reviewed, evidence-based sources. Explain why each of your supporting sources is considered scholarly. Attach the PDFs of your sources.
Submit your Assignment. Also attach and submit PDFs of the sources you used.
Succinctly, in 1–2 pages, address the following: • Briefly describe the personality disorder you selected, including the DSM-5-TR diagnostic criteria.
The response includes an accurate and concise explanation of both a therapeutic approach and a modality that could be used to treat a client presenting with this disorder. The response includes a concise explanation of why the approach and modality were selected, with strong justification for why they are appropriate for the disorder.
Briefly explain what a therapeutic relationship is in psychiatry. Explain how you would share your diagnosis of this disorder with the client in order to avoid damaging the therapeutic relationship. Compare the differences in how you would share your diagnosis with an individual, a family, and in a group session.
Support your approach with specific examples from this week’s media and at least three peer-reviewed, evidence-based sources. PDFs are attached.
Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization: Paragraphs make clear points that support well-developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused—neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction is provided which delineates all required criteria.