An Exploration of Common Elements in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mentalization Based Treatment and Transference Focused Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

  title={An Exploration of Common Elements in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mentalization Based Treatment and Transference Focused Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder},
  author={Susan Bliss and Melissa McCardle},
  journal={Clinical Social Work Journal},
A number of leading practice models have been found to be effective in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). These include Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Transference Focused Psychotherapy and Mentalization Based Treatment. This article reviews the current evidence for these dominant practice models, and concludes that no single treatment has been found to be consistently superior in the treatment of BPD. Given the lack of evidence priviledging one single model of treatment… 
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  • Psychology
    World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association
  • 2010
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