Principles and strategies for treating personality disorder.

  title={Principles and strategies for treating personality disorder.},
  author={W. John Livesley},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  volume={50 8},
  • W. John Livesley
  • Published 2005 in
    Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne…
This paper proposes a systematic framework for treating personality disorder, based on research on the nature and origins of the disorder and treatment outcome. It adopts an eclectic approach that combines interventions from different therapeutic models and delivers them in an integrated and systematic manner. Coordination of multiple interventions is achieved by emphasizing the nonspecific component of therapy, especially the treatment frame and generic interventions. Specific interventions… CONTINUE READING