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Description - Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy by Lorna Smith Benjamin

For individuals with chronic, complex problems that include multiple Axis I disorders comorbid with personality disorders, the barriers to change are significant. This book presents a powerful therapeutic approach that integrates psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and other techniques to empower patients to overcome these barriers by fostering change in personality. Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy (IRT) is grounded in an innovative case formulation method that systematically links symptoms to maladaptive patterns in attachment relationships. IRT offers a step-by-step framework for structuring interventions to promote learning of new, healthier patterns, while blocking problem behaviors and building a strong therapeutic alliance. A new preface in the paperback edition addresses current developments in IRT research and practice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781593853822
ISBN-10: 1593853823
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 372
Imprint: Guilford Publications
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publish Date: 16-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lorna Smith Benjamin

Lorna Smith Benjamin, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah and Co-Director of the Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy Clinic at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute. She is the author of Interpersonal Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders, Second Edition.