Cognitive Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder
In Cognitive Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder, Dr. Mary Anne Layden demonstrates her approach to working with clients with this diagnosis. This therapy focuses on helping the client to substitute the unsuccessful compensatory strategies associated with this disorder with effective life skills. Therapy with clients with borderline personality disorder can be difficult, as the disorder generally involves deep mistrust of other people.
In this session, Dr. Layden works with a 40-year-old woman who reveals some potentially suicidal and homicidal thoughts. Through role-playing, Dr. Layden helps her client to learn skills for expressing her anger appropriately.
This video features a client portrayed by an actor on the basis of actual case material.