Sharing the Case Formulation with the Patient

Practitioners of all forms of CBT share with the patient, typically during the first few sessions, their conceptualization of his/her difficulties. With BPD, some clinicians may be reluctant to discuss the diagnosis or case conceptualization, because patients quickly learn that many clinicians view this diagnosis negatively and resist accepting the label. However, we believe that this knowledge is important insofar as there is somewhat effective treatment, and that the diagnosis can be discussed in a destigmatizing way. One of us (C. J. R.) often simply has the patient read the DSM-IV criteria and asks whether each area is a problem for him/her, then states that rather than focusing on diagnosis, he instead tries to help people with the specific behaviors and emotional responses they want to change. Discussing the roles that biological predisposition and early development may have played in the formation of these current patterns and being asked to provide examples for the therapist are often experienced positively by patients and allows them to be less self-invalidating.

Letting Go, Moving On

Letting Go, Moving On

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