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Case Formulation for Personality Disorders. Tailoring Psychotherapy to the Individual Client

  • Book

  • January 2019
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4612860

Case Formulation for Personality Disorders provides clinical guidance on how to build effective treatment plans for patients presenting with personality disorders. Anchored within a disorder-specific approach, the present volume reviews the evidence base of case formulation methodology. The book takes an integrative and differentiated approach to case formulation, with multiple methods of case formulation, all specifically adapted to the psychotherapy of personality disorders, illustrated with many case examples.

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Table of Contents

1. Case Formulation in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy 2. Transference-Focused Psychotherapy: Structural Diagnosis as the Basis for Case Formulation 3. Case Formulations in Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT) for Patients With Borderline Personality Disorder 4. The Corrective Experience of Getting a Life: Case Formulation Using General Psychiatric Management as a Framework to Facilitate Remission and Recovery 5. Case Formulation in Schema Therapy: Working with the Mode Model 6. Cognitive Analytic Therapy: A Relational Approach to Young People with Severe Personality Disorder 7. Case Conceptualization in Clarification-Oriented Psychotherapy 8. Formulation of Functioning for Avoidant Personality Disorder in Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy 9. What Might Work When Nothing Seems to Work: Case Formulation in the Treatment of Antisocial Personality Disorder in a Forensic Mental Health Setting 10. Formulating Key Psychosocial Mechanisms of Psychopathology and Change in Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy 11. Motives, Defences, and Conflicts in the Dynamic Formulation for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Using the Idiographic Conflict Formulation Method 12. Case Formulation in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy 13. Conceptualizing Borderline Personality Disorder Within an Emotional Disorders Framework: Implications for Treatment With the Unified Protocol 14. Plan Analysis and the Motive-Oriented Therapeutic Relationship 15. Tailored Treatment Planning for Individuals with Personality Disorders: The Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis (OPD) Approach 16. Case Formulation in Interpersonal Defence Theory: A Process Model of Interpersonal Phenomena that Play Key Roles in Psychopathology and Psychotherapy 17. Alliance-Focused Formulation: A Work in Process 18. Emotion-Based Case Formulation for Personality Disorders


Ueli Kramer University of Lausanne, Switzerland and University of Windsor, Canada. Ueli Kramer, PhD, is Privat-Docent, psychotherapy researcher and clinical psychotherapist according to Federal Law, at the Department of Psychiatry (Institute of Psychotherapy and General Psychiatry Service), University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He holds an adjunct appointment at the Department of Psychology, University of Windsor, Canada. His research focuses on process and outcome in psychotherapy, in particular the mechanisms of change in treatments of personality disorders and case formulation in personality disorders. He is a broadly trained clinician, working from an integrative psychotherapy perspective. He serves on the editorial board of Psychotherapy Research, Journal of Personality Disorders, Journal of Psychotherapy Integration and Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, among others. Dr. Kramer is the co-recipient of the 2015 Inger Salling Award, the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Early Career Achievement Award of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, of the 2016 Hamburg Award for Personality Disorders and of the 2018 Marvin Goldfried New Researcher Award of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration.