Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy for Personality Disorders: A Treatment Manual

Author(s) : Giancarlo Dimaggio, Author(s) : Antonella Montano, Author(s) : Raffaele Popolo, Author(s) : Giampaolo Salvatore

Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy for Personality Disorders: A Treatment Manual

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Patients with personality disorders need targeted treatments which are able to deal with the specific aspects of the core pathology and to tackle the challenges they present to the treatment clinicians. Such patients, however, are often difficult to engage, are prone to ruptures in the therapeutic alliance, and have difficulty adhering to a manualized treatment. Giancarlo Dimaggio, Antonella Montano, Raffaele Popolo and Giampaolo Salvatore aim to change this, and have developed a practical and systematic manual for the clinician, using Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy (MIT), and including detailed procedures for dealing with a range of personality disorders.

The book is divided into two parts, Pathology, and Treatment, and provides precise instructions on how to move from the basic steps of forming an alliance, drafting a therapy contract and promoting self-reflections, to the more advanced steps of promoting change and helping the patient move toward health and adaptation. With clinical examples, summaries of therapies, and excerpts of session transcripts, Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy for Personality Disorders will be welcomed by psychotherapists, clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals involved in the treatment of personality disorders.

About the Author(s)

Giancarlo Dimaggio, MD, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, is a co-founding member of the Centre for Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy in Rome, Italy. His primary interest is in metacognitive processes and mental disorders. He has published four books, including the coauthored Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy for Personality Disorders, and more than 120 papers in scientific journals. Dr. Dimaggio is an associate editor of Psychology and Psychotherapy and the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Personality Disorders. He has guest-edited many journal special issues on research and treatment for personality disorder.

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