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Prof. Bach Psych 303 - Abnormal Psychology 15 May 2008 A manual-based psychodynamic therapy for treatment-resistant borderline personality disorder. The authors introduce a new treatment for patients with borderline personality disorder. The specific patients used in the study were patients who were particularly hard to encounter and treat in therapy. The treatment, called dynamic deconstructive psychotherapy, is based on the idea that borderline personality disorder pathology and behaviours show destruction of neurocognitive functions. Some examples of neurocognitive functions that are effected include association, attribution, and alterity. These type of functions are the type that form a distinct personality or coherent self. The
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Unformatted text preview: purpose of dynamic deconstructive psychotherapy is to activate and correct neurocognitive mental capacities through “facilitating elaboration of affect-laden interpersonal experiences and integration of attributions, as well as providing novel experiences in the patient-therapist relationship that promote self-other differentiation” (Gregory). The treatment patients undergo is predetermined timed individual therapy sessions, analysis, and follow up sessions. I think research into posttraumatic stress disorder is important now with all of the young veteran returning from Iraq. This research is important. Gregory, Robert J., Anna Remen, Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training. Vol. 45(1), March 2008, pp. 15-27...
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