New Book is a Guide to Working with Borderline Personality Disorder Patients

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Author Helen G. Albanese, MD shares an effective therapeutic approach that she developed while working with BPD patients.

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Many a therapist, beginning or even an experienced one, has experienced exasperation, frustration, and at times fear when working with the Borderline Personality Disorder patients. Their threatening or acted out at times self-hurting or violent behavior puts a heavy burden on the therapist. Therapists often avoid such patients, but what if they really have to work with such a patient? Then Borderline Personality Disorder by Helen G. Albanese, MD is the book for them.

Therapists often struggle to prevent a calamity and often feel insecure in the effectiveness of the therapeutic approach that they use. This may lead to escalation of the therapeutic attempt, yet, in spite of these, the patient gets worse. Having worked for over thirty years with the difficult Borderline Personality Disorder patients, Dr. Albanese has developed an effective therapeutic approach. Understanding the meaning of the patients’ symptoms and behavior will allow the therapist to work with these patients with confidence. All the negative feelings the patient evokes in the therapist can actually be helpful.

The many trainees and colleagues of Dr. Albanese have found her approach very helpful and yet found it requiring the understanding of only a few basic concepts. Borderline Personality Disorder is written with the encouragement of these people and in hope of helping all other therapists working with such patients.

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About the Author
Dr. Helen Albanese is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. She received her medical degree from The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and completed the psychiatry residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. She has been associated with the university for more than thirty years as a professor and has taught and given many lectures on the subject. She is presently in private practice and a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Borderline Personality Disorder * by Helen G. Albanese, MD
Understanding Their Psychodynamics as a Guide to Successful and Satisfying Therapy
Publication Date: June 28, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 87 pages; 978-1-4771-3382-8
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 87 pages; 978-1-4771-3383-5
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-3384-2

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