Rough Diamonds: A glimpse into Borderline Personality Disorder (Paperback)

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The treatment of personality disorders has advanced enormously in recent decades. These disorders have gone from being considered as untreatable problems to an active area of interest in psychology and psychiatry.

Recent new developments geared specifically toward people with personality disorders offer promising perspectives. This book by Dolores Mosquera, which has become a classic in the literature on personality disorders in Spain, has contributed to this changing perspective. Its title poses a revolutionary metaphor for patients and therapists.

People dealing with BPD usually have a mental image of their problem, similar to a maze where they feel lost or something dark and thick from which they have a hard time escaping.

Visualizing a diamond in the rough, knowing that a uniquely bright and solid crystal is hiding inside, offers the reader of this book a new perspective.

Rough Diamonds will help people with BPD understand their problems, become aware of their origins, and understand the potential routes toward different ways of functioning.

This is not a simple compilation of theories, but a genuine attempt to understand how BPD patterns are generated and maintained. The book also outlines the path toward recovery and different treatment possibilities.

About the Author

Dolores Mosquera is psychologist and psychotherapist. She is the director of the Institute for the Study of Tauma and Personality Disorders (INTRA-TP), a private institution where she has worked for many years on cases related to severe traumatization. She works in a program for the treatment of abused women as well as in a male offenders program. Dolores also collaborates in the treatment programs of adolescents in youth correctional facilities. She has been trained in several psychotherapeutic approaches and is an EMDR Europe Consultant and Facilitator. Dolores has extensive teaching experience, leading seminars, workshops and lectures internationally. She has published many books and many articles on personality disorders, complex trauma and dissociation and is a recognized expert in this field.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781500868956
ISBN-10: 1500868957
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: December 30th, 2015
Pages: 156
Language: English