The Personality Disorders Treatment Planner
by Neil R. Bockian and Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr.
Published by Wiley, 2002
(ISBN: 0-471-39403-3, paperback, 409 pp.)
PART OF WILEY'S Practice Planners® SERIES: The bestselling treatment planning
system for Mental Health Professionals
FROM THE BACK COVER..
The Personality Disorders Treatment Planner provides all the
elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that
satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third party payers, and
state and federal review agencies.
Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the
freedom to develop customized treatment plans for clients with personality
Organized around 32 main presenting problems, from
antisocial-malevolent and borderline-petulant to histrionic-appeasing,
obsessive-compulsive, paranoid-fanatic, and others
Over 1,000 well-crafted, clear statements describe the
behavioral manifestations of each relational problem, long-term goals,
short-term objective, and clinically tested treatment options
Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan
components by behavioral problem or DSM-IV™ diagnosis
Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to the
requitements of most third-party payers and accrediting agencies (including
JCAHO and NCQA)
From the foreword by Theodore Millon, PhD, D.Sc.:
Professors Bockian and Jongsma have found an
intriguing way to organize an important therapeutic subject. I am especially
impressed by the balance among diverse methods these authors have given, and the
skill with which they have executed the task of representing alternative
therapeutic models. They have condensed as well as sharpened my own earlier
efforts to develop a guide for treating the personality disorders. Employing an
integrative framework, they have succeeded in organizing a pioneering work, one
that will be valuable to mature professionals of diverse orientations, as well
as being eminently useful for students as well...What has been especially
helpful to the reader is that their approach to therapy addresses not only the
patient’s initial complaint – such as depression, anxiety, or alcoholism -- but
is designed to undercut the patient’s longstanding habits and attitudes that
give rise to these manifest symptoms. They fully recognize also that
personality disorders are themselves pathogenic, that is, these disorders set
into motion secondary complications that persist and intensify the patient’s
initial difficulties. Presenting symptoms not only discomfort the patient, but
the forces that undergird them diminish life’s potentials by creating persistent
unhappiness, undoing close relationships, disrupting work opportunities, and
undermining future aspirations... I was extremely pleased to see the authors’
willingness to grapple with the many “subtypes” of the classical personality
disorders...Theirs is more than a simple listing of techniques, but a sensitive
awareness of the uniqueness of each patient and the subtle differences that are
called for in their treatment... Most textbooks shy away from discussing the
treatment of personality disorders owing to their intricacies and uniqueness.
By contrast, the good doctors have organized a treatment model that can be
understood by all well-trained and motivated students and professionals.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Neil R. Bockian, Ph.D. is the coauthor of the Manual for the Millon
Personality Disorders Checklist.
Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr., Ph.D. is the founder and Director of Psychological
Consultants, a group private practice in Grand Rapids, MI.