Book: Working Effectively with ‘Personality Disorder’

Book Title:

Working Effectively with ‘Personality Disorder’: Contemporary and Critical Approaches to Clinical and Organisational Practice.

Author(s): Joanne Ramsden (Author and Editor), Sharon Prince (Editor), and Julia Blazdell (Editor).

Year: 2020.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Luminate.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

The history of personality disorder services is problematic to say the least. The very concept is under heavy fire, services are often expensive and ineffective, and many service users report feeling that they have been deceived, stigmatised or excluded. Yet while there are inevitably serious (and often destructive) relational challenges involved in the work, creative networks of learning do exist – professionals who are striving to provide progressive, compassionate services for and with this client group.

Working Effectively with Personality Disorder shares this knowledge, articulating an alternative way of working that acknowledges the contemporary debate around diagnosis, reveals flawed assumptions underlying current approaches, and argues for services that work more positively, more holistically and with a wider and more socially focused agenda.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by John Livesley.
  • Introduction (Jo Ramsden, Sharon Prince and Julia Blazdell).
  • PART 1: CONTEMPORARY AND CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON PERSONALITY DISORDER:
    • Chapter 1: Life and Labels: Some Personal Thoughts about Personality Disorder (Sue Sibbald).
    • Chapter 2: Personality Disorder: Breakdown in the Relational Field (Nick Benefield & Rex Haigh).
    • Chapter 3: The Scale of the Problem (Sarah Skett & Kimberley Barlow).
    • Chapter 4: The Politics of Personality Disorder A Critical Realist Account (David Pilgrim).
    • Chapter 5: The Importance of Personal Meaning (Sharon Prince & Sue Ellis).
    • Chapter 6: The Organisation and Its Discontents: In Search of the Fallible and Good Enough Care Enterprise (Jina Barrett).
  • PART 2: GOVERNANCE PRINCIPLES SUPPORTING SERVICES TO ENACT CONTEMPORARY AND CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES:
    • Chapter 7: Access to Services – Moving beyond Specialist Provision while Applying the Learning (Jo Ramsden).
    • Chapter 8: Reimagining Interventions (Alan Hirons & Ruth Sutherland).
    • Chapter 9: Service User Involvement and Co-production in Personality Disorder Services An Invitation to Transcend Re Traumatising Power Politics (Melanie Ann Ball).
    • Chapter 10: Partnership Working (David Harvey & Bernie Tuohy).
    • Chapter 11: Outcomes (Mary McMurran).
    • Chapter 12: Contained and Containing Teams (Jo Ramsden).
    • Chapter 13: Co-Produced Practice Near Learning: Developing Critically Reflective Relational Systems (Neil Gordon).

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