Book: Emotion Efficacy Therapy

Book Title:

Emotion Efficacy Therapy: A Brief, Exposure-Based Treatment for Emotion Regulation Integrating ACT and DBT.

Author(s): Matthew McKay (PhD) and Aprilia West (PSyD, MT).

Year: 2016.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: New Harbinger.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

If you treat clients with emotion regulation disorders – including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder (BPD) – you know how important it is for these clients to take control of their emotions and choose their actions in accordance with their values. To help, emotion efficacy therapy (EET) provides a new, theoretically-driven, contextually-based treatment that integrates components from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) into an exposure-based protocol. In doing so, EET targets the transdiagnostic drivers of experiential avoidance and distress intolerance to increase emotional efficacy.

This step-by-step manual will show you how to help your clients confront and accept their pain, and learn to apply new adaptive responses to emotional triggers. Using a brief treatment that lasts as little as eight weeks, you will be able to help your clients understand and develop a new relationship with their emotions, learn how to have mastery over their emotional experience, practice values-based action in the midst of being emotionally triggered, and stop intense emotions from getting in the way of creating the life they want.

Using the transdiagnostic, exposure-based approach in this book, you can help your clients manage difficult emotions, curb negative reactions, and start living a better life. This book is a game changer for emotion exposure treatment!

Book: Working Effectively with ‘Personality Disorder’

Book Title:

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

Author(s): Jo Ramsden, Sharon Prince, and Julia Blazdell (Editors).

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.

Book: Psychiatry and Mental Health

Book Title:

Psychiatry and Mental Health: A guide for counsellors and psychotherapists.

Author(s): Rachel Freeth.

Year: 2020.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: PCCS Books.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

Increasingly, counsellors and psychotherapists are working with people who have been diagnosed with a mental disorder and are required to understand and navigate the mental health system. Counselling training rarely covers the fields of psychiatry and mental disorder in detail and there are few reliable resources on which they can draw.

This comprehensive guide to psychiatry and the mental health system, written by a psychiatrist and counsellor, aims to fill that gap.

The book is intended for counsellors and psychotherapists but will be helpful to others in the mental health field. It explains the organisation and delivery of mental health services in the UK, the theories and concepts underpinning the practice of psychiatry, the medical model of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, the main forms of mental disorder, how to work therapeutically with people with a diagnosed mental disorder and how to work with risk of suicide and self-harm.

The text is designed to support continuing professional development and training and includes activities, points for learning/discussion and comprehensive references.

Book: Mental Health: Personalities

Book Title:

Mental Health: Personalities: Personality Disorders, Mental Disorders & Psychotic Disorders (Bipolar, Mood Disorders, Mental Illness, Mental Disorders, Narcissist, Histrionic, Borderline Personality).

Author(s): Carol Franklin.

Year: 2015.

Edition: Third (3rd).

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

At some point in your life you will probably start to think you are losing your mind, or that someone you know is in danger of losing theirs. The truth is that modern life is extremely stressful; there are many demands on your time and never enough hours in the day.

However, being at the end of your tether, worn out and overwhelmed is not the same as having a mental disorder. In fact mental health covers a wide range of illnesses including those which most people are aware of, such as Schizophrenia (which is classed as a psychotic disorder). What you may not be aware of is the number of people who have personality disorders and the reasons for these disorders. Most people are not diagnosed until into their twenties and symptoms will naturally reduce in their forties or fifties.

Knowing the difference between the various mental illnesses is essential to ensure you know when a friend or loved one needs professional help as opposed to just your care and attention. This book will guide you through the differences between personality disorders, mental disorders and psychotic disorders.

It will help you to understand the different elements of a personality and how you can test your friends to find out which personality type they are. It will even enlighten you as to the basic traits of each of the sixteen personality types, according to the Myers Briggs Personality test.

Reading this book will enlighten you as to the names and details of the nine main personality disorders, how to recognize the symptoms of each of these disorders and the best way to treat them. It is important to use this book as a guide to understanding these illnesses and to learn the best way to help and support anyone you know who is suffering from a personality disorder. However, a diagnosis must always be confirmed by a medical professional who will ensure treatment is available.

Many people who have a mental health issue will not recognise the issue in themselves; this book will ensure you understand each condition and can help your loved one to get the appropriate treatment.

Everyone deserves the chance to have a happy, fulfilling and balanced life. Read this and help those around you have that chance!

Book: Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Borderline Personality Disorder

Book Title:

Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Borderline Personality Disorder : The Model and the Method

Author(s): Anthony Ryle.

Year: 1997.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

Borderline Personality Disorder patients are impulsive, unstable and destructive, hurting themselves and those around them, including those who seek to help them. This has resulted in a widespread reluctance to treat them and a pessimism about treatment.

In the experience of the authors this pessimism is unjustified, because for many patients a relatively brief intervention can be effective in cost-benefit terms as well as human terms. The interventions illustrated here have been used to treat outpatients for 15 years.

The results indicate that treatments can achieve clinically significant changes in the course of 16 24 sessions, in a substantial proportion of patients. While CAT shares some ideas and methods with other approaches, it introduces many new features and is uniquely integrated at both the theoretical and practical level. The early joint reformulation of patients problems serves to contain destructiveness and to create a working alliance. Also, the use of reformulation to teach self-reflection and avoid collusive responses from the therapist, throughout the therapy, represents a powerful new technique.

The book offers a critical appraisal of current ideas and practices, contrasting with these the ways in which CAT mobilises the patient s own resources. The authors argue that CAT should have a place in any service seeking to help these difficult patients.

Book: Borderline Personality Disorder

Book Title:

Borderline Personality Disorder.

Author(s): Jon Power.

Year: 2020.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Rdl Publishing Ltd.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and Kindle.

Synopsis:

BPD is also referred to as biosocial disorder among experts. This means that this disorder often starts with an inclination towards biological factors but is then intensified by the social environment of an individual.

By temperament, the people with BPD often are intensely emotionally sensitive and very reactive. This is because they tend to feel things immediately and intensely as opposed to other people. Once their powerful and intense emotions have been triggered, it takes them a very long duration to get back to the emotional baseline.

It is important to note that when these emotionally vulnerable people are confronted by their surroundings because they cannot validate their feelings, they develop BPD. In other words, they feel as though the people around them do not fully understand and acknowledge them as they are enough to help them handle their condition. In most cases, children who develop BPD have been shown to suffer abuse and neglect. Additionally, BPD also arises in children whose parents or guardians – well-meaning and loving – reduce their emotional feelings too much because they think that they are inappropriate or exaggerated.

This book covers the following topics:

  • What is borderline personality disorder?
  • Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • Using mindfulness to manage emotions.
  • Epidemiology, Factors of Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • Diagnosis of the Disorder.
  • Treatment and Medication.
  • Practicing Mindfulness.
  • Building a Coping Skills Toolkit.
  • How to improve social relationships.
  • How to End Anxiety.
  • What Does It Mean to Rewire Your Brain?
  • How to Overcome Panic Thoughts.

To be fair, it is typical for most parents to overreact and dismiss their children’s emotional feelings. However, when it comes to children who are highly reactive, feeling that they are not understood or supported by the people that mean the world to them often is painful. It is this kind of response that often cause them to withdraw from their parents to the level that their relationship is completely disconnected.

One thing that is important to note is that when a child’s feelings are not validated by their parents or someone that they look up to in life, it makes it hard for them to learn how to manage their condition in a very healthy way. The truth is that, it is the adult’s/parent’s responsibility to help their children identify and name their feelings. When they soothe what their children feel, they teach them how to soothe and calm themselves down better whenever they are alone.

Let us consider an instance where someone has intensely strong emotions and is constantly overreacting. Is this how they should feel on a daily basis? Well, this is no way for anyone to feel this way. But when they don’t get the support they need; this kind of reaction becomes something ongoing that they don’t even know how to regulate or modulate their emotional feelings.

What you will note about people with BPD is that they are often overwhelmed by feelings of intense anger, emptiness, self-loathing, shame, and abandonment among others. It is these kinds of feelings that causes their relationships to be quite unstable – hence causing them to be prone to interpreting things negatively.

Book: The Mindfulness Solution for Intense Emotions

Book Title:

The Mindfulness Solution for Intense Emotions: Take Control of Borderline Personality Disorder with DBT.

Author(s): Cedar R. Koons.

Year: 2016.

Edition: First.

Publisher: New Harbinger.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

If you suffer from intense emotions, you are not alone. Millions of Americans are diagnosed with emotion regulation disorders, such as borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other co-morbid conditions like post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and severe depression.

Developed by Marsha Linehan, DBT is a clinically proven, evidence-based treatment for intense emotions that can help you start feeling better right away.

This is the first consumer-friendly book to offer Linehan’s new mindfulness skills to help you take control of your emotions, once and for all.

In this book, you will learn seven powerful skills that highlight the unique connection between mindfulness and emotion regulation.

Each skill is designed to help you find focus in the present moment, reduce impulsive behaviour, and increase a sense of connection to your true self, even during times of extreme stress or difficulty.

You can feel calmer, more grounded, and centred. If you are ready, the mindfulness practices in this book will help you move away from a chaotic, emotion-driven life and cultivate a focused, intentional one.

Book: Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies

Book Title: Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies.

Author(s): Laura L. Smith, PhD and Charles H. Elliott, PhD.

Year: 2009.

Edition: First.

Publisher: Wiley Publishing, Inc.

Synopsis:

A clear and easy guide to the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) affects more than 5.4 million people in the United States.

The sympathetic and comprehensive information in Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies helps those diagnosed with BPD get to the root of their condition, develop strategies for breaking the destructive cycle, and ultimately learn to live well.

It discusses the best forms of treatment as well as how to find an appropriate therapist.

This thorough guide is also filled with information to help spouses, parents, and other loved ones understand and accept the disease, and to offer support.