3 Approaches to Personality Disorders - 3 DVDs - 9 CPD Hours

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One challenging client, three compelling approaches: we’re proud to present the complete Three Approaches to Personality Disorders series, a modern take on the classic “Gloria” tapes (featuring Rogers, Perls, and Ellis meeting with the same client) that will leave you equally thrilled. Here, DBT originator Marsha Linehan, CBT expert Art Freeman, and psychoanalytic luminary Otto Kernberg showcase the essentials of their respective orientations through intensive initial sessions with Alfred, a difficult client struggling with a personality disorder as well as feelings of suicidality after being left by his girlfriend.

Each clinician brings a unique style and orientation to their sessions, yet all work masterfully with this client, distressed after the latest in a string of unexpected relationship breakups and struggling with violent inclinations and feelings of anger and blame. While Alfred works to keep his worst behaviours hidden from Linehan and is reluctant to commit to any treatment, Linehan carefully, cleverly, and matter-of-factly garners necessary information about him, assesses his suicidality and history of domestic violence, helps him define and commit to his goals, and builds an appropriate initial alliance. Kernberg skilfully uncovers the details of Alfred’s story, including his heavy drinking and violent behaviour, and presents interpretations that give him a clearer picture of his predicament. Honing in on Alfred’s maladaptive schemas—or core beliefs regarding relationships—Freeman asks direct questions that begin to challenge his client’s perceptions while also managing to be attuned and nonjudgmental.

Sessions are punctuated with commentary throughout, and in-depth interviews reveal more about each therapist’s approach and process. Hard-to-treat issues are addressed such as domestic violence, suicidal and homicidal ideation, and substance abuse, along with a broader clinical consideration of personality disorders and the therapeutic alliance, from three vastly different perspectives.

You’ll be delighted with the results of each video, and you’ll find a trove of insightful nuggets to enhance your own clinical work. This rich series is not to be missed!

Watch as three expert clinicians bring a unique approach and style to their work with Alfred, a 40-year-old man whose pain over a recent breakup reveals troubling symptoms and an underlying personality disorder. Kernberg patiently conducts an initial assessment interspersed with Transference-Focused Psychotherapy techniques, including diagnostic “structural interviewing” regarding symptoms, personality, degree of identity diffusion or integration, and reality testing. With her up-front and frank style, Linehan defines the client’s goals, makes clear to him which behaviours must change immediately, and gets him to agree to postpone suicidality in favour of further investigating her treatment. Freeman attends empathically and pragmatically to Alfred’s narcissistic need to “give 100% or nothing” in his relationships while simultaneously getting Alfred’s buy-in to explore ways of gaining more, not less, control over his anger, drinking, relationships, and emotions.

By watching this video, you will:

  • Understand how three different therapists assess for personality disorders and obtain commitment to therapy.
  • Learn how CBT, DBT, and psychoanalysis deal with clinical issues such as countertransference and the therapeutic alliance.
  • Identify elements from three approaches to use with your own clients.

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About Arthur (Art) Freeman, EdD

Arthur (Art) Freeman, EdD is Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a past president of the Association for Advancement of Behaviour Therapy and of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. He has published 63 professional books including Cognitive Therapy of Personality DisordersClinical Applications of Cognitive Therapy, and The Comprehensive Casebook of Cognitive Therapy. He has also published two popular books, including Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: Overcoming Mistakes and Missed Opportunitiesand The Ten Dumbest Mistakes Smart People Make, and How to Overcome Them.


About Otto Kernberg, MD


Otto Kernberg, MD is the Director of the Personality Disorder Institute at the New Your Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division, and Professor of Psychiatry at the Joan and Sandford I. Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University. He is also Training and Supervising Analyst of the Columbia University Centre for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and is the Past-President of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He has received numerous awards for his excellence in Psychiatry and has authored or coauthored over twenty books.

About Marsha Linehan, PhD

Marsha Linehan, PhD,  is a Professor of Psychology and adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Washington and is Director of the Behavioural Research and Therapy Clinics, a consortium of research projects developing new treatments and evaluating their efficacy for severely disordered and multi-diagnostic and suicidal populations. Her primary research is in the application of behavioural models to suicidal behaviours, drug abuse, and borderline personality disorder. She is also working to develop effective models for transferring science-based treatments to the clinical community.
She is the developer of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), a treatment originally developed for the treatment of suicidal behaviours and since expanded to treatment of borderline personality disorder and other severe and complex mental disorders, particularly those that involve serious emotion dysregulation.

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