Cognitive-behavioral therapies for personality disorders

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been strongly identified as a time-limited treatment approach for Axis-I disorders, but CBT models for addressing personality disorders - enduring patterns of relational and emotional difficulties - are gaining greater attention. This review touches on three influential models: Beck's cognitive therapy (CT), Young's schema focused therapy (SFT), and Linehan's dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), presenting the rationale for their development, main theoretical components, and a brief discussion of their goals and means, along with a review of the growing evidence base supporting their effectiveness. The need for integrative models for treatment of this population is noted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-297
Number of pages8
JournalIsrael Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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