10. Therapists' Experiences of Therapy

  1. Phil Willmot1 and
  2. Neil Gordon2
  1. Neil Gordon2,
  2. Kerry Beckley1 and
  3. Graham Lowings1

Published Online: 14 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470973110.ch10

Working Positively with Personality Disorder in Secure Settings: A Practitioner's Perspective

Working Positively with Personality Disorder in Secure Settings: A Practitioner's Perspective

How to Cite

Gordon, N., Beckley, K. and Lowings, G. (2010) Therapists' Experiences of Therapy, in Working Positively with Personality Disorder in Secure Settings: A Practitioner's Perspective (eds P. Willmot and N. Gordon), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470973110.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Rampton Hospital, UK

  2. 2

    Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham University, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Rampton Hospital, UK

  2. 2

    Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Personality Disorders

Book Series Editors:

  1. Eddie Kane

Series Editor Information

  1. Personality Disorder Institute, University of Nottinghamm UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683804

Online ISBN: 9780470973110

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Keywords:

  • supporting and developing therapeutic workforce;
  • therapists' experiences of therapy;
  • talking with - experienced mental health professionals;
  • experience of therapists - working with personality disorder by highlighting challenges;
  • working with a clinical group - difficult to engage and the most emotionally challenging;
  • working with patients - often impulsive and easily emotionally dysregulated;
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) - allows patient to telephone the therapist at times of crisis, between formal therapy sessions;
  • empathic confrontation - being a critical friend;
  • high secure context - potential to be a sexually charged environment as individuals are encouraged;
  • useful concept, understanding phenomenon - from Young's (1994) work on schema therapy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • I'm in the room too: the use of self in therapy

  • Empathic confrontation: Being a critical friend

  • A sexualized environment!

  • Creating the container: Safety in risk - taking

  • Noticing the flowers in the desert

  • Conclusion

  • References