9. One Patient's Therapeutic Journey

  1. Phil Willmot1 and
  2. Neil Gordon2
  1. Phil Willmot1 and
  2. Neil Gordon2

Published Online: 14 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470973110.ch9

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

Willmot, P. and Gordon, N. (2010) One Patient's Therapeutic Journey, 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.ch9

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:

  • one patient's therapeutic journey;
  • James, to write this account - because of his degree of insight and his positive response to therapy;
  • introduction to group work;
  • Men Talking Group I - starting DBT;
  • Things weren't going well on treatment ward - ‘alpha male’ patients, got bullied a bit by them;
  • after schema therapy - to start offence-focused therapy;
  • starting with a new psychologist - frightening, beginning to feel he wasn't being supportive enough;
  • therapist's story, meeting James - his individual therapist for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT);
  • James, expressing his anger - about a decision in a somewhat aggressive manner;
  • end of schema therapy - discussing the ending of therapeutic relationship

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The patient's story

  • The therapist's story

  • References