Lost in the Mirror: An inside look at Borderline Personality Disorder (2nd Edition)
Total CE Credit Hours: 10
Course Info URL: http://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/10081
About the Course:
Persons with borderline personality disorder (BPD) have often been abused physically, psychologically, or sexually; most are women. Moskovitz describes variations of the condition and how it affects patient, family, and friends. The sufferer may experience guilt, self-hate, suicide, self-mutilation, and other symptoms and signs, and Moskovitz provides several patient histories to bring BPD to life. No case is more considerable than that of Sara, which Moskovitz parcels out in segments at the ends of chapters—a tactic that first seems artificial and confusing but cumulatively makes a greater impression than it would if presented whole. Moskovitz is especially adept with analogies, using everyday situations to clarify his points rather than just adorn the text. He imparts that while there is no drug just for BPD, some drugs help with specific symptoms, and he dispenses practical advice to family and professionals as well as patients.
Richard Moskoviz, M.D.
About the Author:
Dr. Moskovitz received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University. He spent 8 years on the University of Florida College of Medicine faculty as an associate professor. He has spent the past 16 years in private practice. Dr. Moskovitz has appeared on Prime Time Live and on A&E’s The Unexplained. Lost in the Mirror grew out of his passion for teaching and years of clinical experience with patients with BPD.
to clearly identify what the DSM-IV criteria for BPD looks like in practice
to understand in what ways the therapeutic relationship when working with a Borderline Client is high risk
to establish a proactive treatment approach when working with BPD
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