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Patientperspektiv på DBT – Upplevelser av behandlarrelationer och förändringar i självbild.

Nilsson, Lotta LU and Eriksson, Gunnar LU (2014) PSPT02 20141
Department of Psychology
Abstract
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a psychiatric condition associated with severe functional impairments in areas including emotion regulation, impulse control and the maintenance of stable and balanced self-views as well as interpersonal relationships. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment program that has been shown effective in reducing suicidal behaviors in patients diagnosed with BPD. Nevertheless, the scarceness of studies examining treatment effects on long term aspects of the borderline personality, such as self-views, calls for further exploration. The present paper sought to examine the experiences of five former patients diagnosed with BPD who completed a DBT- program, in... (More)
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a psychiatric condition associated with severe functional impairments in areas including emotion regulation, impulse control and the maintenance of stable and balanced self-views as well as interpersonal relationships. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment program that has been shown effective in reducing suicidal behaviors in patients diagnosed with BPD. Nevertheless, the scarceness of studies examining treatment effects on long term aspects of the borderline personality, such as self-views, calls for further exploration. The present paper sought to examine the experiences of five former patients diagnosed with BPD who completed a DBT- program, in regard to relationships with therapists and changes in self-views. A subsidiary aim of the study was to identify factors that in participants’ experience had contributed to such changes. The results indicate that at post-treatment, participants experienced significant positive changes in self-views as well as in interpersonal functioning. Factors reported as contributing to change were motivation, relationships in and outside of treatment as well as skills acquired in DBT. A well-established theoretical approach to the development and maintaining of self-views, self- verification theory, is applied to discuss the processes by which change has occured. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Lotta LU and Eriksson, Gunnar LU
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organization
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PSPT02 20141
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
Borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy, self-view, self- verification theory, therapeutic relationship.
language
Swedish
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4451433
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2014-06-03 15:12:22
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2014-06-03 15:12:22
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  abstract     = {Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a psychiatric condition associated with severe functional impairments in areas including emotion regulation, impulse control and the maintenance of stable and balanced self-views as well as interpersonal relationships. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment program that has been shown effective in reducing suicidal behaviors in patients diagnosed with BPD. Nevertheless, the scarceness of studies examining treatment effects on long term aspects of the borderline personality, such as self-views, calls for further exploration. The present paper sought to examine the experiences of five former patients diagnosed with BPD who completed a DBT- program, in regard to relationships with therapists and changes in self-views. A subsidiary aim of the study was to identify factors that in participants’ experience had contributed to such changes. The results indicate that at post-treatment, participants experienced significant positive changes in self-views as well as in interpersonal functioning. Factors reported as contributing to change were motivation, relationships in and outside of treatment as well as skills acquired in DBT. A well-established theoretical approach to the development and maintaining of self-views, self- verification theory, is applied to discuss the processes by which change has occured.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Lotta and Eriksson, Gunnar},
  keyword      = {Borderline personality disorder,dialectical behavior therapy,self-view,self- verification theory,therapeutic relationship.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Patientperspektiv på DBT – Upplevelser av behandlarrelationer och förändringar i självbild.},
  year         = {2014},
}