Treating Clients with Borderline Personality Disorder


Experience Internal Family Systems Therapy with Richard Schwartz

Get a taste of what it’s like to work with clients who have Borderline Personality Disorder, and see for yourself what Internal Family Systems Therapy looks like in this clip from our upcoming streaming-video webcast series, "The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy."

In this presentation, Richard Schwartz, the founder of Internal Family Systems Therapy, discusses the experience of working with clients who have Borderline Personality Disorder and how therapists can approach such clients with a sense of hopefulness and collaboration. This clip below, a role-play between Richard Schwartz and Rich Simon, illustrates a scenario between a therapist using the Internal Family Systems treatment of working with inner “parts” and a client who’s never worked in this way before.

Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., is director of the Center for Self Leadership and the originator of the Internal Family Systems model. His books include Internal Family Systems Therapy and, most recently, You Are the One You’ve Been Waiting For.

The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy
...And How Therapists Can Overcome Them

Starts Thursday, June 21st

Click here for full course details.

06.15.2012   Posted In: NETWORKER EXCHANGE   By Psychotherapy Networker
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  • Not available avatar Earl R Poteet, LCSW 06.16.2012 11:06
    I love internal family systems therapy and use it within the context of Brainspotting. For those clients who are really stuck trying to understand what is going in with inconsistent thoughts and behaviors. I have been treating a client with conversion disorder with seizures whose progress has been remarkable in suite two therapies in combination.
  • Not available avatar Sabine Boots, LMFT 06.16.2012 15:02
    Thanks for featuring Dick Schwartz and IFS. I use IFS with my clients and have encountered increased client investment in the therapy process and drastically decreased resistance and "self-sabotaging". IFS is a very powerful and respectful therapy form that works wonders with "difficult clients".
  • Not available avatar Jennifer Ellwood 07.30.2012 15:57
    I enjoyed this seminar and learned a lot as well. It is great to learn ways to help clients with this disorder and I especially like your method for empowering them. Thank you for your presentation and I look forward to learning more.

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