This book introduces the psychotherapy community to the Integrative Relational Psychotherapy (IRP), a revolutionary new approach to treating the full spectrum of personality disorders. Dr. Magnavita explains how relationships affect personality development and how relationally-based therapy can be used to treat personality disorders. He then develops the first viable therapeutic model integrating intrapsychic, interpersonal, and systemic matrices.
Table of Contents
Theory of Integrative Relational Psychotherapy. Dysfunctional Personologic Systems. Theories. Models and Techniques of the Integrative Relational Approach. Integrative Relational Assessment. Stages of Change, Restructuring Dysfunctional Personologic Systems. Initiating Change at System Fulcrum Points. Treatment Matching and Selection Factors. The Language of the Therapeutic Alliance. Treating the Couple with the Integrative Relational Approach. Maximizing the Therapeutic Alliance in the Relational Matrix. Prevention and Early Identification. Acknowledgments.
JEFFREY J. MAGNAVITA, PhD, ABPP, is Director of the Connecticut Center for Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy at the Glastonbury Medical Arts Center, Glastonbury, Connecticut. His other books include Restructuring Personality Disorders: A Short-Term Approach.