Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders

John C. Markowitz

in The Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199735013
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders


Interpersonal factors figure importantly in personality disorders. Several interpersonal psychotherapeutic approaches have been proposed as treatments for personality disorders, although the empirical evidence to support their use ranges from nonexistent to fragmentary. This chapter reviews interpersonal aspects of personality disorders and interpersonal psychotherapies for personality disorders, focusing particularly on interpersonal psychotherapy as a potential treatment for borderline personality disorder.

Keywords: attachment; borderline personality disorder; interpersonal; interpersonal grid; interpersonal psychotherapy; outcome research

Article.  11337 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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