Fostering Validating Responses in Families

Alan E. Fruzzetti, Chad Shenk

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Abstract

Families and family interactions can play a role in the development (vs. prevention), maintenance (or remediation), and treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD); and, having a family member with BPD can have a significant impact on family functioning. This paper reviews a transactional model for the development and maintenance of BPD, with implications for treatment, particularly from the perspective of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). The paper also describes a subset of DBT interventions specifically developed for work with couples and families to turn the destructive “inaccurate expression/invalidation cycle” into the constructive “accurate expression/validation cycle, " which is illustrated by a case example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBorderline Personality Disorder
Subtitle of host publicationMeeting the Challenges to Successful Treatment
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages215-227
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781136867590
ISBN (Print)9780203837016
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology
  • General Social Sciences

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