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Therapy for Clients With Personality Disorders Individuals with personality disorders often find it difficult to overcome the enduring patterns of thought and behavior that they have thus far experienced and functioned with in daily life.

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Assignment: Therapy for Clients With Personality DisordersIndividuals with personality disorders often find itdifficult to overcome the enduring patterns of thought and behavior that theyhave thus far experienced and functioned with in daily life. Even when patientsare aware that personality-related issues are causing significant distress andfunctional impairment and are open to counseling, treatment can be challengingfor both the patient and the therapist. For this Assignment, you examinespecific personality disorders and consider therapeutic approaches you mightuse with clientsTo prepare:Review this week’s Learning Resources and reflect on theinsights they provide about treating clients with personality disorders.Select one of the personality disorders from the DSM-5(e.g., paranoid, antisocial, narcissistic). Then, select a therapy modality(individual, family, or group) that you might use to treat a client with thedisorder you selected.The Assignment:Succinctly, in 1–2 pages, address the following:Briefly describe the personality disorder you selected,including the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.Explain a therapeutic approach and a modality you might useto treat a client presenting with this disorder. Explain why you selected theapproach and modality, justifying their appropriateness.Next, briefly explain what a therapeutic relationship is inpsychiatry. Explain how you would share your diagnosis of this disorder withthe client in order to avoid damaging the therapeutic relationship. Compare thedifferences in how you would share your diagnosis with an individual, a family,and in a group session.Support your response with specific examples from thisweek’s Learning Resources and at least three peer-reviewed, evidence-basedsources. Explain why each of your supporting sources is considered scholarly.Attach the PDFs of your sources.By Day 6Submit your Assignment. Also attach and submit PDFs of thesources you used.

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