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Personality disorder is among the greatest challenges in mental health care today. How can the clinician make sense of the patient's serious, multiple symptoms and decide what problems to treat, and in which order? With so many treatment models available, which interventions actually work? And what changes can reasonably be expected from therapy? This eminently practical book integrates the best of current research and clinical science to provide a detailed roadmap for assessment and treatment. Helping the clinician understand both the core features of personality pathology and the specific problems that vary for each individual, John Livesley argues that no single form of therapy can adequately address the many dimensions of the patient's suffering. Instead, he shows how to implement a wide variety of empirically supported interventions to achieve carefully planned and sequenced therapeutic goals. Special features include numerous clearly presented tables and charts.