4005: The Angry Heart

Overcoming Borderline and Addictive Disorders

About the Course:

Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. For the millions of adults who suffer from borderline personality disorder, life is a self-destructive cycle of impulsive, often addictive behavior that keeps them trapped in a zone of mental agony. This unique guide combines professional expertise with the words and experiences of Samuel, a young man who struggles to stay on the path of his own healing journey. Offering poignant and often painful insights into how borderline and addictive behaviors come about, each chapter includes challenging recovery exercises designed to provide the skills and emotional support needed to change.

Journal/Publisher:

New Harbinger Publications Inc.

Publication Date:

1997

Author

Joseph Santoro, Ph.D., & Ronald Cohen, Ph.D.

About the Author:

Joseph Santoro, Ph.D., is a psychologist, co-founder, and chief clinical and operating officer for Supervised Lifestyles Health System, which operates residential and outpatient programs for borderline and other psychiatric disorders in Brewster, New York. Dr. Santoro is also a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Ronald Jay Cohen, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice, an adjunct professor of psychology at St. John’s University, a regular contributor to the professional literature, and the author of several books, including Psychological Testing and Assessment and Psychology and Adjustment: Culture, Values, and Change.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, and social workers who provide services to or seek knowledge about borderline personality disorder and addictions.

Course Objectives:

  1. to be able to explain the symptomatology and intra-conflicts of borderline clients

  2. to be able to describe specific activities that can help others understand their problems better

  3. to be able to apply a treatment approach that helps heal people with addictions, childhood trauma and personality disorder

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