Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy To Treat Narcissism Peer Response

Length: 2 pages Sources: 4 Subject: Psychology Type: Peer Response Paper: #94928763 Related Topics: Psychotherapy, Treatment, Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissism
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Borderline personality disorder feels like one of those disorders that almost everyone has to some degree; that is probably why people who have it—i.e., who are diagnosed with it—are so interesting: people can relate to them. Other extreme examples of this disorder could include Holden Caulfield from Catcher in the Rye and Marla from Fight Club. I think we all probably even have friends or family members who would fit this diagnosis. Why is it so common? While psychotherapy would be a helpful treatment approach, I myself would be more inclined to cognitive behavioral therapy. One of the things I think people who are bipolar probably resent is being probed by a psychiatrist. They know how they are and they are not interested in exploring the reasons with a stranger. Maybe some are, but I think the character in the film you are talking about would probably benefit more from CBT. Why is this? I think CBT brings something to the table that psychotherapy does not. It ignores the reasons for a person’s behavior and instead looks at the triggers and identifies them and helps the person understand ways to cope with those triggers…but one can do it by asking the individual a series of questions about his life to see if the individual can admit to anything being less than ideal. That is a way of getting to a point where cognitive behavioral therapy might begin to be useful (Carlson, Vazire & Oltmanns, 2011; Lecci, 2015). Cognitive behavioral therapy I think would be effective because the person with this disorder uses false esteem to deal with negative triggers; so identifying those negative triggers and helping the person to see a more positive way of dealing with them can be a helpful solution. I…

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Carlson, E. N., Vazire, S., & Oltmanns, T. F. (2011). You probably think this paper's about you: narcissists' perceptions of their personality and reputation. Journal of personality and social psychology, 101(1), 185–201.

Lecci, L. B. (2015). Personality. Retrieved from

File, A. A., Hurley, R. A. & Taber, K. H. (2017). Borderline personality disorder: Neurobiological contributions to remission and recovery. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry, 29(3), A6-194.

Lecci, L. B. (2015). Personality. Retrieved from

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