Schema therapy for patients with borderline personality disorder and comorbid alcohol dependence: A multiple-baseline case series design study

Michiel Boog, Anna E Goudriaan, Ben J M V D Wetering, Ingmar H A Franken, Arnoud Arntz

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Abstract

This study tested the effectiveness of schema therapy (ST) for borderline personality disorder (BPD) and comorbid alcohol dependence (AD). Twenty patients participated in a case series study with multiple baselines. The baseline phase consisted of treatment as usual. It was followed by a case conceptualization phase, an experiential techniques phase and a behavioural change phase. Patients showed a significant decrease in BPD and AD symptoms; change was mainly accomplished in the experiential techniques phase, with medium to large effect sizes. Three months after termination of therapy, 68% of the patients had remitted from BPD, and the number of drinking days decreased clearly. This study shows that, although treatment is challenging in this group of patients, meaningful change can be obtained in patients with BPD and AD using ST.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-386
Number of pages14
JournalClinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
Volume30
Issue number2
Early online date18 Nov 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2023

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