Date of Award

7-23-2010

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (MSCP)

Committee Chair

Jon Frew, Ph.D., ABPP

Abstract

The literature available informing the use of group therapy within the subset of individuals with personality disorders is vast and at times contradictive. This study outlines and synthesizes the available information for both the individual diagnoses as well as the group of personality-disordered patients as a whole. While there is extensive research for several of the diagnoses such as antisocial personality disorder and borderline personality disorder, this literature contains some major gaps in regards to several of the diagnoses. Themes found across different treatment modalities, examination of the gaps and directions for future research are discussed.

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