Working with Parents with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder (Chapter 27 in Wiley Handbook of What Works in Child Maltreatment: An Evidence-Based Approach to Assessment and Intervention in Child Protection).
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This chapter defines personality disorder and outlines the diagnostic system before reviewing the types of difficulties faced by parents with personality disorder. The impact of personality disorder on parenting and on children is discussed, as well as intergenerational transmission of personality disorder, interventions services, and intervention issues. A case study describes working with narcissistic clients. 59 references.
PERSONALITY DISORDERS; MENTALLY ILL PARENTS; therapeutic intervention; child abuse; child neglect; worker client relationships; barriers