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An integrative complexity analysis of cognitive behaviour therapy sessions for borderline personality disorder.

Authors
  • Davidson, Kate
  • Livingstone, Steven
  • McArthur, Katherine
  • Dickson, Lindsay
  • Gumley, Andrew
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychology and psychotherapy
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2007
Volume
80
Issue
Pt 4
Pages
513–523
Identifiers
PMID: 17535542
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Therapists may overcompensate for patient's poor outcome by giving more complex explanations to patients. Higher complexity does not necessarily lead to better outcomes.

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