Antisocial Personality Disorders: A Case Study

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Multiple studies have referenced cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as an effective intervention for the treatment of antisocial personality disorders (Huband, McMurran, Evans, & Duggan, 2007; National Collaborating Center for Mental Health, 2009). CBT is a well- established evidence-based treatment designed to teach individuals to identify cognitive distortions that can lead to irrational thoughts and beliefs. Once the individual has identified their cognitive distortions they can then target these negative thought patterns and work to replace them healthier ones (Aos, Miller, & Drake, 2006). According to the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (2009) individuals diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder are best treated in group-based environments where cognitive behavioral interventions are implemented. Some specific CBT intervention found to be effective in this type of …show more content…
In my capacity here, I sit in on two primary groups each week and assist with psycho-educational classes as well. Given that I have been working in this environment for the past three months I have become more comfortable and familiar with CBT. I believe the experience I have gained in implementing cognitive behavioral interventions will be transferrable to other treatment settings as well. While I am confident in most aspects of CBT there are some areas I would like to improve upon. Currently, I am using CBT in a group setting where other individuals offer the input and clients are encouraged to challenge one another’s negative thought patters. This makes it easy for me to let group members point out when a client is endorsing cognitive distortions instead of pointing them out myself. I will also need to become more comfortable implementing CBT on an individual basis as presently my only experience with this therapy modality is via group

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