Diagnosis Course and Prevalence of Borderline PersonalityDisorder. The Evolution of Cognitive Analytic Therapy. The Multiple Self States Model of Borderline PersonalityDisorder. A Critical Account of Current Theories of Borderline Pathology andtheir Clinical Implications. An Outline of Practice and Two Case Illustrations. Understanding the Treatment Relationship in Work with BorderlinePatients. Referral, Assessment, Contracts and Containment. The Early Sessions. From Reformulation to Termination. Borderline Personality and Substance Abuse Problems. CAT of an Offender with Borderline Personality Disorder. CAT in Context. Appendices. References. Index.
Anthony Ryle was the creator of cognitive analytic therapy - CAT -, a model of psychotherapy that has been taken up around the world. His interest in mental health grew from his spending 15 years as an inner city GP; he gradually developed the model during the 1970s and 80s, first as director of the student health service at Sussex University, and subsequently as consultant psychotherapist at Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals in London. He published a steady stream of papers, chapters, and books on psychotherapy and CAT.