Cognitive analitic psychotherapy and personality disorders: review

Laura Rodríguez-Moya, Cristina Fernández-Belinchón


The Cognitive Analytic Therapy is a kind of integrative, brief, focus and action psychotherapy, developed by A. Ryle in England in the 80´s and 90´s. At present, is a treatment reference model in that country and is frequently used to treat personality disorders, especially borderline disorder. These patients have a number of metacognitive dysfunctions which difficult the processes of awareness of the different mental states and their components. Through the model of Multiple Self-States, the goal is to help the patient to identify the self´s dysfunctional processes which he is experiencing and provide him resources to substitute them for other more adaptive.


Cognitive; Analitic Psychotherapy; Borderline Personality Disorder; Model of Multiple Self-States



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