About psychotherapy

Rediscovering personality disorder (part 2): Pluto and Pluto

This is my second post as I read, chapter by chapter, through Professor Peter Tyrer’s new book on personality disorder. The story begins In his preface to the book, that author tells us clearly that experts on personality disorder have “failed the subject”.  He wants to challenge misconceptions about personality, personality difficulties and personality disorder… Continue reading Rediscovering personality disorder (part 2): Pluto and Pluto

About psychotherapy

Rediscovering personality disorder (part 1): into the minefield

Professor Peter Tyrer’s new book on personality disorder was published recently. Fool that I am, I have decided to blog on it, chapter by chapter as I read it. Not because I have any great insight on the issue, but because blogging is my way of continuous learning, updating and re-learning. I try and summarise… Continue reading Rediscovering personality disorder (part 1): into the minefield

Research papers

Guilt, shame and suicidal ideation: childhood sexual abuse as a mediating factor

Introduction This blogpost contains brief notes by me (Juline) from a clinical perspective on the paper cited below. The notes are made for my personal use, but posted here in case they are of interest or use to others. Kealy, D., Spidel, A. & Ogrodniczuk, J. (2017).  Self‐conscious emotions and suicidal ideation among women with… Continue reading Guilt, shame and suicidal ideation: childhood sexual abuse as a mediating factor

About psychotherapy

Borderline personality – my notes on a Huffington Post UK article

Introduction This blog post contains my short summary of an article “Borderline Personality Disorder - A Diagnosis Of Invalidation” by Dr Jay Watts, with an element of my own interpretation. I am not setting out to make my own commentary on the psychiatric system separate from the author's.  Instead, what follows is a selection of… Continue reading Borderline personality – my notes on a Huffington Post UK article