An analysis of a Borderline Personality Disorder case with compulsive sexual perversions according to Interpersonal Motivational Systems and Metacognitive functioning models

Tonino Cantelmi, Emiliano Lambiase

Abstract

In this study we will show how to conceptualize a Borderline Personality Disorder case with sexual perversions in terms of Interpersonal Motivational Systems and of Metacognitive functioning models, in order to allow a more targeted and effective clinical treatment. To this end, after a theoretical discussion we will analyse some psychotherapy transcripts.
In order to support our reflections and therapeutic choices we decided to refer to the metacognitive functioning model according to the Metacognitive- Interpersonal model (Semerari, 1999b; Dimaggio and Semerari, 2003; Carcione et al., 2008; Dimaggio et al., 2008; Dimaggio et al., 2009) and to the Interpersonal Motivational Systems theory within the Cognitive-Evolutionary model (Lichtenberg, 1989; Lichtenberg, Lachman and Fosshage, 1992, 1996; Liotti, 2001, 2005; Liotti, Cortina and Dazzi, 2008).

Keyword in english
metacognition; sexual perversions; interpersonal motivational systems; sexual addiction; attachment





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