The DSM-5 currently provides two models of personality disorders:
1st model is a categorical diagnosis in which the individual either has the disorder or does not.
2nd model discusses personality disorders as existing along a continuum, with people ranging from healthy functioning to disordered.
*Research each model to familiarize yourself with the basics of each approach.
*Which model best captures and describes personality disorders?
*Provide rationale for your choice.
*How would each model influence how a therapist would work with a client who has a personality disorder?
*What makes personality disorders distinct from some of the other mental health diagnoses?
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