Each chapter follows the following pattern: 1) DSM-IV diagnostic criteria and a description of the disorder, 2) effective treatment strategies, 3) a summary of the interventions, 4) a good case example of use of the interventions, 5) references, and 6) a table that summarizes the various interventions and the sequence in which they may be applied. Especially valuable in this volume is the consistency in approach across each disorder. The author deals with each treatment approach according to the same guidelines. The effective treatment strategies include discussions of how to engage the disorder in treatment with an emphasis on the initial sessions as well as facilitating collaboration for treatment. Unusual for a book on cognitive behavior therapy is the open discussion of transference/countertransference issues. This is a very helpful discussion, especially for the novice therapist. Each chapter addresses such therapeutic issues as schema change, working with core beliefs, and the influence of temperament in the development and alteration of the disorder. Additionally, each chapter discusses the influence and place of medication management in the treatment of personality disorder. Each chapter also includes, when appropriate, the use of group, couples, and family therapy. Suggestions on how to integrate the different approaches are included. Another focus is a strong discussion of maintenance of therapeutic gain, termination issues, and relapse prevention.