Acknowledging the primacy of the whole person, Moderating Severe Personality Disorders: A Personalized Psychotherapy Approach takes into account all of the complexities of human nature family influences, culture, neurobiological processes, unconscious memories, and so on illustrating that no part of human nature should lie outside the scope of a clinician′s regard.
Part of a three book series, this book provides you with a unique combination of conceptual background and step–by–step practical advice to guide your treatment of Axis II personality disorders.
Detailed case studies are provided throughout the text to illustrate the strategies of personalized psychotherapy for:
Retiring/Schizoid Personality Patterns
Shy/Avoidant Personality Patterns
Pessimistic/Depressive Personality Patterns
Aggrieved/Masochistic Personality Patterns
Eccentric/Schizotypal Personality Patterns
Capricious/Borderline Personality Patterns
Suspicious/Paranoid Personality Patterns
Destined to become an essential reference for trainees and professionals, this book makes a revolutionary call to return therapy to the natural reality of each patient′s life, seamlessly guiding you in understanding the personality and treatment of the whole, unique, yet complex person.
CHAPTER 1 Personalized Psychotherapy: A Recapitulation 3
CHAPTER 2 Personalized Therapy for the Retiring/Schizoid Personality Patterns 51
CHAPTER 3 Personalized Therapy for the Shy/Avoidant Personality Patterns 85
CHAPTER 4 Personalized Therapy for the Pessimistic/Depressive Personality Patterns 123
CHAPTER 5 Personalized Therapy for the Aggrieved/Masochistic Personality Patterns 159
CHAPTER 6 Personalized Therapy for the Eccentric/Schizotypal Personality Patterns 195
CHAPTER 7 Personalized Therapy for the Capricious/Borderline Personality Patterns 225
CHAPTER 8 Personalized Therapy for the Suspicious/Paranoid Personality Patterns 271