Handbook of Personality Disorders. Theory and Practice

  • ID: 2215218
  • Book
  • 600 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A complete guide to etiology, psychopathology, classification, and treatment

This comprehensive handbook incorporates the latest advances in the study of personality disorders with the newest and most effective treatment techniques.

Edited by one of the leading experts in the field, the Handbook of Personality Disorders offers authoritative coverage of personality disorder etiology, theory, psychopathology, and assessment. It provides detailed, fully up–to–date descriptions of important contemporary treatment models, including interpersonal reconstructive therapy, cognitive therapy, time–limited dynamic psychotherapy, and more. It also examines the broadening scope of treatment in special populations and settings; the expanding range of treatment in children, adolescents, and the elderly; and the latest research findings.

Outstanding features of this far–reaching, state–of–the–art guidebook include:

  • Thorough coverage of all major personality disorder treatment models
  • Detailed case studies in each chapter
  • Additional examples integrated and used throughout
  • Sections on classification, treatment models, treatment settings, and more

Handbook of Personality Disorders is the ultimate resource for clinicians and is an important guide for students and researchers who need in–depth information on this increasingly important topic.

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About the Editor.

Contributors.

SECTION ONE: ETIOLOGY, THEORY, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, AND ASSESSMENT.

1. Classification, Prevalence, and Etiology of Personality Disorders: Related Issues and Controversy (Jeffrey J. Magnavita).

2. Psychopathologic Assessment Can Usefully Inform Therapy: A View from the Study of Personality (Theodore Millon and Seth D. Grossman).

3. The Relevance of Theory in Treating Personality Dysfunction (Jeffrey J. Magnavita).

4. Assessing the Dimensions of Personality Disorder (Philip Erdberg).

5. Borderline Personality Disorder and Borderline Personality Organization: Psychopathology and Psychotherapy (Otto F. Kernberg).

6. Personality Disorder or Relational Disconnection? (Judith V. Jordan).

7. Sociocultural Factors in the Treatment of Personality Disorders (Joel Paris).

SECTION TWO: CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC TREATMENT MODELS.

8. Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy (IRT) for Individuals with Personality Disorder (Lorna Smith Benjamin).

9. Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders (James Pretzer).

10. The Treatment of Personality Adaptations Using Redecision Therapy (Vann S. Joines).

11. Dialectical Behavior Therapy of Severe Personality Disorders (Clive J. Robins and Cedar R. Koons).

12. Time–Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (Hanna Levenson).

13. Close Process Attention in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Frank Knoblauch).

14. Application of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to Personality Disorders (Philip Manfield and Francine Shapiro).

SECTION THREE BROADENING THE SCOPE OF TREATMENT: SPECIAL POPULATIONS AND SETTINGS.

15. Pharmacotherapy of Personality Disorders (Robert Grossman).

16. Day Treatment of Personality Disorders (John S. Ogrodniczuk and William E. Piper).

17. Residential Treatment of Personality Disorders: The Containing Function (Barri Belnap, Cuneyt Iscan, and Eric M. Plakun).

18. Treatment of Personality Disorders with Co–occurring Substance Dependence: Dual Focus Schema Therapy (Samuel A. Ball).

19. Personality–Guided Therapy for Treating Medical Patients (Ellen A. Dornelas).

20. The Role of Trauma, Memory, Neurobiology, and the Self in the Formation of Personality Disorders (Mark R. Elin).

SECTION FOUR: EXPANDING THE RANGE OF TREATMENT: CHILD, ADOLESCENT, AND ELDERLY MODELS.

21. Treatment of Dramatic Personality Disorders in Children and Adolescents (Efrain Bleiberg).

22. Treatment of Personality Disorders in Older Adults: A Community Mental Health Model (Rosemary Snapp Kean, Kathleen M. Hoey, and Stephen L. Pinals).

SECTION FIVE: RESEARCH FINDINGS AND FUTURE CHALLENGES.

23. Empirical Research on the Treatment of Personality Disorders (Paul Crits–Christoph and Jacques P. Barber).

24. Toward a Unified Model of Treatment for Personality Dysfunction (Jeffrey J. Magnavita).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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"An excellent resource." (CHOICE: Vol.42, No.03; November 2004)
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