Resolving Difficult Clinical Syndromes: A Personalized Psychotherapy Approach
Acknowledging the primacy of the whole person, Resolving Difficult Clinical Syndromes: 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, Resolving Difficult Clinical Syndromes: A Personalized Psychotherapy Approach provides you with a unique combination of conceptual background and step-by-step practical advice to guide your treatment of Axis I clinical disorders.
Detailed case studies are provided throughout the text to illustrate the strategies of personalized psychotherapy for:
Mood-Related Syndromes: Dysthymic, Major Depressive, and Bipolar Disorders
Acute, Post-Traumatic, and Generalized Anxiety Syndromes
Anxiety-Related Psychological Syndromes: Phobic, Dissociative, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
Anxiety-Related Physical Syndromes: Somatoform and Conversion Disorders
Cognitive Dysfunction Syndromes: Substance-Related and Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders
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 who exhibits a notable clinical syndrome.
CHAPTER 1 The Wisdom of Personalized Therapy 3
CHAPTER 2 Personalized Therapy of Mood-Related Syndromes: Dysthymic, Major Depressive, and Bipolar Disorders 81
CHAPTER 3 Personalized Therapy of Acute, Posttraumatic, and Generalized Anxiety Syndromes 115
CHAPTER 4 Personalized Therapy of Anxiety-Related Psychological Syndromes: Phobic, Dissociative, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders 153
CHAPTER 5 Personalized Therapy of Anxiety-Related Physical Syndromes: Somatoform and Conversion Disorders 191
CHAPTER 6 Personalized Therapy of Cognitive Dysfunction Syndromes: Substance-Related and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders 221
Seth Grossman, PsyD, is a codeveloper of several personality inventories, and coauthor of numerous theoretical, research, and clinical papers with Dr. Millon. He is also the coauthor with Dr. Millon of Personality Disorders in Modern Life, Second Edition (Wiley).
• Inclusion of both conceptual and practical material provides an all-in-one resource for clinicians.
• Includes many case studies to illuminate strategies.
—John Edward Ruark (PsycCRITIQUES, February 2008)
"Theodore Millon and his colleague Seth Grossman have been key players in the assessment and treatment of personality disorders for decades. They accurately describe the current state of affairs in psychotherapy practice, in which therapists trained in and committed to a single approach, tend to observe patients through only one lens and to adopt a one-size-fits-all strategy for treatment. This volume definitely made me look forward to its promised successors." (PsycCRITIQUES, February 27, 2008)