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Handbook of Personality Disorders: Theory and Practice

ISBN: 978-0-471-48234-5
550 pages
February 2004
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This comprehensive reference, edited by one of the leading experts in the field, assimilates the newest and most effective treatment techniques for the personality disorders. Each chapter is written by leading scholars in the Cognitive-Behavior, Humanistic and Integrative theoretical models. In addition to a detailed case example in each chapter, additional case studies are integrated and used throughout.
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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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JEFFREY J. MAGNAVITA, PhD, ABPP, FAPA, is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Hartford as well as the founder of Glastonbury Psychological Associates, PC, and the Connecticut Center for Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. He is the author of: Theories of Personality: Contemporary Approaches to the Science of Personality; Relational Therapy for Personality Disorders; and Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy, Volume One: Psychodynamic/Object Relations (all available fromWiley).
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  1. Covers all major approaches to treating personality disorders.
  2. Sections on Classification, Treatment Models, Hospital and Partial Hospital Treatment Approaches, Cultural Aspects, and Current Research Findings.
  3. Case Examples used to demonstrate the techniques throughout each chapter.
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"An excellent resource." (CHOICE: Vol.42, No.03; November 2004)
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