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Interpersonal Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders, Second Edition : Second Edition - Lorna Smith Benjamin

Interpersonal Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders, Second Edition

Second Edition

Paperback Published: 20th February 2003
ISBN: 9781572308602
Number Of Pages: 431

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This work presents a unifying theory of personality disorders with vital implications for clinical practice. Lorna Smith Benjamin presents the Structural Analysis of Social Behavior (SASB), a dimensional model elucidating the interpersonal and intrapsychic patterns that give rise to and reinforce symptomatic behaviors. The interpersonal dimensions of each DSM-IV personality disorder and discussed in depth and innovative procedures for assessment and diagnosis described. Benjamin's widely studied interpersonal approach helps the clinician resolve the problem of overlap among diagnostic categories, predicts problems that are likely to occur in the therapeutic relationship, and provides recommendations for effective treatment. Richly illustrated with clinical examples, the book is solidly grounded in empirical research. The paperback edition features a new preface by the author.

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"Impressive... unequalled in terms of its scientific rigor, clinical penetration, comprehensiveness... This book will have a powerful impact on psychiatric diagnosis and treatment in the coming years... a superb accomplishment." - Hans H. Strupp PhD (on the first edition)

Basic Concepts: Introduction and Overview
History and Assumptions of the Approach
The Harmonics of Therapy
The Interviewing and Treatment Methods
DSM Cluster B, the Dramatic, Erratic Group
Borderline Personality Disorder
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Histrionic Personality Disorder
Antisocial Personality Disorder
DSM Cluster C, the Anxious, Fearful Group
Dependent Personality Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
Passive Aggressive Personality Disorder (Negativistic Personality Disorder): Personality Disorder, NOS
Avoidant Personality Disorder
DSM Cluster A, the Odd Eccentric Group
Paranoid Personality Disorder
Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorders
Category Overlap, Residual Categories, and Other Issues
Appendix: Summary of Diagnostic and Differential Indicators
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ISBN: 9781572308602
ISBN-10: 1572308605
Series: Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 431
Published: 20th February 2003
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition