Interpersonal Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders / Edition 1

Interpersonal Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders / Edition 1

by Lorna Smith Benjamin
     
 

ISBN-10: 089862990X

ISBN-13: 9780898629903

Pub. Date: 05/21/1993

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Bringing intellectual rigor and discipline to the art of psychotherapy, Lorna Smith Benjamin has developed a unifying theory of personality disorders that has unprecedented clinical relevance. This groundbreaking volume presents an interpersonal approach that will enable therapists of all theoretical orientations to increase their effectiveness and reduce their…  See more details below

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Bringing intellectual rigor and discipline to the art of psychotherapy, Lorna Smith Benjamin has developed a unifying theory of personality disorders that has unprecedented clinical relevance. This groundbreaking volume presents an interpersonal approach that will enable therapists of all theoretical orientations to increase their effectiveness and reduce their frustration in working with this very difficult population. The book opens with an introduction to the interpersonal approach and to the Structural Analysis of Social Behavior (SASB) developed by Dr. Benjamin. This dimensional model of interpersonal and intrapsychic interactions can be used to assess patients, their families, and their therapists to determine the specific ways in which they interact with and influence one another. In the sections that follow, each of the DSM personality disorders is sharply delineated in a finely tuned description that is greatly enhanced by Dr. Benjamin's interpersonal approach and clinical insights. Adding an extensive and clinically useful list of descriptive amendments to the DSM criteria, she provides a sophisticated differential diagnosis that greatly reduces the problem of overlap in symptoms that frequently occurs when using the DSM rules alone. Expected transference reactions, developmental histories, and probable underlying motivations are also explored in detail. Throughout, the volume is rich with clinical material that specifically illustrates the interviewing method, the diagnostic process, and treatment interventions. Dr. Benjamin also presents hypotheses concerning the development of crucial interpersonal relationships which may explain the patient's current behavior. Such understanding provides perhaps the most valuable clues on how best to interact with and treat these patients. A major breakthrough in the treatment of personality disorders, this important work will be an invaluable resource for all clinicians - behavioral, psychodynamic, and eclectic -

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898629903
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/21/1993
Series:
Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders Series
Pages:
434
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 7.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction and Overview3
Ch. 2History and Assumptions of the Approach15
Ch. 3The Harmonics of Therapy26
Ch. 4The Interviewing and Treatment Methods69
Ch. 5Borderline Personality Disorder115
Ch. 6Narcissistic Personality Disorder141
Ch. 7Histrionic Personality Disorder164
Ch. 8Antisocial Personality Disorder191
Ch. 9Dependent Personality Disorder221
Ch. 10Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder240
Ch. 11Passive Aggressive Personality Disorder (Negativistic Personality Disorder): Personality Disorder NOS262
Ch. 12Avoidant Personality Disorder288
Ch. 13Paranoid Personality Disorder309
Ch. 14Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorders337
Ch. 15Category Overlap, Residual Categories, and Other Issues365
Appendix: Summary of Diagnostic and Differential Indicators385
References409
Index421

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