Overcoming Resistant Personality Disorders: A Personalized Psychotherapy Approach / Edition 1

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Overview

Acknowledging the primacy of the whole person, Overcoming Resistant Personality Disorders: 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, this book provides you with a unique combination of conceptual background and step-by-step practical advice to guide your treatment of Axis II personality disorders.

Detailed case studies are provided throughout the text to illustrate the strategies of personalized psychotherapy for: The Needy/Dependent Prototype, The Sociable/Histrionic Prototype, The Confident/Narcissistic Prototype, The Nonconforming/Antisocial Prototype, The Assertive/Sadistic Prototype, The Conscientious/Compulsive Prototype, The Skeptical/Negativistic Prototype. 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.

About the Author:
Theodore Millon, PhD, DSc, formerly professor at Harvard Medical School and the University of Miami

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"deals with the more benign resistant disorders such as dependent personality disorder.... excellent examples of the Millonian writing style that will be familiar to his many readers…highly structured, well organized, yet quite readable, offering well-reasoned logic as well as wonderful case examples. The descriptions of the various personality disorders and their subtypes must compete for the absolute best characterizations of those disorders available in the clinical literature....fine work that will engage the reader into process-oriented clinical supervision for the most difficult patients. In our view, they make a major contribution to the treatment planning of character-disordered adolescents and adults." (PsycCRITIQUES, 7/30/08)

"Miller and Grossman summarize the logistics of personalized psychotherapy in the introduction to their book then proceed to demonstrate the usefulness of Personalized Therapy applicable to the different personality patterns. The text is complemented by graphs and tabulations." (The Pediatric Neuropsychologist; 8/07)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471717713
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/20/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.58 (w) x 9.51 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Theodore Millon, PhD, DSc, formerly professor at Harvard Medical School and the University of Miami, is currently Dean and Scientific Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Personology and Psychopathology in Coral Gables, Florida. Dr. Millon is one of the world's leading authorities on psychopathology and personality disorders. Developer of the widely used Millon personality assessment inventories, he has been the editor of the Journal of Personality Disorders, President of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, and a key member of the DSM-III and DSM-IV Task Forces.

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).

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Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Part 1
Personalized Psychotherapy: A Recapitulation     3
Part 2
Personalized Therapy for the Needy/Dependent Personality Patterns     51
Personalized Therapy for the Sociable/Histrionic Personality Patterns     89
Personalized Therapy for the Confident/Narcissistic Personality Patterns     129
Personalized Therapy for the Nonconforming/Antisocial Personality Patterns     165
Personalized Therapy for the Assertive/Sadistic Personality Patterns     201
Personalized Therapy for the Conscientious/Compulsive Personality Patterns     235
Personalized Therapy for the Skeptical/Negativistic Personality Patterns     275
References     313
Index     331
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  • Posted June 13, 2010

    If You're Going to Call Yourself an "Expert..."

    With this, I've now waded through four of Dr. Millon's (and his various colleagues') tomes on the character disorders... and uniformly found them all to be terrifically informative and useful. But from the git (with his Personality Guided Therapy, 1999), I wondered why it was that Millon and his teams have had so precious little to say about the etiology of the specific disorders.

    I may be a "neuropsychological cognitive-behavioralist" in the trenches, but psychodynamic principles have always helped me to deepen my empathy, emotional congruity and unconditional regard for troubled - and troubling - patients. And those Rogerian qualities have reliably proven to be entirely necessary to finesse the process of cognitive restructuring, as well as convincing the patient to surrender his will and his life to the higher power of EMDR, SIQR or some other messing about with his limbic system.

    Blame it on Alice Miller, Claudia Black, Pia Mellody, Richard Kluft and Frank Putnam, I suppose. But it really does help (me, anyway) to have a firm grip on "what happened way back when" that's driving the patient's compulsions to repeat the trauma with his relentlessly dysfunctional defense mechanisms.

    Over time, and surely with help from Beck's and Freeman's lists of what the specific personality disorder tends to believe, I began to figure that narcissistic injuries of one sort or another had occurred, and that it was likely that the perpetrators demonstrated no mean degree of the same sort of thing that I was seeing and hearing right there in front of me. Some time after that I began to sense that what had worked "well" for the perps was now working "well" for the patient, too.

    And that moved me to theorize etiologies that I could then explore in real collaboration with the patient even as we moved right into identifying, exploring, questioning and revising their core beliefs, values, idea(l)s, assumptions, convictions, and attitudes. Millon and Grossman touch here and there on childhood suffering in this and the companion volume, Moderating Severe Personality Disorders; I suppose I just wish for the sake of those who are newer to the game that they'd expanded those notions a bit further.

    Beyond that, there are some especially dandy sections in ORPD, including a fine treatise on the specific differences between the narcissistic and antisocial personalities, on the antisocial's specific mechanisms of imitating his abusers, and on the (obsessive-) compulsive's ironclad fixation with self-abuse driven by "learned perfectionism."

    I know that the APA's knocked out a pretty slick (and comprehensive) tome of their own on the PDs, and one does well as well to look at Livesley, at Stone, at Clarkin and Lenzenwegger, and at the aforementioned Beck and Freeman. If one asserts oneself to be a true "expert" on the Axis II disorders, however, considerable exposure to Dr. M. seems warranted.

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