Personality and Psychotherapy: Treating the Whole Person / Edition 1

Personality and Psychotherapy: Treating the Whole Person / Edition 1

by Jefferson A. Singer
     
 


This innovative book provides a framework for using recent advances in personality science to inform and enrich psychotherapy. The author demonstrates how multidimensional assessment within the context of a strong therapeutic alliance can serve as a guide to treating clients as multifaceted individuals, rather than simply treating symptoms or diagnoses. Key… See more details below

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This innovative book provides a framework for using recent advances in personality science to inform and enrich psychotherapy. The author demonstrates how multidimensional assessment within the context of a strong therapeutic alliance can serve as a guide to treating clients as multifaceted individuals, rather than simply treating symptoms or diagnoses. Key concepts and procedures of personality assessment are clearly explained, as are ways to use the resulting data effectively in treatment planning and intervention with individuals or couples. The concluding chapter features an extended case example illustrating the author's approach.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593852115
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
09/06/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction
2. Domain 1--Traits
3. Domain 2--Characteristic Adaptations: Personal Strivings and Defenses
4. Domain 3--Narrative Identity: Life Stories and Self-Defining Memories
5. Relational Dynamics
6. Foundations and Principles of a Person-Based Psychology and Psychotherapy
7. Case Study of a Person-Based Therapy
Appendix A. Contact Information for Obtaining Instruments Referred to in This Volume
Appendix B. The Historical Roots of a Person-Based Psychology

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