The Self in Emotional Distress: Cognitive and Psychodynamic Perspectives

The Self in Emotional Distress: Cognitive and Psychodynamic Perspectives

by Zindel V. Segal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0898622565

ISBN-13: 9780898622560

Pub. Date: 03/12/1993

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.


Does understanding a client's view of self increase a clinician's ability to treat emotional disorder? How can practitioners agree on the essentials of self-representation if various clinical theories implicate different aspects of the self in accounting for psychological distress? These questions form the basis for this unique examination of "the self' in the…  See more details below

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Does understanding a client's view of self increase a clinician's ability to treat emotional disorder? How can practitioners agree on the essentials of self-representation if various clinical theories implicate different aspects of the self in accounting for psychological distress? These questions form the basis for this unique examination of "the self' in the development and treatment of a number of emotional disorders. What is most exceptional about this volume is that it explores these issues from cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approaches, each of which has articulated treatment methods that incorporate a focus on self-based processes. The result is a rare forum in which leading clinicians and theorists from both orientations address a single set of specific topics.

The book opens with two chapters that review theories of the self construct in both social cognition and psychoanalysis. The focus then shifts to the specific diagnostic categories of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and borderline personality disorder. For each clinical disorder, separate chapters present the cognitive and psychodynamic perspectives. Then each set of authors provide commentary on the complementary chapter. Allowing for an interaction among cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic authors rarely found in other works, this format engenders comprehensive coverage of each specific disorder, as well as a uniquely informative synthesis of the insights of each approach. The editors' concluding chapter delineates the ways in which the self provides a vantage point for understanding emotional disorder.

THE SELF IN EMOTIONAL DISTRESS will interest all professionals of cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic orientations. Given its integrative focus, it will also be valuable to those involved with the psychotherapy integration movement, and therapists who describe themselves as eclectic. In addition, the volume serves as a text for upper-level courses in psychotherapy, psychopathology, abnormal psychology, and psychotherapy integration.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898622560
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
03/12/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

1The Self Construct in Social Cognition: Past, Present, and Future3
2The Self Construct in Psychoanalytic Theory: A Comparative View41
3Self-representation in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: A Cognitive Perspective71
Commentary92
4Self-representation in Anxious States of Mind: A Comparison of Psychodynamic Models100
Commentary123
5A Cognitive Perspective on Self-representation in Depression131
Commentary164
6The Sense of Self in Depression: A Psychodynamic Perspective171
Commentary211
7Self-representation in Eating Disorders: A Cognitive Perspective221
Commentary258
8Self-representation in Eating Disorders: A Psychodynamic Perspective267
Commentary288
9Problems of Self and Borderline Personality Disorder: A Dialectical Behavioral Analysis301
Commentary326
10The Self in Borderline Personality Disorder: A Psychodynamic Perspective334
Commentary361
11The Self as a Vantage Point for Understanding Emotional Disorder371
Index379

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