The Symbiotic Characterby Stephen M. Johnson
“Dr. Johnson’s contribution is a most impressive and unusual work. It represents a ‘post-modernist’ attempt to organize and unify some of the disparate theoretical and clinical trends in current psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, infant development research, and family therapy. As the cursor of attention has begun to fall of late on the narcissistic and ‘borderline’ personality disorders, the whole field of personality and character seems to be overdue for reconsideration. This is exactly what Dr. Johnson has innovatively accomplished in this work.” James S. Grotstein, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of CaliforniaLos Angeles School of Medicine Training and Supervising Analyst, Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute
This monograph advocates the treatment of psychotherapy as a modern art form, shaped by the forms that predate it, but distinctive in its encouragement of creative self-expression. It describes modern treatment techniques as they apply to personality disorders and character neuroses.
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Meet the Author
Stephen M. Johnson, Ph.D., is a professor and chair of the faculty at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in Menlo Park, California. He divides his time between clinical teaching and the private practice of psychotherapy in Menlo Park and San Francisco.
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