Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders, Second Edition / Edition 2

Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders, Second Edition / Edition 2

This landmark work was the first to present a cognitive framework for understanding and treating personality disorders. Part I lays out the conceptual, empirical, and clinical foundations of effective work with this highly challenging population, reviews cognitive aspects of Axis II disorders, and delineates general treatment principles. In Part II, chapters detail the process of cognitive-behavioral therapy for each of the specific disorders, review the clinical literature, guide the therapist through diagnosis and case conceptualization, and demonstrate the nuts and bolts of cognitive intervention.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593854768
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 01/05/2007
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Aaron T. Beck, MD, is University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and the founder of cognitive therapy. He has published more than 20 books and over 540 articles in professional and scientific journals. Dr. Beck is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award, the American Psychological Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Psychiatric Association Distinguished Service Award, the Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Award for Research in Neuropsychiatry, and the Institute of Medicine's Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health and Gustav O. Lienhard Award. He is President of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Honorary President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

Arthur Freeman, EdD, ABPP, ACT, is Visiting Professor at Governors State University, University Park, Illinois, and Clinical Professor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has been the president of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy and of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. He is a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and has earned diplomates in Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Psychology, and Family Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Freeman’s research and clinical interests include marital and family therapy, and cognitive-behavioral treatment of depression, anxiety, and personality disorders.
Denise D. Davis, PhD, is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and has collaborated with Drs. Beck and Freeman and other associates of the Beck Center since completing an extramural postdoctoral fellowship there in 1984. A contributor to the first edition of this volume as well as to numerous other chapters, articles, and workshops on cognitive therapy, Dr. Davis was a founding editor of the journal Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. She currently serves as Assistant Director of Clinical Training in Psychology at Vanderbilt University and has also maintained an independent practice of cognitive therapy for 20 years.

Table of Contents

I. History, Theory, and Research
1. Overview of Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders
2. Theory of Personality Disorders
3. Assessment of Personality Disorders
4. General Principles and Specialized Techniques
5. The Cognitive Therapy Relationship With Personality-Disordered Patients
II. Clinical Applications
6. Paranoid Personality Disorder
7. Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorders
8. Antisocial Personality Disorder
9. Borderline Personality Disorder
10. Histrionic Personality Disorder
11. Narcissistic Personality Disorder
12. Dependent Personality Disorder
13. Avoidant Personality Disorder
14. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
15. Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder
16. Synthesis and Prospects for the Future


Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, counselors, and other mental health practitioners; students and residents in these fields. Serves as a core text in advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses and in psychiatric residency programs.

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