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2nd Edition

Interpersonal Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders
Second Edition

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ISBN 9781572308602
Published February 20, 2003 by Guilford Press
431 Pages


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Book Description

This influential work helps clinicians resolve questions of overlap among diagnostic categories, offers specific and sensible suggestions for treatment interventions, and describes common transference problems in therapy.

Table of Contents

I. Basic Concepts
1. Introduction and Overview
2. History and Assumptions of the Approach
3. The Harmonics of Therapy
4. The Interviewing and Treatment Methods
II. DSM Cluster B, the Dramatic, Erratic Group
5. Borderline Personality Disorder
6. Narcissistic Personality Disorder
7. Histrionic Personality Disorder
8. Antisocial Personality Disorder
III. DSM Cluster C, the Anxious, Fearful Group
9. Dependent Personality Disorder
10. Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
11. Negativistic Personality (Disorder): Personality Disorder, NOS
12. Avoidant Personality Disorder
IV. DSM Cluster A, the Odd, Eccentric Group
13. Paranoid Personality Disorder
14. Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorders
V. Divergences
15. Category Overlap, Residual Categories, and Other Issues
Appendix: Summary of Diagnostic and Differential

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Lorna Smith Benjamin, PhD, is Professor Emerita of Psychology at the University of Utah and Founder of the Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy Clinic at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI). She has a small private practice, serves as a consultant at UNI, and gives workshops on psychotherapy with difficult cases.


"Impressive ... unequalled in terms of its scientific rigor, clinical penetration, comprehensiveness ... This book will have a powerful impact on psychiatric diagnosis and treatment in the coming years ... a superb accomplishment." - Hans H. Strupp PhD (on the first edition)