The DSM-5 Alternative Model for Personality Disorders reviews and advances this innovative and increasingly popular scheme for diagnosing and evaluating personality disorders. The authors identify the multiple clinical, theoretical, and research paradigms that co-exist in the Alternative Model for Personality Disorders (AMPD) and show how the model can aid the practicing mental health professional in evaluating and treating patients as well as its importance in stimulating research and theoretical understanding of this domain. This work explores and summarizes methods of personality assessment and psychiatric evaluation, research findings, and clinical applications of the AMPD, highlighting its usefulness to clinical teaching and supervision, forensic application, and current research. It is a go-to reference for experienced professionals and researchers, those who wish to learn this new diagnostic system, and for clinicians in training.
"This book is highly recommended for everyone interested in the diagnostics of personality pathology and the implementation in clinical practice of the DSM-5 alternative model for personality disorders in particular. It is edited and written by an outstanding selection of practitioners and academics showing how the DSM-5 trait model can support and advance clinicians’ work."
Filip De Fruyt, professor of differential psychology and personality assessment, Ghent University, Belgium
Foreword Preface Contributors Chapter 1 Construct and Paradigm in the DSM-5 Alternative Model for 1Personality Disorders Chapter 2 Paradigms of Personality Assessment and Level of 61 Personality Functioning (Criterion A) in the DSM-5 Alternative Model for Personality Disorders Chapter 3 Criterion B of the DSM-5 Alternative Model for Personality Disorders 74 and the Interpersonal, Multivariate, and Empirical Paradigms of Personality Assessment Chapter 4 Research and Assessment with the DSM-5 Alternative 96 Model for Personality Disorders Chapter 5 Clinical Utility and Application of the DSM-5 Alternative Model for 116Personality Disorders Chapter 6 DSM-5 Alternative Model for Personality Disorders Descriptions of 176 Three Well-Known Cases Chapter 7 DSM-5 Alternative Model for Personality Disorders Descriptions of Three 193 Well-Known Literary Characters Chapter 8 The DSM-5 Alternative Model for Personality Disorders 226 in Assessment, Treatment Planning, and Clinical Supervision Chapter 9 Forensic Applications of the DSM-5 Alternative Model for 257 Personality Disorders and Case Illustration Chapter 10 Concluding Comments: The Value of the DSM-5 Alternative Model 273 for Personality Disorders for Personality Disorder Diagnosis Index