In this cohesive, dramatic, and highly readable book, the author establishes a roadmap for the diagnosis and psychotherapeutic treatment of psychotic disorders based on finding, understanding and reordering of unbearable affect. He provides concrete clinical advice, vivid examples, and crisp jargon-free descriptions of theoretical concepts and clinical techniques. Most of all, he demonstrates that it is possible for psychotic patients to take control of their conditions, rebuild family relationships, and establish themselves in the viable productive lives that they have long despaired of achieving.
Table of Contents
ContentsSECTION I AFFECT DIAGNOSISSECTION II AFFECT THERAPEUTICSSECTION Ill A LIFE'S WORK: STAYING OUT OF PSYCHOSIS