Book of the month: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders

March brings free access to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders: A Clinical Handbook, edited by John F. Clarkin, Ph.D., Peter Fonagy, Ph.D., F.B.A., and Glen O. Gabbard, M.D.

This handbook is intended for clinicians with a range of expertise who employ a psychodynamic orientation in the assessment and/or treatment of patients with personality pathology. Well documented and articulate, this manual is appropriate for everyone from students of psychotherapy to experienced clinicians seeking to refine their practice.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders: A Clinical Handbook is, as titled, a practical handbook and guide to clinicians with real-world applications.

  •     Every patient a clinician treats has personality issues, if not a personality disorder. This book provides strategies and techniques for addressing personality issues
  •     DSM-IV-TR is proceeding to DSM-V. This collection of papers provides up-to-date information on how the personality disorders will be handled in the upcoming DSM-V
  •     The authors provide summaries of key concepts and suggested readings of particular value to residents and students in other disciplines

The authors suggest that new research and reviews indicate, to the surprise of many, that psychodynamic treatments are effective for these personality disorders, and its impact is as great as that of cognitive-behavioral treatments.

You can access the Book of the Month from the PsychiatryOnline.org homepage, scroll to the bottom of the page to find Book of the Month. From the Health Sciences Library website select Find Articles> Databases> and select PsyhchiatryOnline from the drop down menu (or browse by letter or title).

You’ll have access to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders: A Clinical Handbook as a PDF download for the month of March.

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