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Personality Disorders

Toward Theoretical and Empirical Integration in Diagnosis and Assessment

Steven K. Huprich (editor)

ISBN: 9781433818455

Publication Date: Jan 2015

Format: Hardback

Also available as: DVD video  

Offers a comprehensive and provocative tour of a field that is ripe for integration. Contributors who rank among the world s most prestigious clinical and personality psychologists guide readers through the state of our knowledge of personality disorders, from conceptual and theoretical concerns to the practical problems faced by assessing clinicians.
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What are personality disorders? How should they be conceptualized, and how should they be assessed and diagnosed in clinical practice? For over a century these questions have been at the heart of psychological science. Yet even today, as the recent controversy over proposed changes to the classification of PDs in DSM-5 attests, there is hardly consensus on the answers.

This ground breaking text offers a comprehensive and provocative tour of a field that is ripe for integration. Contributors who rank among the world s most prestigious clinical and personality psychologists guide readers through the state of our knowledge of personality disorders, from conceptual and theoretical concerns to the practical problems faced by assessing clinicians. They address the advantages and disadvantages of categorical and dimensional approaches to diagnosing personality pathology used in the standard diagnostic manuals, as well as the hybrid model described in Section III of DSM-5.

Recent advances in statistical, methodological, and biogenetic research strategies are applied to the study of PDs, with a focus on clinical and empirical approaches to assessment and diagnosis. Theorists describe how psychodynamic, attachment, interpersonal, evolutionary, and cognitive processing approaches offer surprisingly similar models of conceptualizing and treating PDs.
Pages 440
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Jan 2015
Publisher American Psychological Association
Subject/s Clinical psychology   Abnormal psychology   The self, ego, identity, personality  
Dr. Steven Huprich is Professor and Director of Clinical Training at Wichita State University, USA. He is the Editor of the Journal of Personality Assessment and the 2013 recipient of the Theodore Millon Award in Personality Psychology.

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