Personality Pathology : Developmental Perspectives (Paperback)

Author: Delisle, Gilles

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Personality pathology is rooted in early development and affects a wide range of affects, behaviors and cognitive processes.

Every year thousands of articles about the etiology of personality pathology are published in various professional or scientific reviews. There is a growing distance between the generalist's practice and increasingly precise scientific knowledge. Since no one can read everything, it therefore behooves the professional to ask the following questions: Is the most recent better than what came before? Is the measurable and demonstrable necessarily clinically interesting? Must what interests the clinician be measured and proved? While theory and clinical research are becoming increasingly precise, innumerable socio-economic forces are pressing for a simplification in clinical practice.

The generalist today finds himself torn between two opposing forces. He seeks to practice from a secure base and to keep his knowledge up to date, while being aware that this in turn will give rise to an increasingly varied clinical practice, in which he deals with serious pathologies as well as working with patients requesting help in more ordinary situations.

Whatever the profile of his practice, the generalist has to be able to work with personality disorders and understand how they arise, enabling him to make informed clinical decisions.Personality Pathology is designed to be of use to the generalist in his daily practice. The integrative structure on which this work is based is Relational Psychotherapy / Object Relational Gestalt-therapy. It is written for all psychotherapists interested in finding out about developmental issues.

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Publisher Karnac Books
Mfg Part# 9781855757271
SKU 220697565
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1855757273
Release Date 11/19/2012
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