Psychoanalytic Diagnosis: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process by Nancy McwilliamsPsychoanalytic Diagnosis: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process by Nancy Mcwilliams

Psychoanalytic Diagnosis: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process

byNancy McwilliamsEditorNancy Mcwilliams

Hardcover | July 14, 2011

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This acclaimed clinical guide and widely adopted text has filled a key need in the field since its original publication. Nancy McWilliams makes psychoanalytic personality theory and its implications for practice accessible to practitioners of all levels of experience. She explains major character types and demonstrates specific ways that understanding the patient's individual personality structure can influence the therapist's focus and style of intervention. Guidelines are provided for developing a systematic yet flexible diagnostic formulation and using it to inform treatment. Highly readable, the book features a wealth of illustrative clinical examples.

New to This Edition*Reflects the ongoing development of the author's approach over nearly two decades. *Incorporates important advances in attachment theory, neuroscience, and the study of trauma. *Coverage of the contemporary relational movement in psychoanalysis.
Winner--Canadian Psychological Association's Goethe Award for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Scholarship
Nancy McWilliams, PhD, ABPP, teaches in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and has a private practice in Flemington, New Jersey. She is a former president of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association and is on the editorial board...
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Title:Psychoanalytic Diagnosis: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical ProcessFormat:HardcoverDimensions:426 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:July 14, 2011Publisher:Guilford PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1609184947

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Table of Contents

IntroductionI. Conceptual Issues1. Why Diagnose?2. Psychoanalytic Character Diagnosis3. Developmental Levels of Personality Organization4. Implications of Developmental Levels of Organization5. Primary Defensive Processes6. Secondary Defensive ProcessesII. Types of Character Organization7. Psychopathic (Antisocial) Personalities8. Narcissistic Personalities9. Schizoid Personalities10. Paranoid Personalities11. Depressive and Manic Personalities12. Masochistic (Self-Defeating) Personalities13. Obsessive and Compulsive Personalities14. Hysterical (Histrionic) Personalities15. Dissociative PsychologiesAppendix. Suggested Diagnostic Interview Format