Personality and Psychotherapy: Treating the Whole Person

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Guilford Press, 2005 - Psychology - 260 pages
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"Showing how and why contemporary personality science matters in the clinical context, this book offers eminently practical tools for psychotherapists from any disciplinary background, and will also be of interest to personality and social psychologists. It is an ideal text for advanced undergraduate courses and for graduate seminars taught within clinical training programs."--BOOK JACKET.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Domain 1Traits
21
Personal Strivings and Defenses
47
Life Stories
77
Relational Dynamics
127
Foundations and Principles of a PersonBased Psychology and Psychotherapy
157
Case Study of a PersonBased Therapy
181
Appendix A Contact Information for Obtaining Instruments Referred to in This Volume
215
Appendix B The Historical Roots of a PersonBased Psychology
217
References
229
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Jefferson A. Singer, PhD, is a professor of psychology at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut, and is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Waterford, Connecticut. He has written two previous books, The Remembered Self: Emotion and Memory in Personality (with Peter Salovey) and Message in a Bottle: Stories of Men and Addiction, as well as numerous articles, chapters, and reviews on clinical psychology and personality and memory. Dr. Singer is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, past associate editor of the Journal of Personality, and is the 2005 recipient of the Theodore R. Sarbin Award for Theoretical Contributions to Psychology, presented by Division 24 (Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.

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