Severe Personality Disorders: Psychotherapeutic Strategies

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Yale University Press, 1993 - Psychology - 381 pages
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In this important book, one of the world's foremost psychoanalysts provides the clinician with tools to diagnose and treat severe cases of personality disorder, including borderline and narcissistic structures. Dr. Kernberg not only describes techniques he has found useful in clinical practice but also further develops theories formulated in his previous work and critically reviews other recent contributions.
 

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Contents

Structural Diagnosis
3
The Structural Interview
27
Differential Diagnosis in Adolescence
52
Personality Disorders in Old Age
68
Problems in the Classification of Personality Disorders
77
Part Two Treatment of Borderline Personalities
95
Expressive Psychotherapy
97
Transference Management in Expressive Psychotherapy
112
Character Analysis
210
Self Ego Affects and Drives
227
Diagnosis and Treatment
239
Stalemates in Treatment
241
Diagnosis and Clinical Management of Patients with Suicide Potential
254
Countertransference Transference Regression and the Incapacity
264
Clinical Aspects of Severe Superego Pathology
275
Paranoid Regression and Malignant Narcissism
290

Expressive Psychotherapy with Adolescents
131
Supportive Psychotherapy
147
Indications and Contraindications for Psychoanalytically Based Treatment Modalities
165
Clinical Theory and Treatment
177
Contemporary Psychoanalytic Approaches to Narcissism
179
Technical Strategies in the Treatment of Narcissistic Personalities
197
Contrasting Philosophies of Hospital Treatment for Severe
315
The Therapeutic Community Model of Hospital Treatment
330
LongTerm Hospital Treatment of Severe Borderline
343
References
359
Index
375
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OTTO F. KERNBERG, M.D., is director of the Personality Disorders Institute at New York-Presbyterian Hospital; professor of psychiatry at Cornell University Medical College; and training and supervising analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He is also the author of Ideology, Conflict, and Leadership in Groups and Organizations; Aggression in Personality Disorders and Perversions; Love Relations: Normality and Pathology; and Severe Personality Disorders, all published by Yale University Press.

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