Personality Pathology: Developmental Perspectives

Author(s) : Gilles Delisle, Translator : Dinah M. Ashcroft, Translator : Lynne Rigaud, Translator : Anne Kearns

Personality Pathology: Developmental Perspectives

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2011
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 224
  • Category :
    Gestalt Therapy
  • Category 2 :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 30528
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855757271
  • ISBN 10 : 1855757273

Reviews and Endorsements

'This book summarizes Gilles Delisle's original research of nearly twenty years trying to integrate a very original synthesis of Gestalt approach and object relation theory. He analyses many researches of psychoanalysts and theorititians of attachment theory, quoting Freud, Klein, Winnicott, Fairnberg, Kohut, Kernberg, Bowlby, and many others. He is also trying to integrate comtemporary research in neurosciences. So it is really a very new original contribution to psychotherapy.'
- Serge Ginger, founder of Paris School of Gestalt (EPG) and of the International Federation of Gestalt Training Organisations (FORGE), Honorary President of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP)

'For more than three decades, Gilles Delisle has been an invaluable figure of Gestalt therapy in Quebec. He has developed a sophisticated, systematic, and empirically supported model of psychotherapy combining Gestalt therapy and the richness of object relation theory. Since 1995 he has taught Object Relational Gestalt therapy in several countries around the world. In this outstanding book, Gilles Delisle has succeeded in the monumental task of
integrating, in an original, unique, and clinically inspiring way, the theoretical and clinical contributions of leading authors in personality pathology. The result is a compelling new approach in the treatment of personality disorders.'
- Marc-Simon Drouin, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Université du Québec

'This is a beautifully crafted book and a major scholarly addition to the existing literature on personality disorders. Gilles Delisle offers a theoretically rich, compassionate framework for understanding the complex matrix of factors which contribute to personality pathology. Drawing on years of research and a rich seam of clinical experience, Delisle's in-depth case studies and transcripts illuminate the significance and effectiveness of a relational approach to this therapeutic work. This engaging, accessible text is a breath of fresh air and an essential read for all practising counsellors and psychotherapists.'
- Belinda Harris, PhD, UKCP Psychotherapist, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham

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