Handbook of Personality Disorders: Therapy Research and Treatment

Author(s) : W. John Livesley

Handbook of Personality Disorders: Therapy Research and Treatment

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This major reference and text provides the authoritative account of current knowledge on personality disorders, including vital information to guide clinical decision making. Bringing together preeminent authorities in the field, the Handbook synthesizes contemporary thinking about the classification, etiologies, and development of these complex disorders. Diagnostic issues are considered in depth, and available assessment instruments are reviewed and evaluated. The work provides in-depth coverage of all commonly used psychotherapeutic and pharmacological treatments, with particular attention to the empirical evidence for each approach. Special topics addressed include different treatment modalities, such as day programs and group therapy, and forensic issues.

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W. John Livesley, MD, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, Canada. His research focuses on the structure, classification, and origins of personality disorder, and on constructing an integrated framework for describing and conceptualizing personality pathology. His clinical interests are directed toward developing a unified approach to treatment. Dr. Livesley is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is coeditor of the Journal of Personality Disorders.

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