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Personality Disorder

The Definitive Reader
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Personality Disorder offers a comprehensive and accessible collection of papers that will be practically useful to practitioners working in secure and non-secure settings with patients who have personality disorders.

This book brings together fourteen classic papers, which address the impact that working with personality disorder patients can have on staff. It also offers theoretical explanations for personality disorder, and explores other issues such as the concept of boundaries in clinical practice, psychiatric staff as attachment figures and the relationship between severity of personality disorder and childhood experiences. Each paper is introduced with contextual material, and is followed by a series of questions that are intended to be used as educational exercises.

This book will be essential reading for clinical and forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, community psychiatric nurses, social workers and students.
  • Published: Nov 15 2008
  • Pages: 280
  • 230 x 154mm
  • ISBN: 9781843106401
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Press Reviews

  • The British Journal of Psychiatry, George Stein, The Priory Hospital

    `This book is excellent value for anyone who has had difficulty working with clients who have personality disorder - but then isn't that just about everyone?'
  • The Psychologist

    This book does exactly what its title promises... Here we have a valuable starting point for those whose everyday work involves dealing with personality disorder...Practical and thought-provoking.
  • British Journal of Social Work

    The volume is an especially accessible and useful resource, unravelling some of the many complexities associated with the disorder whilst encouraging a broader, yet deeper, understanding in mental health professionals.
  • Therapy Today

    This is an invaluable colection.