Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, Second Edition: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process

by Nancy McWilliams (Author)
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This acclaimed clinical guide and widely adopted text has filled a key need in the field since its original publication. Nancy McWilliams makes psychoanalytic personality theory and its implications for practice accessible to practitioners of all levels of experience. She explains major character types and demonstrates specific ways that understanding the patient's individual personality structure can influence the therapist's focus and style of intervention. Guidelines are provided for developing a systematic yet flexible diagnostic formulation and using it to inform treatment. Highly readable, the book features a wealth of illustrative clinical examples.

 
New to This Edition
*Reflects the ongoing development of the author's approach over nearly two decades.
*Incorporates important advances in attachment theory, neuroscience, and the study of trauma.
*Coverage of the contemporary relational movement in psychoanalysis.

Winner--Canadian Psychological Association's Goethe Award for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Scholarship

Book Details

Publication Date
August 18, 2011
Publisher
Page count
426
ISBN
9781609184988
Paper ISBN
9781609184940