shopping cart
nothing in cart
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
about us
upcoming events
Oct 18th - Supporting Our Most Challenging Children: Practical techniques to address oppositionality, rigidity and other challenging behaviours in therapeutic settings [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Oct 18th - Hello Again: A Fresh Start for Parents and Their Adult Children [Leading Edge Seminars]
Oct 19th - Presence and Self-Compassion Retreat for Therapists, Educators & Caregivers: Mindful Drumming, Photography & Meditation [The Centre for MindBody Health]
Oct 20th - MBSR Teacher Training Intensive in Ontario [The Centre for Mindfulness Studies]
Oct 21st - Helping Families Heal: Addressing and Treating Trauma in Children, Youth and Families [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Personality Disorders : Toward the DSM-V
O'Donohue, William, Katherine A. Fowler, Scott O. Lilienfeld
Sage Publications / Softcover / 2007-05-01 / 1412904226
reg price: $110.95 our price: $ 105.40 (may be subject to change)
398 pages
Not in stock - ships in 1 to 2 weeks.

Personality Disorders: Toward the DSM-V offers a scientifically balanced evaluation of competing theoretical perspectives and nosological systems for personality disorders. Editors William T. O’Donohue, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and Katherine A. Fowler have brought together recognized authorities in the field to offer a synthesis of competing perspectives that provide readers with the richest and most nuanced assessment possible for each disorder. The result is a comprehensive, current, and critical summary of research and practice guidelines related to the personality disorders.

Key Features

Focuses on controversies and alternative conceptualizations: Separate chapters are dedicated to each personality disorder and considered from various points of view.

Presents authoritative perspectives: Leading scholars and researchers in the field provide a critical evaluation of alternative perspectives on each personality disorder.

Frames the current state of personality disorder research and practice issues: Cutting edge and streamlined research is presented to be used in courses on diagnosis, assessment, psychopathology and abnormal psychology, especially those that include the DSM-IV.

Offers an integrative understanding of elusive personality categorizations: Wherever possible, case examples are offered as illustrations of each disorder’s clinical presentation.

Minimizes the use of technical terms: Each contributor takes the approach of a user-friendly summary and integration of major trends, findings, and future directions.

"Personality Disorders is an important book because it exposes clearly the major controversies facing the field. Each chapter is an erudite contribution that stands on its own quality. In addition, the insightful reader will also be able to compare the divergent, and sometimes contradictory, perspectives and conclusions of different chapters. Consideration of the contradictions and unanswered questions throughout the book reveals the harsh consequences of blind reliance on false assumptions about how nature can be carved at its joints, when there are actually no such joints."
Robert Cloninger's
"This is an important book. It provides a clear guide and reference for season clinicians who treat personality disordered individuals everyday, knowingly or not. It should prove especially helpful to graduate students and upper level undergraduates as an introduction to the diagnoses and as a demonstration of the importance of good clinical and empirical research."
Joseph J. Guido
"Useful as both a textbook and a reference resource, this is an excellent volume. O'Donohue, Fowler, and Lilienfeld called on an impressive array of clinical experts to address the etiology, symptomology, and treatment of each of the major personality disorders." —R.E. Osborne, Texas State University-San Marcos
R.E. Osborne
Texas State University-San Marcos
CHOICE - January 2008 Vo. 45 No. 05
"Just what the Doctor ordered!"
Harold Arnold
Judson College
"I recommend this book to interested clinicians who wish to extend their knowedge, and to new an experienced researchers in the field of personality disorder."
Andrew W. Chanen
University of Melbourne, Australia

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2019

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
Hours: 9-6 M-W / 9-7 Th-F / 10-6 Sat / 12-5 Sun EST

Click here to read previous issues.
Lilienfeld, Scott
O'Donohue, William T
other lists
Personality Disorders
Sage Publications