This widely used practitioner resource and training tool is the definitive work on understanding and treating personality disorders from a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) perspective. The prominent editors and contributors explain the nature of personality disorders and why they are so challenging to treat. Chapters addressing 12 specific disorders are organized around vivid, instructive clinical examples. The book provides up-to-date scientific knowledge about each disorder and describes effective strategies for differential diagnosis, case conceptualization, implementing individualized CBT interventions, and overcoming roadblocks.
New to This Edition
*Incorporates cutting-edge clinical approaches and research; expands the cognitive theory of personality disorder.
*Chapters on neural mechanisms, cultural diversity issues, and depressive personality disorder.
*Chapters on co-occurring disorders and management of clinical challenges.
*Disorder-specific chapters now include sections on key treatment goals, progress and termination, and clinician self-care.
*Discusses DSM-5 concepts and diagnostic criteria.
*Reviews advances in assessing personality beliefs.
Reviews and Endorsements:
"Personality disorders are debilitating conditions that, unfortunately, are far too commonly encountered in modern society. Fortunately, this remarkable volume shows just how far we have come in having the tools needed to successfully intervene when we encounter these conditions in the clinic. Particularly welcome in this third edition is the increased emphasis on connecting cognitive interventions with empirically based, dimensional models of personality disorder, such as the Alternative DSM-5 Model. An indispensable resource for students, practitioners, and researchers alike."--Robert F. Krueger, PhD, Hathaway Distinguished Professor and Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota
"Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders, Third Edition is a new classic. This outstanding volume is completely updated with extensive reviews of research, new conceptualizations and techniques, and filled with wisdom about the therapeutic relationship and other roadblocks to change. Every therapist interested in working with personality disorders--which should be every therapist--will want to read this volume and benefit from the clinical insights provided. I highly recommend this excellent resource."--Robert L. Leahy, PhD, Director, American Institute for Cognitive Therapy; Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College
"The diversity of the authors leads to a richness that is sometimes lacking when a single narrative perspective is applied to so broad a range of clinical presentations....An integrative, pragmatic text, which draws upon cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and even psychodynamic traditions. It is bold and ambitious, and it is necessary reading for those interested in the development of personality disorders, and in the development of personality itself."--Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Book Reviews (on the second edition)
— Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Book Reviews, January 2005
"The treatment approach is clearly stated....If you want to know about cognitive therapy as applied to personality disorders, this is the book to read....I really enjoyed this book because it contains the ABC's of cognitive therapy. The case examples are poignant and you can see how cognitive therapy principles are applied with each patient. Many of the authors are household names in the field, prominent experts who know what they are talking about. ****"--Doody's Review Service (on the second edition)
— Doody's Review Service, April 2014
About the Editors:
Aaron T. Beck, MD, is University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, President Emeritus of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and the founder of cognitive therapy. Dr. Beck is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award, the American Psychological Association (APA) Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Psychiatric Association Distinguished Service Award, the Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Award for Research in Neuropsychiatry, and the Institute of Medicine's Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health and Gustav O. Lienhard Award. He has worked extensively with personality disorders and has been an investigator on two studies using cognitive therapy with borderline personality disorder.
Denise D. Davis, PhD, is Assistant Director of Clinical Training in Psychology at Vanderbilt University. She is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) and a Fellow of the APA, and is certified by the ACT as a trainer, speaker and consultant for cognitive therapy. Dr. Davis was the founding Associate Editor of the journal Cognitive and Behavioral Practice prior to serving the first full term as that journal’s Editor. Her research and clinical interests include ethics, psychotherapy termination, and cognitive therapy of personality disorders.
Arthur Freeman has a bio, but we didn't print it here. We're not so comfortable hearing presenters at workshops tell people to buy his books from amazon. there.