The Clinician's Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders was written for clinical professionals to increase therapeutic efficacy through the examination of each personality disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM ). This guide covers general personality disorders and manifestation, neurological components, a developmental psychology approach to understanding how personality disorders develop and why they do not in some people. Each chapter on the individual personality disorders includes up-to-date information on etiology, prevalence, diagnosis from various sources above and beyond the DSM, case examples, and more.
The guide also includes proposed changes to be included in the DSM-5 and where the field of personality disorders is headed. The goal: To reduce maladaptive patterns, avoid treatment blocks, and reach greater stability and overall functioning for the client.
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About the Author:
Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D. has been treating and specializing in the treatment and assessment of individuals with personality disorders for the last 13 years in the state and federal prison system, universities, and in private practice. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas and has published several articles on personality, ethics, and neurofeedback. His specialty areas include personality disorders, ethics, and emotional intelligence. Dr. Fox has been teaching and supervising students for the last 12 years at various universities across the country, some of which include West Virginia University, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, Sam Houston State University, and Florida State University. He is a staff psychologist at the Federal Detention Center in Houston, Texas, as well as maintaining a private practice that specializes in working with difficult clients. Dr. Fox has given numerous workshops and seminars on ethics and personality disorders, personality disorders and crime, emotional intelligence, and managing mental health within the prison system, and others.
Praise for The Clinician's Guide:
"An exceptionally well thought-out and artful conceptualization of working with personality disordered clients. A great source material for the novice and seasoned clinician who is seeking practical knowledge and tools in treating personality disorders."
~Kevin Jacques Siffert, Ph.D.
"Daniel Fox has written an essential, masterful therapist manual on Personality Disordered individuals. This manual provides the therapist a well organized resource for conceptualizing the client, and explaining personality disorders to family members in an open, authoritative and helpful way."
~Sharon M. Freeman Clevenger, Ph.D.