Aaron T. Beck MD, Denise D. Davis PhD, Arthur Freeman EdD's Cognitive therapy of personality disorders PDF

By Aaron T. Beck MD, Denise D. Davis PhD, Arthur Freeman EdD

This landmark paintings used to be the 1st to provide a cognitive framework for realizing and treating character issues. Now Aaron T. Beck and his special group of coauthors current an largely rewritten and up to date moment version, integrating over a decade's worthy of large advances in idea and perform. half I lays out the conceptual, empirical, and scientific foundations of potent paintings with this hugely tough inhabitants. Cognitive points of Axis II problems are reviewed and normal remedy rules delineated, with new chapters overlaying overview strategies and concerns within the healing courting. half II info the method of cognitive-behavioral treatment for every of the categorical issues. Restructured to persist with a constant layout, chapters assessment the present medical literature; advisor the therapist via analysis and case conceptualization; and reveal the nuts and bolts of cognitive intervention. Richly illustrated with increased case fabric, the second one version additionally features a wealth of latest details on healing impasses and the way to beat them.

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1. The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment with Personality Disorders Personality disorder Antisocial Avoidant Borderline Dependent Histrionic Narcissistic Obsessive–compulsive Paranoid Passive–aggressive Schizoid Schizotypal Uncontrolled clinical reports + + ± + + + + + + + Single-case design studies – + – + Studies of effects of personality disorders on treatment outcome Controlled outcome studies + ± + + – a ± ± + – + + Note. +, Cognitive-behavioral interventions found to be effective; –, cognitive-behavioral interventions a found not effective; ±, mixed findings.

Ask him if he loves me”); and those in the control system that govern anticipations and consequently facilitate or inhibit action (Beck, 1976). The control or regulatory system plays a crucial—and often unrecognized—role in personality disorder and consequently deserves further elaboration. The control functions can be divided into those concerned with self-regulation—that is, innerdirected—and those involved with relating to the external, primarily social, environment. The self-directed regulatory processes of particular relevance to the personality disorders are concerned with the way people Theory of Personality Disorders 31 communicate with themselves.

This exposition focuses initially on how personality processes are formed and operate in the service of adaptation. Before presenting a synopsis of our theory of personality disorder, we review our concepts of personality and then relate them to the disorders. We start the discourse with a speculative explanation of how the prototypes of our personality patterns could be derived from our phylogenetic heritage. Those genetically determined “strategies” that facilitated survival and reproduction would presumably be favored by natural selection.

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