How the Mind Shields Itself
By (author) Jerome S. Blackman
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101 Defenses by Jerome S. Blackman
Book DescriptionDefenses are mental operations that restore or maintain psychic equilibrium when people feel that they cannot manage emotions that stem from conflict; they remove components of unpleasant emotions from conscious awareness. For example, using sex, food, or hostility to relieve tension - that's a defense - catalogued here as entry number 68: Impulsivity. Screaming at someone can be a defense. Playing golf can be a defense. So can saving money. Or at least all of these activities may involve defenses. In this book, Blackman catalogs 101 defenses - the most ever compiled - with descriptions practical for use in everyday assessment and treatment of psychopathology. He explains how to detect and interpret a defense and offers supportive therapy techniques. The many practical tips interspersed throughout this text make it an excellent reference tool for students and experienced clinicians, while the user-friendly features allow all readers to experience how psychological defenses operate in everyday life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415946957
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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101 Defenses, Hardback (January 2004)» View all books by Jerome S. Blackman
In this volume, Jerome S. Blackman catalogues 101 defences with descriptions practical for use in the everyday assessment and treatment of psychopathology. He explains how to detect and interpret a defence and offers supportive therapy techniques.
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Author Biography - Jerome S. Blackman
Jerome S. Blackman, M.D., is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Eastern Virginia Medical School and a training civilian supervisor and consultant to the faculty at the Naval Medical Center Department of Psychiatry in Portsmouth, Virginia.
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