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Description - 101 Defenses by Jerome S. Blackman

In this book, Blackman catalogs 101defenses with descriptions practical for use in everyday assessment and treatment of patients. Defenses are mental operations that restore or maintain psychic equilibrium when people feel that they cannot manage emotions that stem form conflict; they remove componenets of unpleasant emotions from conscious awareness. In this book, an overview of defenses covering detection and interpretation preceded each entry, all of which are organized in developmental sequence. An original source reference is included with each definition. Short commentaries that follow each entry discuss general concepts about defenses, how they are used in diagnosis of psychopathology, dynamic techniques for the therapist, differential diagnosis and treatment choice, supportive therapy techniques, and defenses in the assessment of suicide risk. Jerome S. Blackman, MD, PC, 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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415946957
ISBN-10: 0415946956
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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