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Description - Disorders of the Self by Marshall L. Silverstein

In this thought-provoking book, Marshall L. Silverstein applies a self psychological viewpoint, as formulated and broadened by Kohut, to understanding the personality disorders designated on Axis II of the DSM-IV. He recasts the disorders as disorders of the self, grouping them into one of three patterns: those that center on combating devitalization, forestalling fragmentation, or seeking alternative pathways to a cohesive self. For each group, he outlines the descriptive psychopathology and main theoretical viewpoints and then presents a self psychological reformulation of how the behavior and symptom patterns represent deficits in self-cohesion. The author's aim is to demonstrate how psychoanalytic self psychology, as originally developed by Heinz Kohut and further elaborated by colleagues, can explain personality disorders. He addresses both theoretical and clinical aspects of what are characterized as disturbances of the self.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781591474302
ISBN-10: 1591474302
Format: Hardback
Pages: 320
Imprint: American Psychological Association
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Marshall L. Silverstein

Silverstein - Long Island University

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