Psychoanalytic Diagnosis Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process

ISBN-10: 0898621992
ISBN-13: 9780898621990
Edition: 1994
Authors: Nancy McWilliams
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List price: $56.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 4/15/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 398
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Nancy McWilliams, PhD, teaches psychoanalytic theory and therapy at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers--The State University of New Jersey. A senior analyst with the Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey and the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, she has a private practice in psychodynamic therapy and supervision in Flemington, New Jersey. Her previous book,Psychoanalytic Diagnosishas become a standard text in many training programs for psychoanalysts, both in the United States and abroad. She has also authored articles and book chapters on personality, psychotherapy, psychodiagnosis, sexuality, feminism, and contemporary psychopathologies.

A Comment on Terminology
A Comment on Tone
Conceptual Issues
Why Diagnose?
Psychoanalytic Character Diagnosis
Developmental Levels of Personality Organization
Clinical Implications of Developmental Levels of Organization
Primary (Primitive) Defensive Processes
Secondary (Higher-Order)
Types of Character Organization
Psychopathic (Antisocial) Personalities
Narcissistic Personalities
Schizoid Personalities
Paranoid Personalities
Depressive and Manic Personalities
Masochistic (Self-Defeating)
Obsessive and Compulsive Personalities
Hysterical (Histrionic) Personalities
Dissociative Personalities
Appendix: Suggested Diagnostic Interview Format
Author Index
Subject Index

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