This is another classic book in the Beckian' style--scholarly and eminently readable, a superb and much needed treatment guide. Breaking new ground again in this unusually challenging work, Beck, Freeman and their associates have produced an exceptionally useful handbook, not only for those who follow in the cognitive-behavioral tradition, but for all therapists who seek to enrich their insights and methodologies for working with the personality disorders.It is of no small import that the text is a pleasure to read. Clear both in thought and language, it is entirely free of the jargon and obscurities that litter this field. In a matter of particular relevance to my own work, I was especially pleased with the chapter on the avoidant personality; it is the first detailed and sensitively drawn examination of therapeutic issues with this highly troubled group of patients. All in all, the Beck-Freeman volume is a major milestone in the progress of therapy for this large class of difficult-to-treat disorders.'--Theodore Millon, Ph.D., University of Miami and Harvard Medical School
About the Author
Aaron T. Beck, MD, is the founder of cognitive therapy, University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, and President Emeritus of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Beck is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award, the American Psychological Association (APA) Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Psychiatric Association Distinguished Service Award, the Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Award for Research in Neuropsychiatry, and the Institute of Medicine's Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health and Gustav O. Lienhard Award.