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15 Nov 2008 184310640X 978-1843106401
"A Personality Disorder Reader" offers a comprehensive and accessible collection of papers that will be practically useful to practitioners working in secure and non-secure settings with patients who have personality disorders.This book brings together fourteen classic papers, which address the impact that working with personality disorder patients can have on staff. It also offers theoretical explanations for personality disorder, and explores other issues such as the concept of boundaries in clinical practice, psychiatric staff as attachment figures and the relationship between severity of personality disorder and childhood experiences. Each paper is introduced with contextual material, and is followed by a series of questions that are intended to be used as educational exercises. This book will be essential reading for clinical and forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, community psychiatric nurses, social workers and students.

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  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd (15 Nov 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184310640X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843106401
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 297,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Gwen Adshead is a consultant forensic psychiatrist, forensic psychotherapist, forensic researcher and psychiatrist specialising in trauma.

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This collection of psychotherapy papers (classic and lesser known) is an extremely useful starting point for any mental health professional working with individuals with personality disorder. Many of the papers cover clinical material which will be familiar to those experienced in the field, as well as being a focus to provoke thought and discussion in clinical teams at the coal face of everyday psychiatric work.
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