Handbook of Personality Disorders, Second Edition: Theory, Research, and Treatment


The leading reference on personality disorders and their treatment, this authoritative work is now significantly revised with 80% new content reflecting important advances in the field. Preeminent experts provide in-depth coverage of conceptual and taxonomic issues, psychopathology, epidemiology and longitudinal course, etiology and development, and specific diagnoses. Diagnostic issues are explored and available assessment instruments discussed. All available evidence-based treatments are reviewed in consistently organized chapters that cover theoretical and empirical foundations as well as clinical strategies, facilitating comparison of the various approaches.

New to This Edition
*Incorporates more than 15 years of major research advances; includes 21 chapters on new topics.
*Critically examines DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.
*Chapters on additional treatments–mentalization-based treatment, schema-focused therapy, transference-based psychotherapy, and systems training for emotional predictability and problem solving.
*Chapters on dimensional models, longitudinal studies, and personality pathology in children and adolescents.
*Chapters on specific diagnoses: antisocial/psychopathic, borderline, and obsessive–compulsive personality disorder.
*Integrative section introductions by the editors.

See also Integrated Treatment for Personality Disorder, edited by W. John Livesley, Giancarlo Dimaggio, and John F. Clarkin, which weaves multiple well-established intervention strategies into a systematic modular approach.

About the Author

W. John Livesley, MD, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, Canada. His research focuses on the structure, classification, and origins of personality disorder, and on constructing an integrated framework for describing and conceptualizing personality pathology. His clinical interests are directed toward developing a unified approach to treatment. Dr. Livesley is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is a past editor of the Journal of Personality Disorders.

Roseann Larstone, PhD, is Research Associate in the Northern Medical Program at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada. She holds an adjunct appointment in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Her research has focused on personality and psychopathology, adolescent social–emotional development, and adolescent mental health. Dr. Larstone is currently involved in community-based research and program evaluation in the area of health promotion for mental health service recipients. She is a past assistant editor and current editorial board member of the Journal of Personality Disorders.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ The Guilford Press; Second edition (March 30, 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Page ‏ : ‎ 712 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1462533116
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1462533114

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