Personality Disorder

The Definitive Reader

Caroline Jacob,

Personality Disorder: The Definitive Reader
 
 

Personality Disorder 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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