Psychoanalytic Diagnosis Second Edition

This acclaimed clinical guide and widely adopted text has filled a key need in the field since its original publication.

Author: Nancy McWilliams

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462543693

Category: Medical

Page: 426

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This acclaimed clinical guide and widely adopted text has filled a key need in the field since its original publication. Nancy McWilliams makes psychoanalytic personality theory and its implications for practice accessible to practitioners of all levels of experience. She explains major character types and demonstrates specific ways that understanding the patient's individual personality structure can influence the therapist's focus and style of intervention. Guidelines are provided for developing a systematic yet flexible diagnostic formulation and using it to inform treatment. Highly readable, the book features a wealth of illustrative clinical examples. New to This Edition *Reflects the ongoing development of the author's approach over nearly two decades. *Incorporates important advances in attachment theory, neuroscience, and the study of trauma. *Coverage of the contemporary relational movement in psychoanalysis. Winner--Canadian Psychological Association's Goethe Award for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Scholarship

Psychoanalytic Diagnosis

This is the first text to come along in many years that makes psychoanalytic personality theory and its implications for practice accessible to beginning practitioners.

Author: Nancy McWilliams

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9780898621990

Category: Psychology

Page: 398

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This is the first text to come along in many years that makes psychoanalytic personality theory and its implications for practice accessible to beginning practitioners. The last book of its kind, which was published more than 20 years ago, predated the development of such significant concepts as borderline syndromes, narcissistic pathology, dissociative disorders and self-defeating personality. Contemporary students often react with bewilderment to the language of pioneering analysts like Reich and Fenichel and, since 1980, the various volumes of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) have reflected an empirical-descriptive orientation that deliberately eschews psychodynamic assumptions. Consequently, today's therapist in training may have little exposure to the rich clinical and theoretical history behind each disorder mentioned in DSM; to psychoanalytic expertise with widely recognized character patterns not mentioned in DSM, such as depressive and hypomanic psychologies, high-functioning schizoid personalities, and hysterical personalities; or to a comprehensive, theoretically sophisticated rationale that links assessment to treatment. Filling the need for a text that clearly lays out the conceptual heritage that psychoanalytic practitioners take for granted, this important new volume explicates the major clinically important character types and suggests how an appreciation of the patients' individual personality structure should influence the therapist's focus and style of intervention. Dispensing with the dense jargon that often discourages people from learning, Nancy McWilliams writes in a lucid, personal manner that demystifies psychodynamic theory and practice. Innumerable clinical vignettes are presented with humor, candor, and compassion, bringing abstract concepts to life. Comprehensive in scope, Psychoanalytic Diagnosis will be valued by seasoned clinicians and students alike. Psychodynamically oriented readers will find it an excellent introduction to psychoanalytic diagnostic thinking. For those identified with other approaches, it will foster psychoanalytic literacy, providing them with the capacity to better understand the approaches of their analytically oriented colleagues.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Building on the enormous popularity of her two previous texts on diagnosis and case formulation, this important work from Nancy McWilliams completes the trilogy by addressing in detail the art and science of psychodynamic treatment.

Author: Nancy McWilliams

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593850098

Category: Psychology

Page: 353

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Building on the enormous popularity of her two previous texts on diagnosis and case formulation, this important work from Nancy McWilliams completes the trilogy by addressing in detail the art and science of psychodynamic treatment. McWilliams distills the essential principles of clinical practice, including effective listening and talking; transference and countertransference; emotional safety; and an empathic, attuned attitude toward the patient. The author describes the values, assumptions, and clinical and research findings that guide the psychoanalytic enterprise, and shows how to integrate elements of other theoretical perspectives when necessary. She also discusses the phases of treatment and covers such neglected topics as educating the client about the therapeutic process, handling complex challenges to boundaries, and attending to self-care. Presenting complex clinical information in personal, nontechnical language enriched by in-depth clinical vignettes, this is an essential psychoanalytic work and training text for therapists.

Psychoanalytic Case Formulation

From the author of the landmark Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, this book takes clinicians step-by- step through developing an understanding of each client's unique psychology and using this information to guide and inform treatment decisions.

Author: Nancy McWilliams

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606235850

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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What kinds of questions do experienced therapists ask themselves when facing a new client? How can clinical expertise be taught? From the author of the landmark Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, this book takes clinicians step-by- step through developing an understanding of each client's unique psychology and using this information to guide and inform treatment decisions. McWilliams shows that while seasoned practitioners rely upon established diagnostic categories for record-keeping and insurance purposes, their actual clinical concepts and practices reflect more inferential, subjective, and intuitive processes. Interweaving illustrative case examples with theoretical insights and clinically significant research, chapters cover assessment of client temperament, developmental issues, defenses, affects, identifications, relational patterns, self-esteem needs, and pathogenic beliefs. Winner--Gradiva Award, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis


Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis OPD 2

Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis (OPD) is a form of multiaxial diagnostic and classification system based on psychodynamic principles, analogous to those based on other principles such as DSM-IV and ICD-10.

Author: OPD Task Force

Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing

ISBN: 1616763531

Category: Psychology

Page: 431

View: 718

Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis (OPD) is a form of multiaxial diagnostic and classification system based on psychodynamic principles, analogous to those based on other principles such as DSM-IV and ICD-10. The OPD is based on five axes: I = experience of illness and prerequisites for treatment, II = interpersonal relations, III = conflict, IV = structure, and V = mental and psychosomatic disorders (in line with Chapter V (F) of the ICD-10). After an initial interview lasting 1–2 hours, the clinician (or researcher) can evaluate the patient’s psychodynamics according to these axes and enter them in the checklists and evaluation forms provided. The new version, OPD-2, has been developed from a purely diagnostic system to include a set of tools and procedures for treatment planning and for measuring change, as well as for determining the appropriate main focuses of treatment and developing appropriate treatment strategies.

The Psychoanalytic Review

For the more disturbed patient , descriptive diagnosis of his developmental failure
dictates technical procedures which vary in some degree from classical
psychoanalysis . Psychoanalytic diagnostic considerations in the light of
presentday ...

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Publisher:

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Category: Psychoanalysis

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Contemporary theory and practice of psychoanalysis.

Freud and the Institution of Psychoanalytic Knowledge

ter of rhetoric : Freud's public explication of psychoanalysis in the ... to diagnosis and in their attitudes to the consequences of diagnostic error .

Author: Sarah Winter

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804733069

Category: Psychology

Page: 385

View: 514

Combining approaches from literary studies and historical sociology, this book provides a groundbreaking cultural history of the strategies Freud employed in his writings and career to orchestrate public recognition of psychoanalysis and to shape its institutional identity.

Psychoanalytic Supervision

"In Chapter 1, I discuss the goals and processes involved in psychoanalytic supervision, framing it as an intimate kind of education.

Author: Nancy McWilliams

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462547990

Category: Medical

Page: 238

View: 472

"In Chapter 1, I discuss the goals and processes involved in psychoanalytic supervision, framing it as an intimate kind of education. Chapter 2 covers the history of psychoanalytic supervision, from Freud's ideas through contemporary relational work on the supervisory alliance. Chapter 3 is an explication of what constitutes progress in psychodynamic therapy. Chapter 4 goes into individual supervision in some depth, including the supervisory contract, the formulation of realistic treatment goals, and the promotion of frankness in the supervisory dyad. In Chapter 5, I explore group supervision and consultation, including considerable material about my own work within this model. Chapter 6 offers certain orienting premises, including what patients have the right to know, and then explores ethical dilemmas involving the best interests of the client and the community, respectively. In Chapter 7, I review both the satisfactions and unique challenges of that work. Chapter 8 generalizes about certain psychological tendencies that can characterize either party in the supervisory relationship. Chapter 9 tells supervisees about how to get the most out of their experiences of clinical training"--

Psychoanalytic Diagnosis

An important part of psychological diagnosis involves determining the patient's level of personality functioning.

Author: Gyrid Lyon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Personality assessment

Page: 78

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An important part of psychological diagnosis involves determining the patient's level of personality functioning. In part, psychoanalytic clinicians accomplish this by making a judgment about the maturity of the patient's personality organization. This occurs across a three-level continuum ranging from neurotic (least severe) to borderline to psychotic (most severe). The current study sought to determine whether a computer-based lexical analysis of patient Rorschach free-association responses could predict maturity of personality organization. Specifically, would the frequencies of words associated with the psychoanalytic constructs of primary process mentation and ego boundary disturbance differ according to level of personality organization? An archival lexical analysis was conducted using two computerized word dictionaries that operationalize the psychoanalytic constructs of primary and secondary process mentation and ego boundary integrity. I hypothesized that language indicating increased levels of primary process mentation and ego boundary disturbance would coincide with more severe personality pathology. However, results showed no differences in primary versus secondary process or ego boundary integrity among participants with differing levels of personality organization. I discuss the implications of these findings and offer future directions for research.

Current Diagnosis Treatment in Psychiatry

A comparison of medical and psychodynamic interviews . Medical Interviews
Symptoms and signs are focused on immediately : Patients typically report
directly and fully . Diagnosis precedes treatment : Diagnosis is preliminary to
treatment ...

Author: Michael H. Ebert

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 640

View: 366

A convenient, up-to-date, time-saving reference for the diagnosis, psychopharmacologic treatment, and psychotherapeutic management of the full range of psychiatric disorders. Includes a highly useful separate section devoted to psychiatric disorders occurring in infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Extensive Index and detailed Table of Contents afford easy access to material.

Psychoanalytic Terms and Concepts

A new language for psychoanalytic diagnosis. journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 50, 429456. Shedler, J., and Westen, D. (1998).

Author: Elizabeth L. Auchincloss

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300109865

Category: Psychology

Page: 341

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This is the first revised, expanded, and updated edition of Psychoanalytic Terms and Concepts since its third edition in 1990. It presents a scholarly exposition of English-language psychoanalytic terms and concepts, including those from all contemporary schools of theory and practice. Each entry starts with a brief definition that is followed by an explanation of the significance of the term/concept for psychoanalysis, its historical development, and the present-day controversies about best usage.

Berlin Psychoanalytic

Psychoanalysis and Culture in Weimar Republic Germany and Beyond Veronika ... Groddeck argued that, while a psychoanalytic diagnosis could render a medical ...

Author: Veronika Fuechtner

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520950380

Category: History

Page: 256

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One hundred years after the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute was established, this book recovers the cultural and intellectual history connected to this vibrant organization and places it alongside the London Bloomsbury group, the Paris Surrealist circle, and the Viennese fin-de-siècle as a crucial chapter in the history of modernism. Taking us from World War I Berlin to the Third Reich and beyond to 1940s Palestine and 1950s New York—and to the influential work of the Frankfurt School—Veronika Fuechtner traces the network of artists and psychoanalysts that began in Germany and continued in exile. Connecting movements, forms, and themes such as Dada, multi-perspectivity, and the urban experience with the theory and practice of psychoanalysis, she illuminates themes distinctive to the Berlin psychoanalytic context such as war trauma, masculinity and femininity, race and anti-Semitism, and the cultural avant-garde. In particular, she explores the lives and works of Alfred Döblin, Max Eitingon, Georg Groddeck, Karen Horney, Richard Huelsenbeck, Count Hermann von Keyserling, Ernst Simmel, and Arnold Zweig.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

The decision about indication or contra-indication for therapy depends on two aspects: the diagnosis (symptomatically and structurally) and the patient.

Author: Matthias Elzer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429903766

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 494

This book provides a complete and fundamental overview, from a psychoanalytical point of view, on theoretical and clinical aspects of psychodynamic or psychoanalytic psychotherapy. It includes the theory of the human mind, psychic development, psychic conflicts, trauma, and dreams.

Interview and Indicators in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

The purpose of the diagnostic interview can be neatly described by the ... the psychoanalytic diagnosis “highlights the distinguishing features which ...

Author: Antonio Perez-Sanchez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042991511X

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 299

The book deals with initial interviews in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, suggesting the idea of special "indicators". These indicators relate to three main areas. Firstly, psychoanalytical understanding of initial interviews to evaluate the patient's suitability for a psychoanalytically based treatment, discussing the dynamics, aims and technique of the interview. Three areas to be explored in the interview are considered: psychopathological data; biographical data, and data arising from the interaction of the patient with the therapist in the interview itself. Secondly, part of the book is devoted to the definition and description of what the author calls "indicators" for the therapist to build a personality profile showing suitability for psychoanalytic treatment. The main theoretical bases of the book are Freud, Klein and Bion. A third part deals with the controversial issue of the differentiation between psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The specificity of psychoanalysis is defined in comparison with psychotherapy. A specific psychoanalytic method and setting may be created as well as a specific psychotherapeutic method and setting.

Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis OPD 2

Manual of Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Opd Task Force, Matthias von der
Tann. relations" ... The system of the Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis (
OPD) has become very successful not only in German-speaking countries.

Author: OPD Task Force

Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber Pub

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 407

View: 472

OPD-2 is a new edition of the multiaxial diagnostic system for psychodynamically oriented therapists and psychiatrists, now with practical tools and procedures for treatment planning and for measuring change.Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis (OPD) is a form of multiaxial diagnostic and classification system based on psychodynamic principles, analogous to those based on other principles such as DSM-IV and ICD-10. The OPD is based on five axes: I - experience of illness and prerequisites for treatment, II - interpersonal relations, III - conflict, IV - structure, and V - mental and psychosomatic disorders (in line with Chapter V (F) of the ICD-10). After an initial interview lasting 1-2 hours, the clinician (or researcher) can evaluate the patient's psychodynamics according to these axes and enter them in the checklists and evaluation forms provided. The new version, OPD-2, has been developed from a purely diagnostic system to include a set of tools and procedures for treatment planning and for measuring change, as well as for determining the appropriate main focuses of treatment and developing appropriate treatment strategies.

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Rorschach

Instead, he uses the concept of the “cohesive self” as the guiding principle for the differential diagnosis. The instability, or propensity for regression, ...

Author: Paul M. Lerner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113582892X

Category: Psychology

Page: 510

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Few books illuminate a domain of clinical inquiry as superbly as Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Rorschach. Paul Lerner has written a comprehensive text that offers a richly detailed, multidimensional vision of the Rorschach as the ideal medium for operationalizing, testing, and in some instances transforming contemporary clinical theory. For psychoanalytic therapists, the book provides a fascinating overview of how the coevolution of psychoanalytic theory and Rorschach technique has created new possibilities for conceptual integration. Lerner explores recent advances in our ability to operationalize such clinical concepts as splitting, dissociation, and false-self organization. He then reviews how these advances have been applied to research into psychic organization across different diagnostic categories, including anorexia and bulimia, aggressive and psychopathic personality, and schizotypal disorders. Finally, Lerner shows how the resulting data offer a unique vantage point from which to clarify such critical topics as developmental object relations and the structure of primitive experience. Rorschach scholars will appreciate Lerner's informed discussions of theorists as diverse as Rapaport and Schachtel, Exner and Mayman, Schafer and Leichtman. Rorschach students, for their part, will find the book an unusually lucid introduction to test administration, scoring, interpretation, and report writing. Even here, however, Lerner's breadth and originality are apparent, for his exposition of these testing fundamentals incorporates fresh discussions of the nature of the Rorschach test, the impact of the patient-examiner relationship, and the value of the test in treatment planning. Timely, definitive, and uniquely integrative, Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Rorschach will be valued by students, clinicians, and researchers well into the next century.

Psychoanalytic and Historical Perspectives on the Leadership of Donald Trump

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edn, Washington, DC: APA. Bauder, D. (2018). ... Psychoanalytic Diagnosis.

Author: Michael Maccoby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000061116

Category: Psychology

Page: 180

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What is Donald Trump’s personality? Is he mentally ill? What in American culture and history enabled him to become president? How does his personality shape his policies and leadership? In this fascinating and highly relevant new book, these questions are answered by a selection of expert contributors, including psychoanalysts, historians, and a sociologist. Narcissism is defined and applied to Donald Trump, his personal history and style of leadership, and the relationship between Trump and his base is explored as a symptom of his needs and the needs of his followers. U.S. culture and U.S. politics are put under the lens, as chapters draw on contemporary academic and journalistic analysis, continuing discussions around gaslighting, demagoguery, and fascism in terms of their validity in application to Trump. Psychoanalytic and Historical Perspectives on the Leadership of Donald Trump refutes many of the mental health experts who label Trump as suffering from a narcissistic personality disorder and makes the case that Trump’s personality combines a marketing and narcissistic orientation that determines his behavior and policies. The authors also assert that to understand Trump’s rise and his followers, it is valuable to combine psychoanalytic, historical, and sociological perspectives. This book will therefore be of great interest to academics in those fields and all those with an interest in contemporary American politics.

Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual Second Edition

Now completely revised (over 90% new), this is the authoritative diagnostic manual grounded in psychodynamic clinical models and theories.

Author: Vittorio Lingiardi

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462530540

Category: Psychology

Page: 1078

View: 947

Now completely revised (over 90% new), this is the authoritative diagnostic manual grounded in psychodynamic clinical models and theories. Explicitly oriented toward case formulation and treatment planning, PDM-2 offers practitioners an empirically based, clinically useful alternative or supplement to DSM and ICD categorical diagnoses. Leading international authorities systematically address personality functioning and psychological problems of infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age, including clear conceptualizations and illustrative case examples. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can find additional case illustrations and download and print five reproducible PDM-derived rating scales in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition *Significant revisions to all chapters, reflecting a decade of clinical, empirical, and methodological advances. *Chapter with extended case illustrations, including complete PDM profiles. *Separate section on older adults (the first classification system with a geriatric section). *Extensive treatment of psychotic conditions and the psychotic level of personality organization. *Greater attention to issues of culture and diversity, and to both the clinician's and patient's subjectivity. *Chapter on recommended assessment instruments, plus reproducible/downloadable diagnostic tools. *In-depth comparisons to DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM throughout. Sponsoring associations include the International Psychoanalytical Association, Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, and five other organizations.

Psychosis Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry in Postwar USA

The discussion of Kernberg's suggested diagnostic system and his development of the psychoanalytic interview as a diagnostic technique (Wallerstein 1986) ...

Author: Orna Ophir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317584880

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

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Covering the last four decades of the 20th century, this book explores the unwritten history of the struggles between psychoanalysis and psychiatry in postwar USA, inaugurated by the neosomatic revolution, which had profound consequences for the treatment of psychotic patients. Analyzing and synthesizing major developments in this critical and clinical field, Orna Ophir discusses how leading theories redefined what schizophrenia is and how to treat it, offering a fresh interpretation of the nature and challenges of the psychoanalytic profession. The book also considers the internal dynamics and conflicts within mental health organizations, their theoretical paradigms and therapeutic practices. Opening a timely debate, considering both the continuing relevance and the inherent limitations of the psychoanalytic approach, the book demonstrates how psychoanalysts reinterpreted their professional identity by formalizing and disseminating knowledge among their fellow practitioners, while negotiating with neighboring professions in the medical fields, such as psychiatry, pharmacology and the burgeoning neurosciences. Chapters explore the ways in which psychoanalysts constructed – and also transgressed upon – the boundaries of their professional identity and practice as they sought to understand schizophrenia and treat its patients. The book argues that among the many relationships psychoanalysis sustained with psychiatry, some weakened their own social role as service providers, while others made the theory and practice of psychoanalysis a viable contender in the jurisdictional struggles between professions. Psychosis, Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry in Postwar USA will appeal to researchers, academics, graduate students and advanced undergraduates who are interested in the history of psychoanalysis, psychiatry, the medical humanities and the history of science and ideas. It will also be of interest to clinicians, health care professionals and other practitioners.