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The Personality Disorders Through the Lens of Attachment Theory and the Neurobiologic Development of the Self: A Clinical Integration [Hardcover]

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The culmination of 40 years of research into the personality disorders, this book documents the breakthrough integration that has brought Dr.Masterson's theory into its fullest possible dimension. Initially descriptive, it evolved into a developmental theory, then into a developmental object relations theory, and, finally, into a developmental self and object relations theory. Now, with the recent emergence of attachment theory and the theory of the neurobiologic development of the self, the picture is complete and a clear and comprehensive statement to depict the origin and development of the personality disorders has taken shape. Dr. Masterson and his fine team of coauthors have assembled a rich and comprehensive volume that features discussions of transference and countertransference, consciousness, mother-infant attachment, the psychotherapy of trauma, and therapeutic neutrality under challenge, among many other important topics. The members of the team are Margot T. Beattie, Barbara L. Short, Donald D. Roberts, Ken Seider, Steven K. Reed, Joseph Farley, Jerry S. Katz, and Judith Pearson.

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Pages   243
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.3" Width: 6" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 10, 2006
Publisher   Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc.
ISBN  1932462341  
ISBN13  9781932462340  

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Latest Masterson's work  Sep 6, 2007
This book unravels exactly what the title sets out to do. It is an investigative discourse into the fundamendal developmental phase of the Mother-child dyad. It gives biological evidence as to the importance of Neural networks being established "through the lens of ATTACHENT THEORY" The work rests a lot on Bowlby's earlier work - but takes the empirical evidence of bonding/or lack thereof and it's neurobiological function in the psychological growth of 'THE SELF'. It offers a very convincing argument to the existence of Neural deficits in various PERSONALITY DISORDERS. Excellent!
Best Explanation on Disorders of the Self  Dec 29, 2006
Dr. Masterson's object relations theory and theory on disorders of the self offers answers to the pathology of personality. His in-depth description of the origin of disorders of the self gives the reader an excellent explanation as well as an extraordinary upgrade on integrating the dynamic of individuals facing the challenge of emotional dysregulation, attachment, individuation and interpersonal dysfunction by incorporating neurobiology, developmental and object relations theories. This book is a well-crafted text containing chapters written by faculty trained by him that will help the reader understand the origins of psychological and emotional suffering leading to a pathway of improvement of disorders of the self. A definite collector's book.
The Neurobiology of Attachment !!  Aug 21, 2006
Dr. Masterson does it again, this time by offering a "cutting edge" new clinical paradigm in which personality disorders and their fluctuating mood states are best understood through the lens of their difficulty with attachment. This indeed provides an alternative to a profession that has gone pharmacologically mad without appropriate clinical and theoretical understanding of human behavior.
Sure to be a Classic  Jan 19, 2006
This book represents a synthesis of decades of research and clinical experience treating persons with disorders of the self. Here a true Elder Analyst reviews the work of his life and gives an excellent perspective of the field. The book integrates current research from the field of Attachment Theory and Neurobiology with a Developmental, Self, and Object Relations Theory. The book goes beyond theory to present practical clinical tools for treatment of the persons with Narcissistic, Borderline, and Schizoid Personality Disorders: a population once thought to be untreatable.

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