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Author Rasmussen, Paul R.

Title Personality-guided cognitive-behavioral therapy
Published Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2005
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Description 1 online resource ( xi, 355pages)
Series Personality-guided psychology
Personality-guided psychology.
Summary "The current volume emphasizes the adaptive value or purpose of the emotional experiences defining the clinical conditions. Thus, the clinical condition, rather than being the problem, is the logical outcome of the individual's personality attributes given situational demands. The specific goal of this volume is to present the value of a theoretical model that emphasizes clinical conditions in relation to their evolutionary adaptiveness as reflected in clients' personalities. This model will be helpful for students learning to conceptualize clinical cases and to practitioners devising treatment strategies. The model should (a) enhance practitioners' understanding of clients and the contributions of clients to their own clinical conditions, (b) improve selection of appropriate interventions, and (c) optimize therapeutic benefit in minimal treatment time." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes references and indices
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Cognitive therapy.
Personality disorders.
Personality assessment.
Personality -- Classification.
Typology (Psychology)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Personality Disorders.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 159147230X (electronic bk.)