Psychodynamic Models of Personality Disorders

Peter Fonagy and Patrick Luyten

in The Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199735013
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Psychodynamic Models of Personality Disorders

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This chapter provides an overview of psychodynamic approaches to personality pathology and their core assumptions, and it reviews empirical research supporting these approaches. It also includes a review of contemporary psychodynamic approaches to classification, diagnosis, and treatment of personality disorders. Finally, a summary of findings concerning the effectiveness of psychodynamic treatments for personality disorder is provided.

Keywords: psychodynamic; psychoanalytic; object relations; transference

Article.  20622 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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