Personality Pathology: Developmental Perspectives

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Personality pathology is rooted in early development and affects a wide range of affects, behaviors and cognitive processes.

Every year thousands of articles about the etiology of personality pathology are published in various professional or scientific reviews. There is a growing distance between the generalist's practice and increasingly precise scientific knowledge. Since no one can read everything, it therefore behooves the professional to ask the following questions: Is the most recent better than what came before? Is the measurable and demonstrable necessarily clinically interesting? Must what interests the clinician be measured and proved? While theory and clinical research are becoming increasingly precise, innumerable socio-economic forces are pressing for a simplification in clinical practice.

The generalist today finds himself torn between two opposing forces. He seeks to practice from a secure base and to keep his knowledge up to date, while being aware that this in turn will give rise to an increasingly varied clinical practice, in which he deals with serious pathologies as well as working with patients requesting help in more ordinary situations.

Whatever the profile of his practice, the generalist has to be able to work with personality disorders and understand how they arise, enabling him to make informed clinical decisions. Personality Pathology is designed to be of use to the generalist in his daily practice. The integrative structure on which this work is based is Relational Psychotherapy / Object Relational Gestalt-therapy. It is written for all psychotherapists interested in finding out about developmental issues.

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Gilles Delisle, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and associate professor of psychology at the University of Sherbrooke. He is director of clinical training at CIG in Montreal, and a guest trainer at several institutes abroad. He is the director of Neurogestalt, a specialist group in the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society. In 2010, he was appointed President of the State Advisory Council on Psychotherapy and was awarded the Noel-Mailloux Prize by the Quebec College of Psychologists in recognition of lifetime achievement in clinical psychology.

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"Delisle offers a survey of issues in the diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders from a developmental perspective he's honed over the years working with object-relations and relational psychotherapy. He's written for who he describes as a generalist trying to keep apprised of varied clinical practice. Topics include developmental issues in the etiology of personality pathologies, an overview of object-relations and relational psychotherapy, and issues in specific areas. In these areas (attachment, self-esteem, eroticism) he offers a chapter surveying the etiology and presentation of the issue and another on treating it. A final chapter looks at developmental crises in adult life and specific developmental tasks that can trigger the issues examined earlier in the book." (Book News Inc.)

“This book summarizes Gilles Delisle’s original research of nearly twenty years trying to integrate a very original synthesis of Gestalt approach and object relation theory. He analyses many researches of psychoanalysts and theoriticians of attachment theory, quoting Freud, Klein, Winnicott, Fairnberg, Kohut, Kernberg, Bowlby, and many others. He is also trying to integrate contemporary research in neurosciences. So it is really a very new original contribution to psychotherapy." (Serge Ginger, founder of Paris School of Gestalt and of the International Federation of Gestalt Training Organisations; Honorary President)

“For more than three decades, Gilles Delisle has been an invaluable figure of Gestalt therapy in Quebec. He has developed a sophisticated, systematic, and empirically supported model of psychotherapy combining Gestalt therapy and the richness of object relation theory. Since 1995 he has taught Object Relational Gestalt therapy in several countries around the world. In this outstanding book, Gilles Delisle has succeeded in the monumental task of integrating, in an original, unique, and clinically inspiring way, the theoretical and clinical contributions of leading authors in personality pathology. The result is a compelling new approach in the treatment of personality disorders.” (Marc-Simon Drouin, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology)

“This is a beautifully crafted book and a major scholarly addition to the existing literature on personality disorders. Gilles Delisle offers a theoretically rich, compassionate framework for understanding the complex matrix of factors which contribute to personality pathology. Drawing on years of research and a rich seam of clinical experience, Delisle’s in-depth case studies and transcripts illuminate the significance and effectiveness of a relational approach to this therapeutic work. This engaging, accessible text is a breath of fresh air and an essential read for all practising counsellors and psychotherapists.” (Belinda Harris, PhD, UKCP Psychotherapist, Associate Professor)

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