This groundbreaking volume, featuring a 160+ self-assessment review questionnaire, presents an overview of the basic tenets of James Masterson’s work. Written by Masterson himself along with members of his faculty, the book covers not only pertinent developmental theory and milestones in its evolution, but there are important discussions of its fundamental concepts; differential diagnosis; the etiology and treatment of the Borderline, Narcissistic, and Schizoid Disorders; the role of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; and countertransference.
“This outstanding text, spearheaded by one of the foremost authorities of our time on personality disorders, is the culmination of four decades of clinical observation and research. Integrating the latest information from attachment theory and neurobiological development, Masterson and his colleagues have created a well-crafted text that is a must-read for serious students,researchers, and clinicians of all contemporary modalities of treatment. Surely destined to become a classic!”
– Frank M. Dattilio, Ph.D., ABPP, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School