101 Defenses -How the Mind Shields Itself
Author: Jerome S. Blackman
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0-203-49236-6
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-49236-9
No of pages : 256
eBook Price : $32.5
Originally Published : 8 Jan 2004
In this book, Blackman catalogs 101defenses with descriptions practical for use in everyday assessment and treatment of patients. Defenses are mental operations that restore or maintain psychic equilibrium when people feel that they cannot manage emotions that stem form conflict; they remove componenets of unpleasant emotions from conscious awareness. In this book, an overview of defenses covering detection and interpretation preceded each entry, all of which are organized in developmental sequence. An original source reference is included with each definition. Short commentaries that follow each entry discuss general concepts about defenses, how they are used in diagnosis of psychopathology, dynamic techniques for the therapist, differential diagnosis and treatment choice, supportive therapy techniques, and defenses in the assessment of suicide risk.
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Table of contents : Introduction. General Concepts about Defenses. Defenses that Arise in the Oral, Anal and Phirst Genital Phases of Psychosexual Development. Latency, Adolescent, and Assorted Defenses. Defenses Used in the Diagnosis of Psychopathology. Interpretative Techniques. Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Selection. Supportive Therapy Techniques. Defenses in the Assessment of Suicidal Propensities. Appendix 1: Schizophrenia: History of Development of Diagnostic Criteria. Appendix 2: Ego Strengths Assessed in Diagnosis. Appendix 3: Chart: Psychoanalytic Diagnostic Considerations. Appendix 4: A Bit of History of Object Relations Theory. Appendix 5: Bizet's Carmen On the Couch.
Contributor Information :Jerome S. Blackman, MD, PC, is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Eastern Virginia Medical School and a training civilian supervisor and consultant to the faculty at the Naval Medical Center Department of Psychiatry in Portsmouth, Virginia.