Preface. Acknowledgements. 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.
Jerome S. Blackman, M.D., 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.