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The Self in Understanding and Treating Psychological Disorders


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Foreword Aaron T. Beck; List of contributors; Section 1. Introduction and Concepts: 1. The self in psychological disorders: an introduction Michael Kyrios; 2. The self-concept: theory and research Sunil S. Bhar and Michael Kyrios; 3. Adult attachment and self-related processes Mario Mikulincer and Guy Doron; Section 2. The Self in Treatment Frameworks: 4. Working with the future: a psychodynamic-integrative approach to treatment Golan Shahar and Moran Schiller; 5. Finding the self in a cognitive behavioural perspective David A. Clark; 6. The self in acceptance and commitment therapy Robert D. Zettle; 7. The self in schema therapy Eshkol Rafaeli, Offer Maurer, Gal Lazarus and Nathan C. Thoma; Section 3. The Self in Specific Psychological Disorders: 8. The self in depression Patrick Luyten and Peter Fonagy; 9. The self in bipolar disorder Nuwan D. Leitan; 10. The self in social anxiety Bree Gregory, Lorna Peters and Ronald M. Rapee; 11. The self in post-traumatic stress disorder Mardi J. Horowitz and Monica A. Sicilia; 12. Self processes in obsessive compulsive disorder Claire Ahern and Michael Kyrios; 13. The self in the obsessive compulsive-related disorders: hoarding disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and trichotillomania Richard Moulding, Serafino G. Mancuso, Imogen Rehm and Maja Nedeljkovic; 14. Self-regulation in disordered gambling: a comparison with alcohol and substance use disorders Simone N. Rodda, Kate Hall, Petra K. Staiger and Nicki A. Dowling; 15. The self in autism Istvan Molnar-Szakacs and Lucina Q. Uddin; 16. Basic self disturbance in the schizophrenia spectrum: a review and future directions Barnaby Nelson, Louis A. Sass and Josef Parnas; 17. Painful incoherence: the self in borderline personality disorder Giovanni Liotti and Benedetto Farina; 18. The self in obsessive compulsive personality disorder Maja Nedeljkovic, Richard Moulding, Michael Kyrios and Stephanie Mathews; 19. The self in chronic fatigue syndrome Stefan Kempke, Eline Coppens, Patrick Luyten and Boudewijn Van Houdenhove; 20. The self in eating disorders Christopher Basten and Stephen Touyz; 21. The self in dementia Lisa S. Caddell; 22. The self in gender dysphoria: a developmental perspective Kenneth J. Zucker and Doug P. VanderLaan; Section 4. Conclusions and Future Directions: 23. Future directions in examining the self in psychological disorders Michael Kyrios, Richard Moulding, Sunil S. Bhar, Guy Doron, Maja Nedeljkovic and Mario Mikulincer; Index.

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A unique exploration of how the 'self' influences psychopathology, psychotherapy, emphasizing the need to integrate self-constructs into evidence-based conceptual models.

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Michael Kyrios is Professor and Director at the Research School of Psychology, Australian National University, Canberra. Richard Moulding is Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychology at Deakin University, Melbourne. Guy Doron is Associate Professor at the Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel. Sunil S. Bhar is Associate Professor and Deputy Chair at the Department of Psychological Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. Maja Nedeljkovic is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Department of Psychological Sciences and the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. Mario Mikulincer, Professor of Psychology, is the Provost of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya and founding Dean of the Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology, Herzliya, Israel.


'The Self in Understanding and Treating Psychological Disorders is a treasure trove of information for both researchers and clinical practitioners. It offers plenty of useful insights as well as fascinating findings from research. The different chapters complement each other effectively. The human self is an important foundation for any quest to understand human nature and human behavior, and these chapters vividly and clearly describe what happens to the self in the context of psychopathology. The book is an informative and thought-provoking read, useful for anyone wanting an introduction or update to this vast and fast-moving field.' Roy F. Baumeister, Florida State University, and author of Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

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