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Personality Disorders

Catherine Athanasiadou-Lewis

London Metropolitan University


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The aim of this book is to offer a concise guide to contemporary theoretical perspectives and treatment applications to Personality disorders. The book consists of several chapters. The first chapter seeks to familiarise readers with the diagnostic classification of Personality disorders, their aetiology and prevalence rooted in systematic research, but also offers a discussion on the limitations and challenges of the current diagnostic system.

The following chapters will offer an overview of the most predominant presentations of Personality disorders in clinical practice, namely the Borderline, Narcissistic, Schizoid and Antisocial types. Case studies arising from clinical practice will be presented and the chapters will offer a comprehensive discussion of the processes and treatment outcomes of various psychotherapeutic models employed in treatment.

The final chapter is dedicated to broader manifestations of Personality Disorders and their associated clinical presentations which may have not received sufficient clinical attention, arising challenges and treatment approaches.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 28th 2019

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Deadline for chapter proposals: December 19th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: February 17th 2020

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: May 7th 2020

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Expected publication date: July 6th 2020

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About the editor

Catherine Athanasiadou-Lewis

London Metropolitan University

Catherine Athanasiadou-Lewis is an HCPC Counselling Psychologist, a BABCP Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and an associatedFellow of the British Psychological Society. Academically she is based at London Metropolitan University where she holds a Senior Lecturer post in Counselling Psychology. Clinically, she is a Lead Psychologist in the NHS where she practices in the area of substance misuse and associated clinical problems. She has over 15 years of clinical experience in various clinical settings in the UK and she specialises in Psychodynamic, CBT and integrative models of practice. She has authored a number of papers in the fields of Counselling Psychology and psychotherapy, and she has also collaborated with other researchers on numerous projects.

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