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The Clinician's Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders

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Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D.
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Sep 30, 2013
PESI Publishing
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The Clinician's Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders was written for clinical professionals to increase therapeutic efficacy through the examination of each personality disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). This guide covers general personality disorders and manifestation, neurological components, a developmental psychology approach to understanding how personality disorders develop and why they do not in some people. Each chapter on the individual personality disorders includes up-to-date information on etiology, prevalence, diagnosis from various sources above and beyond the DSM, case examples, and more.



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Daniel J. Fox, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in Texas, international speaker, and multiple-award winning author. He has been specializing in the treatment and assessment of individuals with personality disorders for over 20 years in the state and federal prison system, universities, and in private practice. His specialty areas include personality disorders, ethics, burnout prevention, and emotional intelligence. He has published several articles and books in these areas and is the author of the award-winning Narcissistic Personality Disorder Toolbox, The Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders, the award-winning Antisocial, Borderline, Narcissistic and Histrionic Workbook: Treatment strategies for Cluster B Personality Disorders, The Borderline Personality Disorder Workbook, and Complex Borderline Personality Disorder.

Dr. Fox has been teaching and supervising students for over 20 years at various universities across the United States, some of which include West Virginia University, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, Sam Houston State University, and Florida State University. He works in the federal prison system, is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Houston and maintains a private practice that specializes in the assessment and treatment of individuals with complex psychopathology and personality disorders. Dr. Fox has given numerous workshops and seminars on ethics and personality disorders, personality disorders and crime, treatment solutions for working with clients along the antisocial, borderline, narcissistic, and histrionic personality spectrum, emotional intelligence, managing mental health within the prison system, and others. Dr. Fox maintains a website of various treatment interventions focused on working with and attenuating the symptomatology related to individuals along with the antisocial, borderline, narcissistic, and histrionic personality spectrum (


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Daniel Fox maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with the Federal Detention Center and the University of Houston. He receives royalties as a published author. He is a reviewer and editor for Prentice Hall and Worth Publishing. Dr. Daniel Fox receives a speaking honorarium, recording and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Daniel Fox has no relevant non-financial relationships.


“Dr. Fox has effectively pulled together modern thinking, current research and historical perspective into an efficient approach for addressing personality disorders. He does this in a way that is straightforward and presents this distinctive collection of material in a manner that is a pleasure to read. One of the great features of this work is that it attends to therapist’s ethical challenges and self-care needs specific to working with this often difficult population. Dr. Fox’s Clinician’s Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders appears to be setting a standard for applied clinical reference in the age of DSM-5TM.”
-Russell Wood, Ph.D.

“Dr. Fox has given clinicians a strong, straightforward grasp of personality disorders in his book The Clinician’s Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders. He also gathered all of the treatment modalities currently available that promotes movement for the client from their inflexible and pervasive patterns to develop skills that generate success. Whether you are a professional or supervisor looking for ways to support your practice or a general reader on a path of self-help, you can benefit from this clear, informative guide to understanding personality disorders.”
-Lillian Solis-Smith, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT

“Daniel Fox has compiled, integrated, and analyzed a vast amount of information regarding the developing conceptualization of personality disorders. More than a targeted workbook, this text allows the practitioner to gain an in-depth understanding regarding the history of personality disorders, as well as the state of current research, diagnosis, and treatment for personality disorders as a whole and individually. In addition, the diagnosis and treatment recommendations are clear, well-founded in the literature, and provide an excellent framework for working with this difficult population. Moreover, this text provides information and tools which will prove useful in transitioning from the DSM-IV-TR to the DSM-5. It is well-written, practical, and useful for practitioners across the career spectrum.
-Ashley Christiansen, Ph.D.

"An exceptionally well thought-out and artful conceptualization of working with personality disordered clients. A great source material for the novice and seasoned clinician who is seeking practical knowledge and tools in treating personality disorders."
-Kevin Jacques Siffert, Ph.D.

"Daniel Fox has written an essential, masterful therapist manual on Personality Disordered individuals. This manual provides the therapist a well-organized resource for conceptualizing the client, and explaining personality disorders to family members in an open, authoritative and helpful way."
-Sharon M. Freeman Clevenger, MSN, MA, PMHCNS-BC

"I enjoyed reading your book. I found it very practical and helpful. Your writing style is great. I really appreciated the examples from film and literature, as well as your case examples. I found the checklists to be of extraordinary use. Thanks for what you do."
-Rev Daniel Good, JCL, ME, MDiv


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