Free Behavioral Guide to Personality Disorders pdf download

Free Behavioral Guide to Personality Disorders pdf download

We live in turbulent times. Over the last five years, the influx of mental health problems from a jobless economy, returning war veterans, and deluge of refugees resulted in staggering numbers of psychiatric outpatient and hospital admissions. These unprecedented mental health needs compel a more thorough and scientific understanding of clinical psychopathology. The Behavioral Guide to Personality Disorders offers one solution to this exigency. Behavioral Guide to Personality Disorders is the first behaviorally-based reference guide on Personality Disorders and their applicability in vocational, therapeutic, and other rehabilitation service agencies.

 Behavioral Guide to Personality Disorders

Behavioral Guide to Personality Disorders

Chapters cover (a) each personality disorder from a learning theory perspective; (b) the Dos and Don’ts on how to manage personality types in service delivery systems (called “personality management”); and (c) predictors of each personality disorder for vocational, therapeutic, and rehabilitation outcomes. The objective of the book is simple. It provides practical and ready-to-use clinical information for practitioners and advanced students facing the high demand for triage and treatment decisions. It helps the paraprofessional and professional measurably identify individual behavior problems in clients and consumers, and predict their trajectory of outcome success or failure under certain circumstances or when provided a litany of rehabilitation services. Behavioral Guide also culls from evidence-based research and application to ensure the viability and acceptability of the analysis. For simplicity of reading and rapid reading comprehension, the design of this book is called a powerpoint book. It allows for self-paced learning with power-point (graphic-visual) reminders embedded in the text with study questions listed afterwards. As for social validity, this book is the product of over 3000 workshops given statewide and nationally by the author on either (a) Personality Disorders or (b) Parenting-Family Guidance over the last 15 years. Workshops were tailored for a highly diverse pool of professionals in interdisciplinary mental health fields. Questions asked by the workshop attendees reflected the current zeitgeist for concrete, tangible, measurable, observable, and more functional explanations of behavior. These explanations were consistent with

CONTENTS:  Behavioral Guide to Personality Disorders

1. CURRENT CLASSIFICATIONS OF PERSONALITY DISORDERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Background and Learning Theory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Classification of Personality Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Clusters of Personality Disorders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Paranoid Personality Disorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Schizoid Personality Disorder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Schizotypal Personality Disorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Antisocial Personality Disorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Borderline Personality Disorder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Histrionic Personality Disorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Narcissistic Personality Disorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Avoidant Personality Disorder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Dependent Personality Disorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Contingent and Noncontingent Effects of Punishment . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Functional Outcomes of Punishment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Avoidance and Escape Patterns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Superstitious Behaviors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Rule-Governed Behaviors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Other Personality Disorders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

2. DSM-5 CHANGES IN OTHER DISORDERS COMORBID WITH PERSONALITY DISORDERS. . . . . . . . . 65

Neurodevelopmental Disorders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Autism Spectrum Disorders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychoses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

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