Personality-Guided Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Personality-Guided Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy integrates cognitive–behavioral approaches with Millon's personologic model to yield an exciting new psychotherapeutic approach. Paul R. Rasmussen describes how, in personality-guided cognitive-behavior therapy, a patient's clinical condition is seen as stemming not just from distorted thinking or behavioral excesses and deficits, but also from personality attributes and situational demands. The cognitive, behavioral, and affective stew that composes personality is recognized as a person's unique means of meeting existential challenges; in some circumstances, leading to pleasant, harmonious outcomes, and in others, less pleasant and often painful outcomes.
Individual chapters examine each personality type, including its characteristics, the evolutionary foundation of the personality style, and the immediate adaptive value of the emotional reactions defining it, the pathological process, and the clinical conditions that one is vulnerable to. Treatment strategies are outlined, and the volume is amply illustrated with case examples.