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    DescriptionNot since Anna FreudÂs 1937 book, The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense, has any one volume explored this topic as fully as Ego Mechanisms of Defense by George E. Vaillant. By summarizing the latest empirical studies, proposing a universal language of defense mechanisms, and demonstrating how various assessment methods can be used in diagnosis, case formulation, and treatment, Dr. Vaillant and an interdisciplinary group of contributors provide the groundwork for clinical practice as well as future research in the field.

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    Ego Mechanisms of Defense
    A Guide for Clinicians and Researchers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George E. Vaillant
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9780880484046
    ISBN 10: 0880484047

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC subject category V2: JMAL, JMS
    DC20: 616.89
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    DC22: 616.89
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15320
    B&T General Subject: 510
    B&T Merchandise Category: MED
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    B&T Approval Code: A67400000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED105000
    B&T Approval Code: A12250000
    BISAC V2.8: PSY000000
    LC classification: RC455.4.D4
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: RC455.4.D43 V35 1992
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    American Psychiatric Publishing
    Imprint name
    American Psychiatric Press Inc.
    Publication date
    01 June 1992
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "In this clearly conceptualized, useful, and well-written book, George Vaillant discusses defense mechanisms from both a clinical and a research perspective."-- "Social Work: Journal of the National Association of Social Workers"
    Table of contents
    Clinical Applications. The historical origins of Sigmund FreudÂs concept of the mechanisms of defense. The place of defense mechanisms in diagnostic formulation and in modern clinical practice. The need for a uniform nomenclature for defenses. The clinical management of immature defenses in the treatment of individuals with personality disorders. Empirical Studies. The struggle for empirical assessment of defenses. Empirical evidence that defensive styles are independent of environmental influence. An empirical study of defensive styles: the Defense Style Questionnaire. A cross-validation of two methods of investigating defenses. Toward reliability in identifying ego defenses: clinical techniques. An approach to evaluating adolescent ego defense mechanisms using clinical interviews. What do cross-sectional measures of defense mechanisms predict? A Q-sort approach to identifying defenses. Appendixes. Seven Assessment Schemes for Defense Mechanisms. DSM-III-R glossary of defense mechanisms. MeissnerÂs glossary of defenses. VaillantÂs glossary of defenses. PerryÂs Defense Mechanism Rating Scale. Ego Defense Mechanisms Manual (Jacobson et al.). BondÂs Defense Style Questionnaire (DSQ). VaillantÂs modification of the Haan Q-sort.