Building a Clinical
(Selected Papers of Theodore Millon)
Published by Wiley
FROM THE BOOK JACKET: One has to turn to the writings of Sigmund
Freud and Carl Jung to find so systematic, profound, and seminal a body of work
as that of Theodore Millon. A theorist of the first rank, he has authored
numerous books of compelling clinical utility and insight.
In Personality and Psychopathology, Millon provides the reader with a
coordinated series of papers that illustrate his unprecedented model for
building a unified science of personology and psychopathology. In this effort,
he seeks to integrate previously disparate components into a clinical science.
Rather than developing independently and being left to stand as largely
unconnected functions, Millon argues that a truly mature clinical science will
embody explicit: 1) theories, that is, explanatory and heuristic conceptual
schemes that enable the development of a formal 2) nosology a taxonomic
classification of disorders that is devised logically from the theory and which
permits the development of coordinated 3) instruments, tools that are
empirically grounded and sufficiently sensitive quantitatively to enable the
theory's hypothesis to be adequately investigated, and from which target areas
can be specified for 4) interventions, strategies and tactics of therapy
designed in accord with the theory.
A series of groundbreaking papers comprise this creative work. Some connect
personology to other scientific realms of nature, and others establish a series
of thought-provoking "diagnostic criteria" for the concept of normality. The
precision and logic for classifying psychopathologies comprise another classic
article. A lively and insightful analysis of the borderline personality,
explicated from a social learning perspective, serves as a refreshing
counterpoint to the standard analytical model. No less bold are Millon's "Ten
Commandments" for personologic therapy, a richly articulated integration of
contemporary treatment modalities.
Wise and witty, this future classic will furnish the field with both clinical
and scientific mandates that are sure to have a powerful impact on psychological
diagnosis and therapy for years to come.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Part I: INTRODUCTION
1. Connecting Personology to Other Scientific Realms of Nature
2. Personality Disorders: Conceptual Distinctions and Classification Issues
Part II: THEORY
3. Contemporary Theoretical Models
4. An Integrative Theory of Personality and Psychopathology
5. A Theoretical Derivation of Pathological Personalities
6. Criteria of Normality: What Can We Learn from Evolutionary Theory?
Part III: TAXONOMY
7. Classification in Psychopathology: Rationale, Alternatives, and Standards
8. The DSM-III: Some Historical and Substantive Reflections
9. On the Genesis and Prevalence of the Borderline Personality Disorder: A
Social Learning Thesis
10. The Relationship of Depression to Disorders of Personality (with Doreen G.
Part IV: INSTRUMENTATION
11. On the Renaissance of Personality Assessment and Personality Theory
12. Intrapsychic and Phenomenological Research Methods
13. MCMI: Substantive, Structural, and Criterion Validation
14. Foundations of the MIPS Scales
Part V: INTERVENTION
15. Issues and Methods of Psychological Treatment
16. Personologic Psychotherapy: Ten Commandments for a Post-Eclectic Approach to
17. How Can Knowledge of Psychopathology Facilitate Psychotherapy Integration? A
View from the Personality Disorders (with George Everly and Roger D. Davis)