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Contemporary Directions in Psychopathology: Scientific Foundations of the DSM-V and ICD-11 (Hardcover)

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This forward-thinking volume grapples with critical questions surrounding the mechanisms underlying mental disorders and the systems used for classifying them. Edited and written by leading international authorities, many of whom are actively involved with the development of DSM-V and ICD-11, the book integrates biological and psychosocial perspectives. It provides balanced analyses of such issues as the role of social context and culture in psychopathology and the pros and cons of categorical versus dimensional approaches to diagnosis. Cutting-edge diagnostic instruments and research methods are reviewed. Throughout, contributors highlight the implications of current theoretical and empirical advances for understanding real-world clinical problems and developing more effective treatments.

Edited by: Theodore Millon PhD DSc, Robert F. Krueger PhD, and Erik Simonsen MD

Publisher: The Guilford Press (March 19, 2010)

ISBN-10: 160623532X

ISBN-13: 978-1606235324


Disorders of Personality: DSM-IV and Beyond (2nd edition) (1996)

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A richly detailed and indispensable reference for clinicians and a well-established, if not classic, text for graduate students, this thoroughly updated edition provides the most authoritative review available of historical, modern, and contemporary theories of personality disorders and their development. A companion volume to the DSM-IV, this innovative text goes beyond the official manual by introducing and clinically describing numerous (over 60) personality disorder subtypes. Especially valuable for diagnosticians are sections specifying clinical indicators on a number of widely-used assessment tools as well as proposals for synergistic treatment approaches combining cognitive, interpersonal, and psychodynamic techniques.

By Theodore Millon & Roger D. Davis

Publisher: Wiley (ISBN: 0-471-01186-X, hardbound, 818 pp.)

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Personality Disorders in Modern Life, 2nd ed. (2004)

Personality Disorders in Modern Life (2nd edition) is a significant revision of the remarkable text designed to widen your perspective of psychopathology. This book covers all personality disorders in the DSM-IV from a variety of perspectives with balanced coverage of the biological, psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive, and evolutionary perspectives. Invaluable for teaching students about Axis II disorders, as well as for clinicians and human resource professionals. 

By Theodore Millon and Seth Grossman, Sarah Meagher, Carrie Millon, and Rowena Ramnath

Publisher:  Wiley (ISBN 0-471-23734-5, hardbound, 610 pp.)

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Toward a New Personology:An Evolutionary Model (1990)


Having weathered the storm of polemic and willful neglect from both the professional and academic communities, personology is experiencing a second flowering. Considering any personality theory as unscientific and archaic, proponents of the empirical and positivist schools that predominated in the sixties and seventies chose to dismiss a century of analytic trailblazing by such as Freud, Jung, Horney, Sullivan, et al., and concentrated instead on "objectively real" traits, S-R bonds, or statistical factors. Now, with the advent of the American Psychiatric Association’s most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III-R), personality disorders are once again deemed fundamental to an understanding of other psychopathologies. And nowhere has personology experienced a more full and viable recrudescence than in the work of Theodore Millon, author of Disorders of Personality and contributor to DSM-III and the forthcoming DSM-IV. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Millon explicates his new theory of personality, its foundations and applications to the study of psychopathology. He draws on the principles inherent in the physical and biological sciences to fashion a model based, in great part, in modern evolutionary theory.

Publisher: Wiley  (ISBN: 0471515736, hardbound,  200 pp.)



Personality and Psychopathology: Building a Clinical Science (1996)

Containing 17 of Professor Millon's seminal papers, this pioneering collection is must reading for professionals and students who seek to understand how their field can coordinate and be systematized into a fully mature science of persons. The papers are divided into the four components of a clinical science: explanatory theory; derivable classifications; empirically-grounded assessment tools, and synergistic therapeutic interventions.

Selected Papers of Theodore Millon

Publisher: Wiley (ISBN: 0471116858, hardbound,  354 pp.)

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Masters of the Mind: Exploring the Stories of Mental Illness from Ancient Times to the New Millennium (2004).

An enlightening study of how philosophers and clinicians throughout history have understood the mind and mental illness... Millon, a major figure among today's psychological experts, considers the full scope of mental science, from its precedents in early thought, through the rise of its disciples in the twentieth century, and on to the newest paradigms at work in the twenty-first century.

Book reviews can be found in 2005 issues of American Journal of Psychiatry and the New England Journal of Medicine.

By Theodore Millon, with contributions by Seth Grossman and Sarah Meagher. Portraits by Theodore Millon and Carrie Millon.

Publisher: Wiley   (ISBN: 0471469858, 672 pp.)

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Psychopathy: Antisocial, Criminal, and Violent Behavior (1998)

This edited volume provides the reader with the latest international perspective on the theory, typology, etiology, comorbidities, and treatments of psychopathy. A book review can be found in The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Volume 187 (May 1999), p 321-323.

Edited by Theodore Millon, Erik Simonsen, Morten Birket-Smith, Roger D. Davis

Publisher:  The Guilford Press , (ISBN: 1572303441, hardbound, 476 pp.)

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Theories of Personality: Contemporary Approaches to the Science of Personality (2002)

by Jeffrey J. Magnavita

Publisher: Wiley (ISBN: 0471378909, hardcover, 501 pp.)

Jeffrey Magnavita, one of the leading new scholars in the field of personality theory, offers a rich and balanced text on the evolution of personality theory. Following a historical review of the field's underpinnings, seven major schools of thought are covered in a comprehensive and thorough manner, emphasizing how each model has evolved into its contemporary form. The book also emphasizes continuing research, model applications, and cultural considerations.

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The Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology (1999)
edited by Theodore Millon, Paul Blaney, and Roger D. Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press (ISBN: 0195103076, hardbound, 732 pp.)

The Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology is intended to serve both as a textbook in graduate courses in adult psychopathology and as a resource for professionals in mental health. Most chapters focus on specific diagnostic categories or groupings commonly seen by professionals, and are written by specialists in the field. Considerable attention is given to the personality disorders. The emphasis throughout the book is upon psychopathology per se, namely the theory, history, and description of the diagnostic syndromes included.

Second Edition Coming Soon!

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Books: Assessment

The Millon Inventories, Second Edition: A Practitioner's Guide to Personalized Clinical Assessment (2008)

edited by Theodore Millon and Caryl Bloom

Publisher: Guilford Press (ISBN: 1593856741, hardbound, 732 pp.)

Now in a substantially revised and expanded second edition, this important work thoroughly details the full range of clinical assessment tools developed by Theodore Millon and his associates. Presented is the most current, authoritative overview of the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI), as well as comprehensive information on widely used instruments for such specific populations as adolescents, preadolescents, medical patients, and college students. With a heightened focus on clinical practice, the second edition offers explicit guidance for linking assessment to individualized, evidence-based treatment planning and intervention. Many of the chapters are entirely new, reflecting significant research advances and the development of new inventories.


Essentials of Millon Inventories Assessment; 3rd ed. (2008)

Edited by Stephen Strack

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Publisher: Wiley (ISBN: ISBN-13: 9780470168622, 398 pp)

Fully revised and updated, Essentials of Millon Inventories Assessments, Third Edition, will help readers to quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the Millon personality assessment tests.



A Beginner's Guide to the MCMI-III (2002)

by Dan Jankowski

Publisher: APA Books  (ISBN: 1557988439, hardbound, 221 pp.)

A primer for readers who want to learn the basics as well as the nuances of administering, scoring, and interpreting the MCMI-III. Perfect for the novice test user, this volume clearly explains the MCMI-III and reveals fundamental information on how to generate sound hypotheses about clients and create complete and accurate psychological profiles based on Millon's understanding of personality.

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Interpretive Guide to the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory: 2nd Edition (1997)

by James P. Choca & Eric Van Denburg

Publisher: APA Books (ISBN: 1557983836, hardbound, 355 pp.)

The second edition of this well-received APA-book is rich in new material for clinicians and trainers alike. As in the first edition, it provides a thoughtful review of the inventory's development, scale psychometrics, and operating characteristics. Arranged in part as a clinician's "cookbook", it also summarizes numerous empirical studies carried out with a wide-range of clinical populations.

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Assessing Adolescents with the MACI (1999)

by Joseph T. McCann

Publisher: Wiley (ISBN: 0471326194, hardbound, 238 pp.)

Assessing Adolescents with the MACI is an interpretive guide for using the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory--the most widely used personality assessment test for adolescents. The first book devoted exclusively to the MACI, this resource will prove a helpful guide for understanding the test, interpreting the results in clinical evaluation, and making appropriate recommendations for treatment and care management.

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Forensic Assessment with the Millon Inventories (1996)

by Joseph T. McCann & Frank J. Dyer

Publisher: Guilford Press (ISBN: 1572300558, hardbound, 240 pp.)

Focusing on the MCMI and MACI, this is the first book to address the application of the Millon inventories to forensic psychology. Content includes the role of psychological testing in the courts, the presentation of complex psychometric issues, the importance of forensic case law, numerous legal and ethical considerations, and guidelines for preparing courtroom testimony. These issues are presented with excellent clinical illustrations and vivid detail, making the text a general reference for all professionals who must occasionally perform evaluations for the courts.

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Books: Therapy

Personality-Guided Therapy (1999)

by Theodore Millon (with contributions by Seth Grossman, Sarah Meagher, Carrie Millon, and George Everly)

Publisher: Wiley(ISBN: 0471528072 hardbound, 776pp.)

Excerpt from Foreword by Roger Davis:

    This book fills a gaping hole in clinical practice. In an age when the forces of managed care have driven clinicians more and more to treat only the most immediate and dramatic outcroppings of pathology, Millon maintains that therapists should understand the presenting problem by understanding the whole person. Personality-guided therapy thus addresses not only the most pressing issues, but also treats the potential for pathology, the only foundation of an ethical psychotherapy....

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Tactical Psychotherapy of the Personality Disorders: An MCMI-III--Based Approach (1995)

edited by Paul D. Retzlaff

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon (ISBN: 020515932X, hardbound, 250 pp.)

A team of expert clinicians show how the MCMI-III can be effectively used, not only to establish Axis I and Axis II diagnoses, but also to develop therapeutic plans that span and integrate a wide range of modalities, including cognitive, object relations, interpersonal, pharmacological, and others.

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The Personality Disorders Treatment Planner (2001)


by Neil R. Bockian & Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr.

Publisher: Wiley (ISBN: 0471394033, paperback, 409 pp.)

Part of Wiley's Practice Planners® series, this guide provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans not only for the Axis-II classifications of personality disorders, but for many of the subtypes specified in Dr. Millon's theories. Treatment plan strategies from this indispensable volume draw from a balanced, well-rounded, and extensive bank of therapeutic methods, consolidated by a comprehensive integrative approach.

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Moderating Severe Personality Disorders: A Personalized Psychotherapy Approach (2007)

by Theodore Millon & and Seth Grossman

Publisher: Wiley (ISBN: 9780471717720 softcover; 2007)

A revolutionary, personalized psychotherapy approach for the treatment of Axis II personality disorders, by renowned expert Dr. Theodore Millon

Acknowledging the primacy of the whole person, Moderating Severe Personality Disorders: A Personalized Psychotherapy Approach takes into account all of the complexities of human nature - family influences, culture, neurobiological processes, unconscious memories, and so on--illustrating that no part of human nature should lie outside the scope of a clinician's regard.

Part of a three book series, this book provides you with a unique combination of conceptual background and step-by-step practical advice to guide your treatment of Axis II personality disorders.



DSM-IV Personality Disorders Video: The Subtypes (1999)

Produced by Andrew Millon and Theodore Millon

  • This exceptionally realistic video comprising each of the 14 DSM-III R and DSM-IV personality disorders and their subtypes illustrates their primary trait and clinical characteristics. Each of the 14 personality disorders is introduced by Professor Millon followed by three to five minute vignettes of each of the subtypes of each disorder (61 subtypes in all) . Professor Millon employs these tapes in his successful national and international workshops. This video is a must for teachers in clinical and counseling psychology, psychiatry, clinical social work, marital-family counseling, psychiatric nursing, and other mental health professions.
  • For further reading, these 61 subtypes are elucidated in several of Professor Millon's books including Disorders of Personality, Personality-Guided Therapy, and Personality Disorders in Modern Life.
  • Approximate running time: 4+ hours
  • For all orders: this title now available through Insight Media (this link will take you to another website). Look for the title, "DSM-IV Personality Disorders: The Subtypes" under Abnormal Psychology (Item #20A2827)

Personality Disorders in Modern Life: 14 Case Examples (1999)

Produced by Andrew Millon and Theodore Millon

  • This exceptionally realistic  video comprising each of the 14 DSM-III R and DSM-IV personality disorders illustrates their primary trait and clinical characteristics. Each four to five minute vignette is introduced by Professor Millon. This video is a must for teachers in clinical and counseling psychology, psychiatry, clinical social work, marital-family counseling, psychiatric nursing, and other mental health professions.
  • This video also makes an excellent companion to the new Personality Disorders in Modern Life textbook. This video provides a colorful example for each clinical chapter in the text that will make the material come alive for your students.
  • Running Time: 1 hour 18 minutes
  • For all orders: This title now available through Insight Media (this link will take you to another website). Look for the title, "DSM-IV Personality Disorders" under Abnormal Psychology (Item #PA2828)


Audio Tapes

DSM-IV and Personality Disorders

by Theodore Millon, PhD

Part of an audio series entitled In-Depth Interviews with Leading Psychotherapy Experts©     Volume 7

To order, call 1-800-835-9636

Understanding and Treating Complex Patients

by Theodore Millon, Ph D

The Sound of Knowledge Inc.

To order, call 1-619-483-4300
4901 Morena Blvd, Suite 207
San Diego, CA 92117

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