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About the Author

Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D. has been treating and specializing in the treatment and assessment of individuals with personality disorders for the last 13 years in the state and federal prison system, universities, and in private practice. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas and has published several articles on personality, ethics, and neurofeedback. His specialty areas include personality disorders, ethics, and emotional intelligence. Dr. Fox has been teaching and supervising students for the last 12 years at various universities across the country, some of which include West Virginia University, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, Sam Houston State University, and Florida State University. He is a staff psychologist at the Federal Detention Center in Houston, Texas, as well as maintaining a private practice that specializes in working with difficult clients. Dr. Fox has given numerous workshops and seminars on ethics and personality disorders, personality disorders and crime, emotional intelligence, and managing mental health within the prison system, and others.

Product Description

The Clinician’s Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders was written for clinical professionals to increase therapeutic efficacy through the examination of each personality disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). This guide covers general personality disorders and manifestation, neurological components, a developmental psychology approach to understanding how personality disorders develop and why they do not in some people. Each chapter on the individual personality disorders includes up-to-date information on etiology, prevalence, diagnosis from various sources above and beyond the DSM, case examples, and more.


An exceptionally well thought-out and artful conceptualization of working with personality disordered clients. A great source material for the novice and seasoned clinician who is seeking practical knowledge and tools in treating personality disorders. –Kevin Jacques Siffert, Ph.D.<br \><br \>Daniel Fox has written an essential, masterful therapist manual on Personality Disordered individuals. This manual provides the therapist a well organized resource for conceptualizing the client, and explaining personality disorders to family members in an open, authoritative and helpful way. –Sharon M. Freeman Clevenger,MSN, MA, PMHCNS-BC <br \><br \>Dr. Fox has effectively pulled together modern thinking, current research and historical perspective into an efficient approach for addressing personality disorders. He does this in a way that is straightforward and presents this distinctive collection of material in a manner that is a pleasure to read. One of the great features of this work is that it attends to therapist’s ethical challenges and self-care needs specific to working with this often difficult population. Dr. Fox’s Clinician’s Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders appears to be setting a standard for applied clinical reference in the age of DSM-5. –Russell Wood, Ph.D.

Dr. Fox ahs given clinicians a strong, straightforward grasp of personality disorders in his book The Clinician’s Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders. he also gathered all of the treatment modalities currently available that promotes movement for the client from their inflexible and pervasive patterns to develop skills that generate success. Whether you are a professional or supervisor looking for ways to support your practice or a general reader on a path of self-help, you can benefit from this clear, informative guide to understanding personality disorders. –Lillian Solis-Smith, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT

Daniel Fox has compiled, integrated, and analyzed a vast amount of information regarding the developing conceptualization of personality disorders. More than a targeted workbook, this text allows the practitioner to gain an in-depth understanding regarding the history of personality disorders, as well as the state of current research, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations are clear, well-founded in the literature, and provide an excellent framework for working with this difficult population. Moreover, this text provides information and tools which will prove useful in transitioning from the DSM-IV-TR to the DSM-5. It is well-written, practical, and useful for practitioners across the career spectrum. –Ashley Christiansen, Ph.D.


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