Psychotherapy Integration with Character Disorders

  • Jerold R. Gold
  • George Stricker


The psychotherapy of character and personality disorders has received an exceptional amount of attention in the last two decades. The tenacity, pervasiveness, and severity of this type of psychopathology make it particularly difficult to approach in any narrow or traditional manner. We will present a model for understanding and treating character pathology that is derived from psychodynamic theories, but that integrates concepts and techniques from cognitive and behavior therapies.


Character Trait Personality Disorder Object Representation Therapeutic Alliance Specific Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerold R. Gold
    • 1
  • George Stricker
    • 2
  1. 1.Doctoral Program in Clinical PsychologyLong Island UniversityBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological StudiesAdelphi UniversityGarden CityUSA

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