Jason Aronson, Inc.
Trim: 6¼ x 9
978-1-56821-580-8 • Paperback • July 1995 • $78.00 • (£60.00)
Josephs draws upon the full range of psychoanalytic thought to develop a comprehensive and integrative understanding of the character disorder. His graphic descriptions of each syndrome make the people come alive, and they promote our empathy for the copying strategies entailed by character pathology.
— George Striker, Ph.D., The Derner Institute, Adelphi University
Character and Self-Experience is a heroic effort to integrate psychoanalytic perspectives on character into a unified framework encompassing earlier, diverse views. Joseph's framework, centering on the multiple dimensions of self-experience, provides the basis for an experience-near typology of character that is directly applicable to therapeutic practice. This rich, comprehensive, and lucidly written text is a major contribution to psychoanalytic characterology that should be of great value to students and practitioners of psychoanalytic therapy.
— Robert D. Stolorow, Ph.D., Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles