Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Kantor, Martin. Distancing: avoidant personality disorder / Martin Kantor. — Rev. and expanded p. cm. Distancing by Martin Kantor, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. : Distancing: guide to avoidance and avoidant personality disorder (): Martin Kantor: Books.

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Martin rated it it was amazing Oct 24, Kantor is not listed on the roster of the American Psychoanalytic Association and does not appear to be a trained psychoanalyst. Perhaps the reader can also use this representative example to decide for him or herself whether or not my book is “poorly written” and “logically incoherent.

It appears that Flory wants me to take the fall for a simple fact, that in personology no personality disorder is pure and that there is always overlap between personality disorders–a situation that I am not in any position to change or do anything about much as I, and all personologists, I think, might wish to have a more accurate set of calipers. Here, as elsewhere, avoidant seems to function as a clinical synonym for “bad. This book appears to be a hastily made attempt at profit From Amazon This book is an embarrassment and of little help to anyone on either side of the proverbial coach.

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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of He offers psychotherapists a specific method for helping avoidants overcome their fear of closeness and commitments, and offers a guide for avoidants themselves to use for developing lasting, intimate, anxiety-free relationships.

My Wishlist 0 Item You have just added: Finally, there are a handful of suggestions offered to the individual who suffers from APD, but again, they are varied enough to include just about anything that might be helpful and there are mutually exclusive activities suggested, with rationales for doing each.

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Since the idea of obnoxiousness didn’t come from distabcing perhaps it was projected onto me. Maksymilian rated it it was ok Apr 22, Susan rated it it was amazing Jan 02, I am not discussing the much broader concept of “social difficulty. These descriptions include much aggressive and extrovert behaviour which directly contradicts the DSM diagnostic criteria.

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Laurence Dubois rated it it was ok May 14, Kantor never explains why sales clerks who are reluctant to search the stockroom, people who carry expensive tote bags and individuals who prefer not to pick up dates at the gym are expressing “fear of closeness and commitment,” as opposed to fatigue, bad manners, or simply a normal personality that rubs the author the wrong way.

Whether or not Flory likes it, that is the way things happen in the treatment room. I would think the book would either confuse a client or provide enough suggestions that a client could find several he was already doing as part of his avoidant spectrum such that there would be little motivation to make any change and much frustration as to why things weren’t getting better.

With a straight face, Kantor quotes “Anxiety in males is ‘always ultimately a fear of castration'”.

I made a statement that surmising from my clinical experience some people who suffer from AvPDwho complain of emotionally-based chronic fatigue resist admitting that their chronic fatigue is emotional as part of their need to distance themselves interpersonally from the diagnosing kanntor.

The first type include the shy, socially inhibited or phobic.

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Available for Course Adoption. Here I am both not alone and in very good company. Kantor takes us through the history of this disorder, and into clinical treatment rooms, to see and hear how avoidants think, feel, and recover.


Topics Libraries Unlimited Librarianship: Acceptance is feared as much as rejection, because avoidants fear compromising their identity and losing personal freedom. Jun 17, Doan Huong rated it liked it. To contact him, use one of the forms available here.

Distancing : A Guide to Avoidance and Avoidant Personality Disorder

Kantor lists his cases without any theoretical or clinical distahcing their only common thread is the personal offense he takes at them. The third type start serious relationships but then sabotage them without warning. The different therapys talked about in this book, though they might really cure this disorder, distancin nearly impossible to do by someone who is AvPD and has severe anxiety.

Our editor is Christian Perring, PhD. He is currently a full-time medical author, the author of more than a dozen other books, including Homophobia, Second Edition Praeger ; Eistancing Sam’s Shame: Your review Headline characters remaining Review characters remaining. Flory Apr 28th Volume 9, Issue We update our front page weekly and add more than twenty new reviews each month. Sixth, the following clinical observation may give you pause: Join our e-mail list!: In the case of “Epstein-Barr avoidance,” Kantor’s claim that a patient “wants to hurt another person, as is his or her style, simply because this katnor person tries to get close, and offer help” tells the reader something about Kantor’s reaction to this patient, but says nothing about the patient.

Matt rated it it was ok Mar 26,