Dedicated to the Study and Treatment of Personality Disorders

The Center for Transference-Focused Psychotherapy

Personality Disorders in Children and Adolescents

by Paulina F. Kernberg, M.D.
Alan S. Weiner, Ph.D.
and Karen K. Bardenstein, Ph.D.
published by Basic Books
in New York, 2000.

"In the history of psychiatry the serious study of many clinical conditions has begun with an integrative volume that collects emerging knowledge pertinent to its investigation--viz., Kraeplin on schizophrenia, Kanner on autism, Otto Kernberg on borderline personality disorder.  Here, Paulina Kernberg, Alan Weiner and Karen Bardenstein open a new chapter in the study of personality disorders in childhood, moving between systematic research and anecdotal description and combining recent discoveries from the literature with their unrivaled clinical experience."

--Peter Fonagy, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis, University of London;  Director, Child & Family Clinical Protocols & Outcomes Center, Menninger Clinic

"Presenting the mounting and compelling evidence for the presence of personality disorders in children and adolescents is an extraordinary accomplishment.  Kernberg, Weiner and Bardenstein discern and distinguish the various symptom patterns and review the current research findings that provide a way of understanding frequently lifelong traits and dispositions.  I believe this book is a must for any mental health professional working with youth."

--Clarice J. Kestenbaum, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University;  President, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry