Dr. Jeffrey Magnavita is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and is the Founder of the Connecticut Center for Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. He is an Affiliate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Hartford and Director of Glastonbury Psychological Associates, P.C. He is both a licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist, who specializes in treating individuals and couples with personality dysfunction. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Psychology/In Session and has been the guest editor for two special editions. He authored Restructuring Personality Disorders: A Short-Term Dynamic Approach; Relational Therapy for Personality Disorders, and a text: Theories of Personality: Contemporary Approaches to the Science of Personality and was the volume editor of the Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic/Object Relations: Volume 1 and Handbook of Personality Disorders: Theory and Practice.
His most recent theoretical and clinical work is presented in the volume Personality-Guided Relational Psychotherapy: A Unified Approach. In this volume a unified systemically informed model that orients the clinician to the patient system using four embedded triangular matrices is presented. Dr. Magnavita is one of the founders of IEDTA and is the Editorial Coordinator.
- Individual and small group supervision—Connecticut Center for STDP
- Advanced Seminar in STDP—University of Hartford
Restructuring Personality Disorders: A Short-Term Dynamic Approach (1997). Guilford Press:
This volume presents a model of STDP based on the work of many of the pioneering figures, beginning with Ferenczi, for working with those patients who have personality disorders. Various methods of restructuring are presented based on the work of Davanloo and incorporating elements of self-psychology and ego psychology.
Relational Therapy for Personality Disorders (2000). John Wiley & Sons:
This volume expands the domain of STDP by including dyadic and triadic processes that occur in relational systems. A relational schema is presenting for diagnosing family systems that engender personality dysfunction.
Theories of Personality: Contemporary Approaches to the Science of Personality (2002). John Wiley & Sons:
This is the first volume that presents various models of contemporary personology including a model based on the triangular configurations pioneered by David Malan, Habib Davanloo and other clinical theorists.
Handbook of Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic/Object Relations (Vol. 1) (2002). John Wiley & Sons:
This is an edited volume that presents some of the work of some of the leading psychotherapists. There are many chapters on the use of short-term dynamic therapy with a spectrum of clinical disorders.
Handbook of Personality Disorders: Theory and Practice (2004). John Wiley & Sons:
This volume presents leading theorists and clinicians who discuss current treatment models and theoretical developments in the treatment of personality disorders. There are useful chapters on the application of STDP to this population and others by leading psychodynamic psychotherapists.
Personality-Guided Relational Psychotherapy: A Unified Approach (2005). American Psychological Association:
In this volume a unified model of psychotherapy is presented with strong roots in psychodynamics and systemic theory. The two traditional triangular matrices of STDP are expanded to included triadic and sociocultural-familial processes accounting for the entire ecological system.
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