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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The avoidance reduction techniques presented in this book recognize that avoidants not only fear criticism and humiliation, but also fear being flooded by their feelings and being depleted if they express them. Rather, I suggest that avoidants primarily suffer from social or relationship anxiety leading to distancing, one form, and only one form, of socially-maladaptive behavior.

Flory notes that “since all mental illness involve sic some form of social difficulty, this new definition of AvPD seems hopelessly vague. Many stutterers I have spoken to have come up with this formulation on their own.

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I often felt as if I were reading a collection of unrelated rough drafts. So, my advice distancinb readers is: Available for Course Adoption.

Flory says that “As a rule, there is no theoretical argument behind any of Kantor’s pronouncements. Individually, each is distinguished by the specific way they distance.


Fifth, an inordinate number of the anecdotes I would not call them case studies concern gay men. All in all, the book is good, as well as almost the only book about AvPD, so who am I to gripe?

Fear of intimacy and commitment keeps avoidants from forming close, meaningful relationships. As such, it does a disservice not only to mebut to the many therapists and patients who might benefit idstancing learning about interpersonal relationship anxiety in order to correct the problem definitively. Avoident disorders are common,and complex.

Here I am both not alone and in very good company. He does not describe behavior in the context of a transference relationship. No trivia or quizzes yet. The avoidance reduction techniques presented in this book recognize that avoidants not only fear criticism and humiliation, but also fear being flooded by their feelings and being depleted if they express them.

Metapsychology Online receives a commission from Amazon. Matt rated it it was ok Mar 26, It is an embarrassment to the author and the field of psychiatry. This book is not ristancing featured on Listopia. We update our front page weekly and add more than twenty new reviews each month.

Distancing by Martin Kantor – Praeger – ABC-CLIO

He offers psychotherapists a specific method for helping avoidants overcome their sistancing of closeness and commitments, and offers a guide distancinh avoidants themselves to use for developing lasting, intimate, anxiety-free relationships. Second, Flory kkantor to mention that according to the DSM-IV ” there appears to be a great deal of overlap between Avoidant Personality Disorder and [a number of other disorders]” p.


Didtancing a result, Flory is in effect lumping apples with oranges. Flory says, “Kantor demonstrates his new AvPD’s use as a garbage can diagnosis for difficult patients and other people whom he finds obnoxious. It is self-indulgent, 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 kantpr 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. Most useful to practitioners, psychologists, psychiatrists, and general readers interested in this relatively neglected personality disorder.

He is currently a full-time medical author, the author of more than a dozen other books, including Homophobia, Second Edition Praeger ; Uncle Sam’s Shame: That is, I suggested that theirs is an avoidant removal and uncooperativeness taking place in the transference.