Kenneth N Levy

Summary

Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Change in attachment patterns and reflective function in a randomized control trial of transference-focused psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder
    Kenneth N Levy
    Department of Psychology, Hunter College, New York, NY, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:1027-40. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Depressive experiences in inpatients with borderline personality disorder
    Kenneth N Levy
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, 521 Moore Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Psychiatr Q 78:129-43. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Sex differences in jealousy: a contribution from attachment theory
    Kenneth N Levy
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16803, USA
    Psychol Sci 21:168-73. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Transference, transference interpretations, and transference-focused psychotherapies
    Kenneth N Levy
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Psychotherapy (Chic) 49:391-403. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Subtypes, dimensions, levels, and mental states in narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder
    Kenneth N Levy
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Clin Psychol 68:886-97. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint The implications of attachment theory and research for understanding borderline personality disorder
    Kenneth N Levy
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 17:959-86. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint The development of a measure to assess putative mechanisms of change in the treatment of borderline personality disorder
    Kenneth N Levy
    Department of Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
    J Am Psychoanal Assoc 54:1325-31. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Psychodynamic treatments of self-injury
    Kenneth N Levy
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Clin Psychol 63:1105-20. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Attachment style
    Kenneth N Levy
    Pennsylvania State University, USA
    J Clin Psychol 67:193-203. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Attachment and its vicissitudes in borderline personality disorder
    Kenneth N Levy
    Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 16802, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 13:50-9. 2011

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Publications43

  1. ncbi request reprint Change in attachment patterns and reflective function in a randomized control trial of transference-focused psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder
    Kenneth N Levy
    Department of Psychology, Hunter College, New York, NY, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:1027-40. 2006
    ..Future research should establish the relationship between these 2 constructs and relevant psychopathology, identify treatment components responsible for effecting these changes, and examine the long-term outcome of these changes...
  2. ncbi request reprint Depressive experiences in inpatients with borderline personality disorder
    Kenneth N Levy
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, 521 Moore Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Psychiatr Q 78:129-43. 2007
    ..Findings suggest the importance of considering phenomenological aspects of depression in borderline pathology...
  3. doi request reprint Sex differences in jealousy: a contribution from attachment theory
    Kenneth N Levy
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16803, USA
    Psychol Sci 21:168-73. 2010
    ..03, p < .001. A series of sequential logistic regression analyses indicated significant moderation of the sex-jealousy relationship by attachment style. Implications of an attachment perspective are discussed...
  4. doi request reprint Transference, transference interpretations, and transference-focused psychotherapies
    Kenneth N Levy
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Psychotherapy (Chic) 49:391-403. 2012
    ..Finally, we present the implications of this emerging evidence for clinical practice...
  5. doi request reprint Subtypes, dimensions, levels, and mental states in narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder
    Kenneth N Levy
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Clin Psychol 68:886-97. 2012
    ..A case example and clinical implications are provided and discussed...
  6. ncbi request reprint The implications of attachment theory and research for understanding borderline personality disorder
    Kenneth N Levy
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 17:959-86. 2005
    ..In conclusion, I address some of the salient issues that point to the direction for future research efforts...
  7. ncbi request reprint The development of a measure to assess putative mechanisms of change in the treatment of borderline personality disorder
    Kenneth N Levy
    Department of Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
    J Am Psychoanal Assoc 54:1325-31. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Psychodynamic treatments of self-injury
    Kenneth N Levy
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Clin Psychol 63:1105-20. 2007
    ..They then present a case illustration of a patient with borderline personality disorder who engages in non-suicidal self-injury to demonstrate how TFP can be applied to such cases...
  9. doi request reprint Attachment style
    Kenneth N Levy
    Pennsylvania State University, USA
    J Clin Psychol 67:193-203. 2011
    ..We discuss the practice implications of these findings and related research on the link between attachment and the therapy relationship...
  10. doi request reprint Attachment and its vicissitudes in borderline personality disorder
    Kenneth N Levy
    Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 16802, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 13:50-9. 2011
    ..These findings are discussed as they relate to existing theories and ongoing debates in the field, and the implications for future research and clinical practice are highlighted...
  11. doi request reprint Conflict begets conflict: executive control, mental state vacillations, and the therapeutic alliance in treatment of borderline personality disorder
    Kenneth N Levy
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    Psychother Res 20:413-22. 2010
    ..Mental state vacillations as a mediator suggests a path in which poor executive attention leads to greater vacillations, which leads to poorer working alliance...
  12. ncbi request reprint The mechanisms of change in the treatment of borderline personality disorder with transference focused psychotherapy
    Kenneth N Levy
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Clin Psychol 62:481-501. 2006
    ..In addition, we briefly review evidence from our group regarding the following hypothesized mechanisms of change: contract setting, integration of representations, and changes in reflective functioning (RF) and affect regulation...
  13. ncbi request reprint Attachment and borderline personality disorder: implications for psychotherapy
    Kenneth N Levy
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Psychopathology 38:64-74. 2005
    ..In the present study, we will examine self-reported attachment in a study group of well-characterized patients reliably diagnosed with BPD...
  14. ncbi request reprint Organization of co-occurring Axis II features in borderline personality disorder
    Kenneth L Critchfield
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, USA
    Br J Clin Psychol 47:185-200. 2008
    ..The present study explored patterns of Axis II comorbidity in order to identify subtypes of BPD...
  15. pmc Mental state decoding abilities in young adults with borderline personality disorder traits
    Lori N Scott
    Department of Psychology, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Personal Disord 2:98-112. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that BPD traits may be associated with enhanced ability to detect negative emotions and a bias for attributing negative emotions to nonnegative social stimuli...
  16. doi request reprint Predicting domains and rates of change in borderline personality disorder
    Mark F Lenzenweger
    Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY 13902 6000, USA
    Personal Disord 3:185-95. 2012
    ..These baseline predictors suggest potential research foci for understanding those aspects of BPD that change at comparable rates over time...
  17. ncbi request reprint The Personality Disorders Institute/Borderline Personality Disorder Research Foundation Randomized Control Trial for Borderline Personality Disorder: reliability of Axis I and II diagnoses
    Kenneth L Critchfield
    New York Presbyterian Hospital, Joan and Sanford I Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA
    Psychiatr Q 78:15-24. 2007
    ..This data is important for comparing findings and sample composition across different studies using similar sampling strategies, especially as treatments are increasingly being developed and tested for BPD...
  18. pmc Adult attachment, personality traits, and borderline personality disorder features in young adults
    Lori N Scott
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, 545 Moore Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Pers Disord 23:258-80. 2009
    ..The results favored a model in which the relationship between adult attachment anxiety and BPD features is fully mediated by trait negative affect and impulsivity...
  19. doi request reprint Initial construction and validation of the Pathological Narcissism Inventory
    Aaron L Pincus
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Psychol Assess 21:365-79. 2009
    ..In a small clinical sample, PNI scales exhibited significant associations with parasuicidal behavior, suicide attempts, homicidal ideation, and several aspects of psychotherapy utilization...
  20. doi request reprint Factor structure of the primary scales of the Inventory of Personality Organization in a nonclinical sample using exploratory structural equation modeling
    William D Ellison
    Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Psychol Assess 24:503-17. 2012
    ..The results point to several areas in which the IPO might be refined to provide a more comprehensive and theoretically appropriate measure of the borderline personality organization construct...
  21. ncbi request reprint The construct of effortful control: an approach to borderline personality disorder heterogeneity
    Simone Hoermann
    Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Psychopathology 38:82-6. 2005
    ..We hypothesized 3 subgroups of BPD patients based on effortful control, that would also differ in other areas of functioning, such as symptoms, interpersonal relations and personality organization...
  22. ncbi request reprint Failure of frontolimbic inhibitory function in the context of negative emotion in borderline personality disorder
    David Silbersweig
    Department of Psychiatry, Box 140, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 1300 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:1832-41. 2007
    ..Such a finding would provide a plausible neural basis for the difficulty borderline patients have in modulating their behavior during negative emotional states and a potential marker for treatment interventions...
  23. doi request reprint Development and criterion validity of a computerized text analysis measure of reflective functioning
    Eric A Fertuck
    City College of New York of CUNY, Psychology, 160 Convent Ave, NAC Room 7 239, New York, NY 10031 9101, USA
    Psychother Res 22:298-305. 2012
    ..57, p=.002). These results suggest that a CRF rating scale is feasible, has preliminary criterion validity, and, therefore, has potential to facilitate the efficient assessment of RF...
  24. doi request reprint I feel your pain: emotional closeness modulates neural responses to empathically experienced rejection
    Joseph E Beeney
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Soc Neurosci 6:369-76. 2011
    ..Further, we found that the inferior frontal gyrus, critical for representing others' mental and emotional states, mediates the relationship between emotional closeness and neural responses to watching the rejection of a friend...
  25. doi request reprint The impact of pathological narcissism on psychotherapy utilization, initial symptom severity, and early-treatment symptom change: a naturalistic investigation
    William D Ellison
    Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, 359 Moore Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Pers Assess 95:291-300. 2013
    ..The results highlight the clinical utility of assessing pathological narcissism in a real-world psychotherapeutic context...
  26. ncbi request reprint Reliability of a multidimensional measure for scoring reflective function
    Lindsay L Hill
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16803, USA
    J Am Psychoanal Assoc 55:309-13. 2007
  27. doi request reprint Generalizability theory in psychotherapy research: the impact of multiple sources of variance on the dependability of psychotherapy process ratings
    Rachel H Wasserman
    Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    Psychother Res 19:397-408. 2009
    ..Implications for measurement development and procedural modifications are discussed...
  28. doi request reprint Personality and personality disorders in the DSM-5: introduction to the special issue
    Joshua D Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 3103, USA
    Personal Disord 2:1-3. 2011
    ..It is the editors' goal to facilitate an open discussion of these issues in an effort to promote a scientifically based and clinically useful product...
  29. pmc Biobehavioral reactivity to social evaluative stress in women with borderline personality disorder
    Lori N Scott
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Personal Disord 4:91-100. 2013
    ..These results suggest that women with BPD demonstrate intense and chronic negative affectivity along with high resting psychobiological arousal and attenuated psychobiological reactivity specific to laboratory stressors...
  30. pmc Attentional mechanisms of borderline personality disorder
    Michael I Posner
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:16366-70. 2002
    ..The temperamentally matched group did not differ significantly from either group. A significant correlation was found between measures of the ability to control conflict in the reaction-time task and self-reported effortful control...
  31. ncbi request reprint Patient-therapist attachment in the treatment of borderline personality disorder
    Diana Diamond
    City University of New York and the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Medical College of Cornell University, USA
    Bull Menninger Clin 67:227-59. 2003
    ..These findings suggest that optimally the therapist ought to be one step ahead of the patient in the capacity for mentalization...
  32. ncbi request reprint The Personality Disorders Institute/Borderline Personality Disorder Research Foundation randomized control trial for borderline personality disorder: rationale, methods, and patient characteristics
    John F Clarkin
    Personality Disorders Institute and Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Westchester Division, White Plains, NY 10605, USA
    J Pers Disord 18:52-72. 2004
    ..This article describes the significance and rationale of the study and the overall design, methods, plan of analysis, and demographic characteristics of the recruited sample of patients...
  33. ncbi request reprint The relationship between impulsivity, aggression, and impulsive-aggression in borderline personality disorder: an empirical analysis of self-report measures
    Kenneth L Critchfield
    New York Presbyterian Hospital, Joan and Sanford I Weill Cornell Medical College, USA
    J Pers Disord 18:555-70. 2004
    ..Implications of the present results for future research and clinical work with BPD are discussed...
  34. doi request reprint Refining the borderline personality disorder phenotype through finite mixture modeling: implications for classification
    Mark F Lenzenweger
    Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY 13902, USA
    J Pers Disord 22:313-31. 2008
    ..This proposed BPD taxonomy represents an approach to reducing heterogeneity observed among BPD patients and it may prove useful in studies seeking to understand etiologic and pathophysiologic factors as well as treatment response in BPD...
  35. ncbi request reprint Evaluating three treatments for borderline personality disorder: a multiwave study
    John F Clarkin
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center, Westchester Division, 21 Bloomingdale Rd, White Plains, NY 10605, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:922-8. 2007
    ..The authors examined three yearlong outpatient treatments for borderline personality disorder: dialectical behavior therapy, transference-focused psychotherapy, and a dynamic supportive treatment...
  36. ncbi request reprint An object relations model of borderline pathology
    John F Clarkin
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, White Plains, NY 10605, USA
    J Pers Disord 21:474-99. 2007
  37. doi request reprint Transference focused psychotherapy: overview and update
    Otto F Kernberg
    New York Presbyterian Hospital, 21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, New York 10605, USA
    Int J Psychoanal 89:601-20. 2008
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  38. ncbi request reprint Introduction to the special section on attachment theory and psychotherapy
    Joanne Davila
    Stony Brook UniversityState University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, US
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:989-93. 2006
    ..c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Psychotherapy for patients with borderline personality disorder: focusing on the mechanisms of change
    John F Clarkin
    Joan and Sanford I Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY10605, USA
    J Clin Psychol 62:405-10. 2006
    ..This special issue is devoted to the articulation of putative mechanisms of change in the psychotherapy of patients with borderline personality disorder by leading researchers in this field...
  40. ncbi request reprint The relational context of aggression in borderline personality disorder: using adult attachment style to predict forms of hostility
    Kenneth L Critchfield
    IRT Clinic, University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    J Clin Psychol 64:67-82. 2008
    ..Implications for understanding relational aspects of BPD aggression in research and clinical work are discussed...
  41. ncbi request reprint An approach to the psychobiology of personality disorders
    Michael I Posner
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 15:1093-106. 2003
    ..We consider these implications in terms of a general approach to the study of personality development and its disorders...
  42. doi request reprint Psychotherapies and lasting change
    Kenneth N Levy
    Am J Psychiatry 165:556-9. 2008
  43. ncbi request reprint Supportive psychotherapy for borderline patients: a psychoanalytic research perspective
    Ann Halsell Appelbaum
    Am J Psychoanal 62:201-2. 2002