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Praeger Publishers Release "Understanding Personality Disorders" Written by FGCU Professor

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University recently announced the publication of "Understanding Personality Disorders" written by professor of criminal forensics studies Duane L. Dobbert to assist readers in understanding the nature and behavioral manifestations of those afflicted with personality disorders.

"Understanding Personality Disorders" is written for multiple audiences. Blending diagnostic criteria with scenarios, the book helps readers to understand that they are victims of the personality disordered individuals rather than accept guilt for uncomfortable and anxiety ridden circumstances.

Praeger Publishers, a member of the Greenwood Publishing Group in Westport, Conn., is internationally recognized as the most prestigious publishers in the social sciences and humanities since 1949. Praeger announced the release of this book to colleges, universities and libraries of North America and the United Kingdom.

Dobbert's first book "Understanding Sexual Predators" published by Praeger in 2004, has received national and international recognition, including endorsement by the British Journal of Criminology of Oxford University. Dobbert utilizes his theoretical perspectives to train school bus operators and child abduction response teams, or CART, throughout the United States.

Dobbert has more than 35 years of professional experience in the criminal justice system, including the area of forensic psychology, and has conducted thousands of interviews with sexual predators to identify precursor behaviors shown by people preparing to act on disordered thinking.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties. He also serves as Praeger's Forensic Psychology Series Editor.

For more information, contact Dobbert at (239) 590-7816.

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