chapter  6
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Body, Style, and Psychotherapy: Varda Dascal


In his book Neurotic styles, David Shapiro employs the term “style” in the sense of “a form or mode of functioning-the way or a manner of a given area of behavior-that is identiable in an individual through a range of

his specic acts” (Shapiro, 1965, p. 1). I believe that this notion, originally from literary and arts studies, is extremely pertinent to the topic. I will therefore develop and apply it in this chapter and consider some of the results of my own clinical practice and research in relation to this broad concept of style.