Primer of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for the Borderline Patient / Edition 1

Primer of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for the Borderline Patient / Edition 1

by Frank E. Yeomans, John F. Clarkin, Otto F. Kernberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765703556

ISBN-13: 9780765703552

Pub. Date: 07/01/2002

Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.

Treating borderline patients is one of the most challenging areas in psychotherapy because of the patient's extreme emotional expressions, the strain it places on the therapist, and the danger of the patient acting out and harming himself or the therapeutic relationship. Many clinicians consider this patient population difficult, if not impossible, to treat.

Overview

Treating borderline patients is one of the most challenging areas in psychotherapy because of the patient's extreme emotional expressions, the strain it places on the therapist, and the danger of the patient acting out and harming himself or the therapeutic relationship. Many clinicians consider this patient population difficult, if not impossible, to treat. However, in recent years dedicated experts have focused their clinical and research efforts on the borderline patient and have produced treatments that increase our success in working with borderline patients. Transference-Focused Therapy (TFP) is psychodynamic treatment designed especially for borderline patients. This book provides a concise and comprehensive introduction to TFP that will be useful both to experienced clinicians and also to students of psychotherapy. TFP has its roots in object relations and it emphasizes that the transference is the key to understanding and producing change. The patient's internal world of object representations unfolds and is lived in the transference with the therapist. The therapist listens for and makes use of the relationship that is revealed through words, silence, or, as often occurs in the case of individuals with some borderline personality disorder, acting out in subtle or not-so-subtle ways. This primer offers clinicians a way to understand and then use the transference and countertransference for change in the patient.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765703552
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.47(h) x 0.94(d)

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