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PsycCRITIQUESA Primer of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for the Borderline Patient provides an excellent introduction and resource guide for object-relations therapy for these [borderline] patients.
This is an excellent introductory and reference source for object-relations therapy with borderline patients. It is user-friendly and practical in its discussions of theory, technique, and long-term considerations for ethical and therapeutic pitfalls. An abundance of resource and bibliographic references are provided to direct the reader to more in-depth discussions of the key topics. The text provides a road map for the budding therapist when encountering splitting, therapeutic boundaries, and threats to the treatment contract. Excellent examples are provided to illustrate the identification of negative object dyads and ways they are manifest in transference material.