Offers an effective, standardized model of therapy that will limit the ability of a person diagnosed with borderline personality disorder to derail the therapists efforts. Built on a 6-year treatment comparison trial, the model detailed here focuses on the current relationships in the patients life. By zeroing in on the affective significance of the patients lifelong search for more gratifying & secure relationships, the therapist can address a key feature of the disorder found in all its subtypes. Includes extensive clinical examples. Useful in a broad range of treatment settings. Can be used by psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, & nurses.