Treating Borderline States in Marriage: Dealing with Oppositionalism, Ruthless Aggression, and Severe Resistance / Edition 1

Treating Borderline States in Marriage: Dealing with Oppositionalism, Ruthless Aggression, and Severe Resistance / Edition 1

by Charles C. McCormack
ISBN-10:
0765701901
ISBN-13:
9780765701909
Pub. Date:
02/28/2000
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.

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Treating Borderline States in Marriage: Dealing with Oppositionalism, Ruthless Aggression, and Severe Resistance / Edition 1

Personality disordered couples often seem impervious to change, leaving even the most skillful therapist frustrated, entangled, and at wit's end. Unable to tolerate their fear and pain, these couples reactively act out and engage in ruthless personal attacks against self, spouse, and therapist. Charles McCormack has constructed a new therapeutic approach to work with the acting-out, primitive defenses, and undifferentiated dyadic relationships characteristic of these troubled and troublesome couples.In therapy, the underlying dynamics and motivations of such provocative behavior are brought to awareness, as the therapist allows himself to identify with his own primitive self. McCormack describes this process with detailed clinical vignettes of both the verbal exchanges of the couple and the therapist's inner experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765701909
Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/2000
Series: Library of Object Relations Series
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.27(d)

About the Author

Charles C. McCormack, MSW, BCD, holds masters degrees from Loyola College of Baltimore in psychology and the University of Maryland in social work. Over the past twenty-six years, he has worked in a variety of outpatient settings and was the Senior Social Worker of Long-Term Inpatient Services at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital.

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