Synopses & Reviews
Borderline conditions are a growing presence in the treatment room, yet they are uncommonly resistant to treatment. Dr. Kernberg and his colleagues have already articulated the modality they call Transference-Focused Psychotherapy. Now, in an unusually textured elaboration, they confront the complications that limit treatabilityco-existing psychopathologies, early trauma/dissociation, problems endemic to the therapeutic situation (attachment disturbances, erotic transferences)and bring new rounds of clinical ammunition to meet those challenges.
"Borderline conditions are a growing presence in the treatment room, yet they are uncommonly resistant to treatment. Dr. Kernberg and his colleagues have already articulated the modality they call Tran"
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-278) and index.
About the Author
Otto Kernberg, M.D., an international authority on borderline treatment and a leader in psychoanalytic thought, is Director of the Personality Disorders Institute at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where the associate authors, all practicing clinicians, collaborate in research.
Table of Contents
Borderline patients and transference-focused psychotherapy --Factors that shape borderline personality disorder --Treatment dilemmas arising from misdiagnoses --Sadomasochism --Narcissism and psychopathy --Impact of attachment status --Schizoid states and paranoid regression --Depression and suicidality --Trauma, sexual pathology, and acting out --Erotic transferences and countertransferences --Using dream material --Transference-focused psychotherapy combined with pharmacotherapy --Transference-focused psychotherapy in sequence with other modalities.