Borderline Personality Disorder: Tailoring the Psychotherapy to the Patient (Hardback)
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Borderline Personality Disorder: Tailoring the Psychotherapy to the Patient (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 30/04/1996
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Borderline Personality Disorder: Tailoring the Psychotherapy to the Patient explores the challenge of treating patients with borderline personality disorder. These patients make up a large segment of the difficult-to-treat population. The instability of their relationships, the intensity of their affective responses, and their proneness to paranoid reactions all contribute to their difficulty in working consistently and constructively in the psychotherapeutic situation. When one adds these difficult patient problems to the therapist's quandary about how expressive or supportive to be, therapists are indeed often confronted with a challenging therapeutic task. The book begins with a review of the clinical and research literature pertaining to the treatment of borderline patients. It presents a unique, empirically based intensive study of three borderline patients, based on transcripts of audiotaped therapy sessions. The research methodology is reviewed, and clinically oriented descriptions of the three patients, their psychotherapy processes, and their outcomes are included. Following an overall summary of results, conclusions regarding the differential indications for supportive versus expressive emphasis in psychotherapy are discussed. In their research, the authors recorded every psychotherapy session and studied a randomly selected group of sessions. Therefore, the reader is provided with increased insight into what is most effective with what kind of patient at a given point in the therapy process.

Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
ISBN: 9780880486897
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 229 x 150 x 25 mm


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" "Borderline Personality Disorder" is an interesting and unique book.... Psychoanalysts and psychotherapy researchers are encouraged to take a careful look at this book.... [T]his book makes several important contributions. One is that is makes a rigorous clinical-quantitative inroad into the understanding and treatment of some borderline patients--a further documentation of their heterogeneity, the great importance of tailoring treatments to individual needs and capacities, and the value of support and of tolerance for limited outcomes. The book also documents the continued clinical and research value of rigorous individual case studies, and provides a harbinger of future analytic treatment research."-- "Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association"


"All of this material, including a review of the literature, is a gold mine of information for every therapist interested in the borderline patient. It is well organized and well written. The care that these clinicians took with this project shines through on every page."-- "Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic"


"This exceptionally clearly written book will be of interest to anyone who attempts psychotherapy with borderline patients... this is a stimulating, well-produced book that I highly recommend to anyone involved in the intensive psychotherapy of psychoanalysis of borderline patients. The authors are to be congratulated for producing this fine work and encouraged to enlarge on it with a study of more patients."-- "Richard D. Chessick, M.D., Ph.D., American Journal of Psychiatry"

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