A Primer of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for the Borderline Patient

Editor : Frank E. Yeomans, Editor : Otto F. Kernberg, Editor : John F. Clarkin

A Primer of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for the Borderline Patient

Book Details

  • Publisher : Jason Aronson
  • Published : 2002
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 284
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 86900
  • ISBN 13 : 9780765703552
  • ISBN 10 : 0765703556

Also by John F. Clarkin

Also by Otto F. Kernberg

Also by Frank E. Yeomans

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Treating borderline patients is one of the most challenging areas in psychotherapy because of the patient's extreme emotional expressions, the strain it places on the therapist, and the danger of the patient acting out and harming himself or the therapeutic relationship. Many clinicians consider this patient population difficult, if not impossible, to treat. However, in recent years dedicated experts have focused their clinical and research efforts on the borderline patient and have produced treatments that increase our success in working with borderline patients. Transference-Focused Therapy (TFP) is psychodynamic treatment designed especially for borderline patients. This book provides a concise and comprehensive introduction to TFP that will be useful both to experienced clinicians and also to students of psychotherapy. TFP has its roots in object relations and it emphasizes that the transference is the key to understanding and producing change. The patient's internal world of object representations unfolds and is lived in the transference with the therapist. The therapist listens for and makes use of the relationship that is revealed through words, silence, or, as often occurs in the case of individuals with some borderline personality disorder, acting out in subtle or not-so-subtle ways. This primer offers clinicians a way to understand and then use the transference and countertransference for change in the patient.

About the Editor(s)

Frank E. Yeomans, M.D., Ph.D., is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Director of Training at the Personality Disorders Institute of New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Director of the Personality Studies Institute in New York City.

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Otto F. Kernberg, M.D., is Director of the Personality Disorders Institute at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division, and Professor of Psychiatry at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University, New York City. He is a training and supervising analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and is a past president of the International Psychoanalytical Association.

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John F. Clarkin, Ph.D., is Co-Director of the Personality Disorder Institute at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division, and Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University in New York City. He is Past President of the International Society for Psychotherapy Research.

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