1st Edition

How to Talk to a Borderline

By Joan Lachkar Copyright 2011
    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    In How to Talk to a Borderline, Joan Lachkar introduces Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and outlines the challenges and difficulties it presents to clinicians. She expands current understanding of BPD by outlining eight different kinds of borderline personality disorders and how each of these requires specific communication techniques and methods. Case examples are offered throughout the text and in some cases describe the kinds of partners borderlines attract. This book offers new approaches to communicating, working with, and treating borderline personality disorders while integrating more contemporary treatment methods.


    Introduction: Living in Borderland

    Chapter 1 Overview of the Borderline Personality

    What Others Have Written: From the Classic Contemporary. Freud, Klein, Masterson, (Kohut,, Kernberg, Grotstein); Newer Approaches (Marsha Linehan, A. J. Mahari (Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Walking on Eggshells, The Borderline Mother).

    Chapter 2. The Pathological Borderline

    Chapter 3. The Malignant Borderline (The Borderline the Terrorist)

    Chapter 4. The Depressive Borderline

    Chapter 5. The Obsessive-Compulsive Borderline (the Pack Rat/the Addict)

    Chapter 6. The Antisocial Borderline

    Chapter 7. The Passive-Aggressive Borderline

    Chapter 8. The Histrionic Borderline

    Chapter 9. The Cross-Cultural Borderline (Cross-Cultural Couples)

    Chapter 10. Closing Thoughts






    Joan Lachkar, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist and psychohistorian in private practice in Tarzana, California. She is the author of numerous publications on marital and political conflict, as well as the author of the successful book, How to Talk to a Narcissist. Joan Lachkar is an affiliate member and instructor at the New Center for Psychoanalysis, and is a contributing writer for The Journal of Psychohistory, FrontPage Magazine, and Family Security Matters.