1st Edition

Relationship Management Of The Borderline Patient
From Understanding To Treatment

ISBN 9781138004993
Published June 9, 2014 by Routledge
234 Pages

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Book Description

This volume offers guidelines for managing the therapist-patient relationship during crisis intervention and longer-term therapy with patients who exhibit borderline symptoms. Since to do no harm is the primary goal of any therapist who encounters such a patient, an appropriate therapist-patient relationship is crucial; moreover, skillful management of this relationship can, in itself, be the most effective and safe treatment. The authors present a conceptual model, based on self psychology and interpersonal theory, for reframing the borderline symptoms and the therapist's reactions. Case examples demonstrate effective relationship management and therapeutic interventions.



David L Dawson, M.D. (Edited by) ,  Harriet L MacMillan (Edited by)