This volume focuses on treatment issues pertaining to patients with borderline psychopathology. A section on psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy (with contributors by V. Volkan, H. Searles, O. Kernberg, L. B. Boyer, and J. Oremland, among others) is followed by a section exploring a variety of alternative approaches. The latter include psychopharmacology, family therapy, milieu treatment, and hospitalization. The editors' concluding essay discusses the controversies and convergences among the different treatment approaches.
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Part 4 Issues in Treatment; Chapter 20 Six Constellations of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of Borderline Patients, Vam?k D. Volkan; Chapter 21 The Development in the Patient of an Internalized Image of the Therapist, Harold F. Searles; Chapter 22 Regression and Countertransference in the Treatment of a Borderline Patient, L. Bryce Boyer; Chapter 23 The “Unreasonable” Patient and the Psychotic Transference, Peter L. Giovacchini; Chapter 24 Diagnosis and Clinical Management of Suicidal Potential in Borderline Patients, Otto F. Kernberg; Chapter 25 Dreams in the Treatment of the Borderline Personality, Jerome D. Oremland; Chapter 26 The Borderline Concept, Bernard Brandchaft, Robert D. Stolorow; Chapter 27 An Experiential Approach to Narcissistic and Borderline Patients, Joseph D. Lichtenberg; Chapter 28 The Analysis of Autistic Character Structure in a Borderline Patient, Daniel Paul; Part 5 Issues in Treatment; Chapter 29 The Role of Psychopharmacology in the Treatment of Borderline Patients, Allen Pack; Chapter 30 Shame in the Family Relationships of Borderline Patients, Melvin R. Lansky; Chapter 31 Family Therapy and the Borderline Patient, Saul L. Brown; Chapter 32 Toward A Theory for Milieu Treatment of Hospitalized Borderline Patients, Svein Haugsgjerd; Chapter 33 Inpatient Hospitalization for Borderline Patients, Melvin Singer; Chapter 34 Therapeutic Treatment of Borderline Patients by Nonanalytic Practitioners, Marion F. Solomon; Chapter 35 Convergence and Controversy, James S. Grotstein, Joan A. Lang, Marion F. Solomon; Chapter 36 Toward a New Understanding of the Borderline, James S. Grotstein, Joan A. Lang, Marion F. Solomon;