Fundamentals of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy: by Richard G. Hersh, Eve Caligor, Frank E. Yeomans

By Richard G. Hersh, Eve Caligor, Frank E. Yeomans

This booklet bargains transparent, useful, and easy innovations for treating sufferers with character issues. The pursuits of the ebook are twofold: 1) to explain the basic components of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP), an evidence-based remedy for Borderline character illness, and a pair of) to explain how center rules and methods of TFP can be utilized in a number of settings to enhance scientific administration of sufferers with a large spectrum of character pathology, even if sufferers aren't engaged in person psychotherapy. a brief advent outlines in concise language the center components of TFP and its origins in item family members conception. The e-book then takes the clinician during the strategy of: 1) entire analysis, 2) negotiation of the therapy body, and three) the overarching techniques, ideas, and strategies utilized in the person therapy, together with precious, available medical vignettes. next chapters construct at the literature of TFP in person psychotherapy, broadening its functions to incorporate trouble administration, family members engagement, inpatient psychiatry, pharmacotherapy, scientific settings, psychiatry residency training.

Fundamentals of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy is a invaluable source for psychiatrists, psychologists, and all different doctors treating sufferers struggling with Borderline character affliction, and different serious character affliction presentations.

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Repression-based defenses (repression, isolation of affect, intellectualization, reaction formation) can confer more flexibility and are considered “mature,” while splitting-­based defenses (projection and projective identification, denial, alternating idealization and devaluation, omnipotent control) are more closely associated with personality rigidity and volatility. Role Reversal An expectable pattern of behavior marked by a shift in the relationship between the patient and therapist. , empowered or demanding) previously ascribed to the therapist, or (b) attributes to the therapist certain characteristics while simultaneously demonstrating these characteristics himself or herself Secondary Gain of Illness The attention, support, or accommodations that might be provided for a symptomatic patient; secondary gain of illness may serve as a motivation, conscious or unconscious.

Depressive Position A term used to convey a patient’s ability to hold seemingly contradictory ideas simultaneously, allowing for a tempered, nuanced experience of self and others. This state is also marked by the patient’s increased capacity for taking responsibility for aggressive behaviors and wishes. Interpretation The therapist’s hypothesis, offered to the patient as one possible way of understanding a particular conflict the patient has described, with the goal of making sense of aspects of the patient’s experience or behavior that on the surface seems irrational or contradictory.

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