Intensive psychotherapy of a borderline patient.

@article{Chessick1982IntensivePO,
  title={Intensive psychotherapy of a borderline patient.},
  author={R. Chessick},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1982},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={
          413-9
        }
}
  • R. Chessick
  • Published 1982
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Archives of general psychiatry
  • A detailed case report of the long-term intensive psychotherapy of a borderline patient illustrates my approach to such patients. It also raises questions about the value of interpretations in the early phases of therapy of such patients, regardless of which conflicting theories are chosen as the basis of these interpretations. Stress is placed on the value of empathic attunement to the patient, staying with the patient through the many vicissitudes of long-term treatment, and the developmental… CONTINUE READING
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