The mechanisms of change in the treatment of borderline personality disorder with transference focused psychotherapy.

@article{Levy2006TheMO,
  title={The mechanisms of change in the treatment of borderline personality disorder with transference focused psychotherapy.},
  author={Kenneth N. Levy and John F. Clarkin and Frank E. Yeomans and Lori Scott and Rachel H. Wasserman and Otto Kernberg},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={62 4},
  pages={481-501}
}
We address how Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) conceptualizes mechanisms in the cause and maintenance of borderline personality disorder (BPD) as well as change mechanisms both within the patient and in terms of specific therapists' interventions that engender patient change. Mechanisms of change at the level of the patient involve the integration of polarized representations of self and others; mechanisms of change at the level of the therapist's interventions include the structured… CONTINUE READING