Treatment of patients in the borderline spectrum: an overview.

  title={Treatment of patients in the borderline spectrum: an overview.},
  author={William W Meissner},
  journal={American journal of psychotherapy},
  volume={47 2},
My purpose here has been to provide no more than a brief overview of an approach to the therapy of borderline patients in the framework of a spectrum view of this complex pathology. While the perspective, generated within a tripartite framework of alliance, transference, and countertransference, allows the therapist a sense of orientation and direction in pursuing the therapeutic work with these patients, it can provide little more than guidelines, a theoretical context for thinking about the… CONTINUE READING

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