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EP09 Workshop 25 – Complications in the Treatment of Borderline Patients – Otto Kernberg, MD

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Workshops |  Borderline |  Psychotherapy |  Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP)
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2009
Otto Kernberg, MD
2 Hours 27 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 10, 2009
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This workshop will focus on the complications in psychodynamic treatment with Transference Focused Psychotherapy. It will explore the management of suicidal and parasuicidal behavior, disruptive of the treatment, severe acting out in and outside the sessions, dishonesty, severe affect storms, and primitive forms of aggression. The treatment of trauma, paranoid regression, erotization, and secondary gain will complement this workshop.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To list the most frequent complications in the treatment of borderline patients.
  2. To describe how to continue a strict treatment limit setting with an attitude of technical neutrality.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Otto Kernberg, MD, is a psychoanalyst and professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is most widely known for his psychoanalytic theories on borderline personality organization and narcissistic pathology. Director of the Personality Disorders Institute at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division, and Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Kernberg is a Past-President of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He is also Training and Supervising Analyst of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Dr. Kernberg is the author of twelve books and co-author of twelve others. His most recent books are Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality: Focusing on Object Relations and Handbook of Dynamic Psychotherapy for Higher Level Personality Pathology.