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EP95 Workshop 22 - Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Borderline Patients - Otto Kernberg, MD

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Workshops |  Borderline |  Psychotherapy |  Personality Disorders
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 1995
Otto Kernberg, MD
3 Hours 09 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 14, 1995
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This workshop summarizes the strategy and tactics of psychodynamic psychotherapy with these patients. The role of interpretation, transference analysis, technical neutrality and countertransferenece will be emphasized. Specific technical approaches will be summarized, particularly contract setting, management of suicidal threats, paranoid regression and dishonesty in patients' communication. Finally, supportive psychotherapy with those patients who cannot be treated with an exploratory approach will be outlined.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe general principles of psychodynamic psychotherapy with borderline patients.
  2. To describe information and expertise regarding particular complications and crisis situations in the treatment of these patients. 

*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.