This workshop will demonstrate the clinical application of developmental, self, and object relations theory to psychotherapy with borderline and narcissistic patients - both shorter and longer term. After brief orienting remarks by Dr. Masterson, the participants will present their clinical material for discussion. This material can vary from single interactions to vignettes to longer presentations. Particular attention will be paid to the role of therapeutic neutrality and countertransference. This is a repeat offering of Wednesday's workshop.
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.
IC01 Short Course 07 - The Use of Ericksonian Hypnosis in the Treatment of Borderlines and Addictions - IIana H. Oren, PhD
Borderline personality is an underlying character structure, marked by a fragmented sense of
identity and maladaptive patterns of perceiving, behaving and relating to others. The Borderline is
stuck in "yes, but!" or "I hate you! Don't leave me!" stance. In order to get the habitually
oppositional patient to respond, the therapist needs to structure the therapeutic messages in a
way that they are not easily recognized on a conscious level. Ericksonian hypnosis paves the
There is widespread professional discomfort about entering into a therapeutic relationship with a Borderline patient. This workshop addresses suggested treatment strategies for reducing affective arousal and distress, helping to build tolerance skills and creating a collaborative non- threatening atmosphere in which the patient can learn to problem-solve and take healthy risks. A beginner's overview of Ericksonian hypnosis will be included.
Have you worked with the patient who one day idealized you and next devalued your skills? The Borderline, who finds refuge in food addiction. Borderline personality is an underlying character structure, marked by a fragmented sense of identity and maladaptive patterns of perceiving, behaving and relating to others. Food provides a soothing antidote to feeling of shame, betrayal and the longing for a positive mother. Ericksonian hypnosis paves the way to reach the habitually oppositional patient.
Have you worked with a patient who one day idealized you and the other devalued your skills? The Borderline, who finds refuge in Food Addiction. Borderline personality is an underlying character structure, marked by a fragmented sense of identity and maladaptive patterns of perceiving, behaving and relating to others. Food provides a soothing antidote to feelings of shame, betrayal and the longing for a positive mother. Brief Ericksonian Solutions paved the way to reach the habitually oppositional patient who is addicted to carbohydrates.
This workshop will describe several hypnotic techniques that can be used in the treatment of patients who have bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and psychosis. These techniques will help treatment of emotion regulation, relationship improvement, symptom management, etc, specific for the mentally ill. Cases will illustrate the use of the techniques.
This workshop clarifies the Hypnotic aspects of Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorder, and demonstrates easy ways to alter the trances that perpetuate the disorder. It begins by destabilizing the beliefs and behaviors that perpetuate the disorders and replaces those behaviors with more effective ones arising from the natural relationship and who the person is.