Management of Countertransference With Borderline Patients is an open and detailed discussion of the emotional reactions that clinicians experience when treating borderline patients. This book provides a systematic approach to managing countertransference that legitimizes the therapist's reactions and shows ways to use them therapeutically with the patient.
This comprehensive volume � includes an overview of common countertransference feelings that arise in treating borderline patients� describes various aspects of countertransference management� illustrates these aspects with detailed clinical vignettes� covers gender issues in countertransference� presents a detailed examination of countertransference when the therapist is pregnant
Management of Countertransference With Borderline Patients serves as a clinical guide for all mental health professionals seeking to avoid boundary violations in their clinical work.
Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., is Professor and Director of the Baylor Psychiatry Clinic at the Baylor College of Medicine and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute in Houston, Texas. He was previously Director of the Menninger Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Gabbard is the author or editor of sixteen books and currently is joint Editor-in-Chief and Editor for North America of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. His numerous awards include the 2000 Mary Sigourney Award for outstanding contributions to psychoanalysis. Sallye M. Wilkinson, Ph.D., is Staff Psychologist and Assistant Unit Director in the Children's Division of The Menninger Clinic and a candidate in the Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis.
Introduction. Overview of countertransference with borderline patients. Establishment of optimal distance. On victims, rescuers, and abusers. On holding, containment, and thinking one's own thoughts. Reactions to rage and hatred. Sexual feelings and gender issues. Use of therapist self-disclosure. Splitting. Supervision and consultation. Therapeutic aspects of managing countertransference. Index.