Another Chance to be Real : Attachment and Object Relations Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
Object relations theory has been useful in understanding borderline personality disorder, and from this theoretical orientation have emerged effective approaches to its treatment. However, treatment based on the object relations model has tended to emphasize only the structural and technical facets of the psychotherapy enterprise, i.e., the frame of therapy, therapeutic neutrality, and interventions strategies, etc. In Another Chance to Be Real, Donald and Deanda Roberts argue that the incorporation of attachment theory and research enhances the effectiveness of treatment by expanding the clinical focus to include relational and process factors.
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- Paperback | 186 pages
- 152.4 x 220.98 x 17.78mm | 294.83g
- 30 Dec 2007
- Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
- Northvale NJ, United States
Finally, a book that bridges the gap between theory, affective neuroscience, and the art of psychotherapy. With stunning clarity regarding object relations theory, more than three decades of experience as highly respected clinicians, and access to the latest research regarding emotion regulation and the dynamics of attachment, these fine authors have crafted a book that is as readable as it is essential to read. This state-of-the-art volume is crucial for anyone seeking to understand current affective research and its application to the healing of difficult to treat patients. These pages stand out as among the most important written regarding an integration of theory, research, and treatment in the past decade. -- Kent Hoffman, Bert Powell, and Glen Cooper Co-Originators of, Co-Originators of the Circle of Security This book eloquently describes the normal process of attachment and how disorders of this process lead to a Borderline Personality Disorder. The writing is clear and concise. Emphasizing that the psychotherapy requires affect attunement, as well as therapeutic interventions, the authors illustrate how the therapist takes into account the patient's intrapsychic structure in the way he or she talks to the patient. I recommend this book to all therapists to increase and solidify their therapeutic approach to the Borderline Personality Disorder. -- James F. Masterson, M.D., director, the Masterson Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
About Donald D. Roberts
Donald D. Roberts, Ph.D. is on the faculty at The Masterson Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Spokane, Washington, where he also maintains a private practice that emphasizes treatment of the personality disorders. Deanda Sylte Roberts, M.A. has maintained a private practice in Spokane, Washington for over 30 years, specializing in individual counseling and psychotherapy, marital therapy, and supervision of psychotherapists.