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ERIC Number: ED422533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 70
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The Effects of Countertransference on the Therapist Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: A Review of the Literature.
Capodanno, Karin H.
The purpose of this paper is to review and critique the literature on the effects of countertransference on the life of the therapist treating patients with borderline personality disorder. Countertransference has long been recognized as an integral component of the therapeutic relationship and may have far reaching effects on both the professional and private life of the therapist. Several factors indicated by the research to be essential in understanding countertransference and its importance in treatment of borderline patients are reviewed. Current views on the psychosocial and neurological etiology of borderline personality disorder are included. Under "Countertransference Issues" the definition of countertransference is explored as it relates to patients with borderline personality disorders, and the broadening of the definition to include countertransference as an intrarelational phenomenon. "Treatment Issues" includes "Psychodynamic Treatment,""Alternative Forms of Treatment,""Dialectical Behavior Therapy," and a discussion of the treatment contract. "The Effects of Countertransference on the Therapist" discusses "Education and Training,""Boundary Violations,""Termination Issues,""Violence Against Therapists," and "Therapist Well-Functioning and Self-Care." The paper concludes with a summary of the findings. (Contains 110 references and 1 figure.) (EMK)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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