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Boyer, L.B. (1977). Working with a Borderline Patient. Psychoanal Q., 46:386-424.

(1977). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 46:386-424

Working with a Borderline Patient

L. Bryce Boyer, M.D.


A summary of the treatment of a borderline patient illustrates (1) that psychoanalytic therapy with such patients is feasible within the framework of the structural hypothesis and (2) that the results of such treatment are influenced materially by the analyst's use of his emotional responses to the patient and her productions.

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