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Kernberg, O.F. (2016). New Developments in Transference Focused Psychotherapy. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 97(2):385-407.

(2016). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 97(2):385-407

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

New Developments in Transference Focused Psychotherapy Language Translation

Otto F. Kernberg

(Accepted for publication 26 June 2014)

This paper will summarize recent clinical developments in the treatment of borderline patients at the Personality Disorders Institute at Cornell. The experiences under review will include the careful, ongoing monitoring of developments in the patient's life outside the sessions, and their consideration in diagnosing affective dominance during the hours. Other issues include the discussion of a ‘second chance’ approach to contract violations; the assessment and concern with the patient's assumption of responsibility for himself; the contradictions between actual behavior patterns and life goals, and between personality potentials and present functioning; the technical implications of particular constellations of regressive narcissistic features; drug dependence and antisocial behavior; and life goals and treatment goals.

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