A combined approach of group and individual therapy to the treatment of patients suffering from a borderline personality disorder
Journal/Book: Dynam Psych. 1999; 32: Kantstrasse 120/121, D-10625 Berlin, Germany. Pinel-Verlag Fur Humanistische Psych Philos. 228-241.
Abstract: In the present paper the author describes a combined single and group psychotherapy of borderline patients with severe traumatic experiences during a period of three years. The aim of this study was to obtain a better understanding of the borderline personality disorder by integrating research findings of the attachment theory. The simultaneous single and group psychotherapy was supervised weekly by the author to avoid pathological splitting by the patients and to handle with their aggressive impulses. Creating a therapeutic group matrix seems to be necessary for an integrated psychotherapy of severely ill borderline patients. The described research project was supported by local health authorities and a second project was planned by the author.
Note: Article de Zulueta F, Maudsley Hosp, Traumat Stress Serv, London SE5 8AZ, ENGLAND
Keyword(s): POSTTRAUMATIC-STRESS-DISORDER; ADAPTATION