Brings the contribution of the developmental perspective to treatment.
Patricia Chatham's Treatment of the Borderline Personality is an excellent, scholarly overview and integration of the psychodynamic perspective on treatment of individuals with borderline personality disorder. The use of three continuous cases throughout the book illustrates the diversity as well as some of the problems with attempts to integrate theoretical approaches and practical reality. This book is a rich, readable, clinically oriented description of the psychodynamic-developmental perspective based on the four theoretical psychoanalytic schools: structural, ego psychology, object relations, and self-psychology. Dr. Chatham draws heavily on Kernberg, whose views she presents in a coherent form.--David Adler "American Journal of Psychotherapy "