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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


MARTINEZ RODRIGUEZ, José Manuel  and  MARTIN CABRERO, Beatriz. Relational psychotherapy of Borderline Personality Disorder, I. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2015, vol.35, n.125, pp.19-35. ISSN 2340-2733.

The current article is the first part of two devoted to Relational Psychotherapy in Borderline Personality disorders. Although a lot of Psychotherapy models support the idea that meaningful relationships in childhood with significant people are at the base of personality development not all think about therapeutic relationship as the main tool to achieve personal change. In this article the basic principles of Relational movement, one that is currently helping different psychotherapy schools to get closer, are described. Then the development of meaningful approaches to Borderline Personality Disorder psychotherapy is summarized. The last part presents the basic principles of a Relational Psychotherapy of these disorders with an approach which underlines therapeutic relationship and the involvement and attunement of psychotherapist as the core of treatment.

Keywords : Borderline Personality Disorder; Psychotherapy; Relational Psychotherapy; Transactional Analysis; Integrative Psychotherapy; Relational Psychoanalysis.

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