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How can transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP) help general psychiatrists working with patients with borderline personality disorder?: COMMENTARY ON… MANAGING THE CLINICAL ENCOUNTER WITH PATIENTS WITH BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER IN A GENERAL PSYCHIATRY SETTING

  • William Burbridge-James (a1)

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Transference-focused psychotherapy concepts and techniques have much to offer experienced psychiatrists and psychiatrists in training in their work with patients with borderline personality disorder and, as a consequence, help address the stigmatisation of this group of patients and improve their clinical care.

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W.B.-J. is chair of the Specialty Advisory Committee of the Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy, RCPsych, with governance for the content and delivery of the curriculum for psychotherapy training of trainee psychiatrists in the UK.

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Correspondence Dr William Burbridge-James, The Taylor Centre, Warrior House, 42–82 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2LZ, UK. Email: william.burbridge-james@nhs.net

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How can transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP) help general psychiatrists working with patients with borderline personality disorder?: COMMENTARY ON… MANAGING THE CLINICAL ENCOUNTER WITH PATIENTS WITH BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER IN A GENERAL PSYCHIATRY SETTING

  • William Burbridge-James (a1)
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