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Psychodynamic psychotherapies for borderline personality disorders. Current developments and challenges ahead

  • Miguel Angel Gonzalez-Torres (a1)

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This article summarises the current position of evidence-based psychodynamic psychotherapies aimed at the treatment of borderline personality disorder – mentalisation-based treatment and transference-focused psychotherapy – noting the main challenges they face, especially in the area of dissemination.

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Psychodynamic psychotherapies for borderline personality disorders. Current developments and challenges ahead

  • Miguel Angel Gonzalez-Torres (a1)
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