The problem of reinterpretive distortions in group psychotherapy with borderline patients

Sanford Drob, Sunita Stewart, Harold Bernard

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Abstract

Group psychotherapy with borderline patients is challenging work. A group in which the core of patients falls within this nosological category is described. The phrase "reinterpretive distortion" is used to characterize an aspect of these patients' communication style which makes their effective treatment quite difficult. Examples of the phenomenon are offered, as is an explanation of the dynamics which give rise to it and the functions it seems to serve. Effective ways to deal with reinterpretive distortions in the group psychotherapy context are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-22
Number of pages9
JournalGroup
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

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