Treatment of the Borderline Personality

Eda Goldstein, DSW, BCD, Professor Emeritus of Social Work at NYU Silver School of Social Work, discusses the practical application of theory to treating borderline patients. Dr. Goldstein employs a flexible approach, emphasizing the necessity of tailoring therapeutic interventions to borderline patients’ individual needs.

Target audience:  Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses

This CE course is designated as intermediate.

You can read the text of this interview and/or access the audio to the interview via your computer's MP3 player.


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the difference between the conflict model and the deficit model in treating borderline patients; and
  • Discuss the selective use of self-disclosure with borderline patients.
  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Part 1: Interview with Eda Goldstein, DSW, BCD
  • Part 2: Audio Version of Interview
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Subject matter expert:

Eda Goldstein, DSW, BCD,  is Professor Emeritus of Social Work at NYU Silver School of Social Work. She is in private practice, consults with various New York area hospitals, and is a consulting editor of the Clinical Social Work Journal and the Journal of Analytic Social Work.

Receiving her under-graduate and masters degrees from the University of Chicago, Dr. Goldstein completed her doctoral studies at Columbia University. She has extensive clinical experience in in-patient psychiatric settings and in private practice, and she co-directed a research project on borderline disorders along with Dr. Otto Kernberg at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Goldstein has authored over thirty publications including the books, Ego Psychology and Social Work Practice; Borderline Disorders: A Clinicians Guide; and she co-edited Clinical Social Work With Maltreated Children and Their Families: An Introduction to Practice.

Dr. Goldstein has written a second edition of her book on ego psychology and a book entitled, Self-Psychology and Object Relations Theory in Social Work. Her article, Self Disclosure and Treatment: What Therapists Do and Don't Talk About, appeared in the Clinical Social Work Journal.

Interviewer:

Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, is a graduate of the Smith College School for Social Work and the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. President of the Illinois Society for Clinical Social Work for two terms, she co-chaired the 20th Anniversary Clinical Conference of the Clinical Social Work Federation, and chaired the Search Committee for President/Dean of the Institute for Clinical Social Work. After working for 13 years in child psychiatric settings and 30 years in private practice, she is now founder and president of On Good Authority, and an expert interviewer.

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