volume 48, issue 4, P407-421 2020
DOI: 10.1521/pdps.2020.48.4.407
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Richard G. Hersh

Abstract: Kernberg's structural interview integrates exploration of elements of personality organization into the standard initial psychiatric evaluation. The structural interview approach, while essential to transference-focused psychotherapy for patients with borderline personality disorder, is not limited to use in that context. Following the model of the structural interview, clinicians ask a series of questions, which elucidate elements of personality pathology, thereby facilitating comprehensive diagnosis, guidin…

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