The purpose of this module is to present an exploration of treatment of individuals with borderline personality disorder from the object relations perspective.
Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Therapists
FRANK SUMMERS, Ph.D. Frank Summers, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychiatry and the behavioral sciences at Northwestern University and holds faculty positions both at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. His previous book Object Relations Theory and Psychopathology, has been hailed as the best available survey of contemporary psychoanalytic theory and technique. In his current book Transcending the Self, Dr. Summers provides case discussions demonstrating how psychoanalytic therapy informed by an object relations model can affect radical personality change. Dr. Summers maintains a private practice in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Chicago.