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CAVALHEIRO, Carine Viegas  and  MELO, Wilson Vieira. Therapeutic relationship with borderline patients in dialectical behavior therapy. Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2016, vol.22, n.3, pp. 579-595. ISSN 1677-1168.

The therapeutic relationship has been highlighted as one of the main factors related to emotional regulation in patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) sets the therapeutic relationship as one of its therapeutic pillars due to the use of the relationship as a means of persuasion and change maladaptive behavior. Several studies have indicated that this has been an effective approach in the treatment of BPD and is currently the first-line treatment of choice. This study aims to explore the therapeutic relationship with borderline patients in TCD through a literature reviewed. Observing essential factors of the therapeutic relationship such as empathy, protection, care, flexibility, versatility, consistency and commitment. While these factors must be present in every therapeutic relationship, the TPB require special attention. The TCD demonstrates articulate the factors of the therapeutic relationship in order to contribute to greater patient engagement in treatment

Keywords : Therapist-patient relation; Borderline personality disorder; Dialectical behavior therapy.

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