Reinterpreting the Borderline is a unique, timely, and comprehensive analysis of Heidegger's philosophy and its relevance to the clinical fields of psychiatry, psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis. By applying these philosophical ideas to developmental models and clinical treatments of borderline personality disorder, Cammell explores the fundamentally relational, embodied, affective, temporal, and technical aspects of existence that become problematized in the experience of the borderline --both for the suffering individual and the concerned clinician. Reinterpreting the Borderline provides a rich and complex study toward simultaneously overcoming the divide between theory and practice, philosophy and psychotherapy, and finally the borderline between suffering individuals and their concerned clinicians.
Paul Cammell, PhD, is a psychiatrist, academic, and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, originally trained in philosophy. While he practices at Flinders Medical Centre and teaches at Flinders University, South Australia, he also serves as a Regional Director and National Chair of psychotherapy training for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry.