Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 25–31 | Cite as

Crises and Turning-Points in the Psychotherapy of a Borderline Adolescent: Poetry as a Marker of Progress

  • Michael A. Simpson


This article is a case-history of the stormy psychotherapy of a young man with borderline syndrome involving powerful self-hatred and self-destructive urges. His progress in therapy was marked by distinct changes in the poetry he wrote for his therapist.


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. Simpson
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  1. 1.National Center for Psychological & Traumatic StreesUSA

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