Thomas Twyman, MSSW, Cert.Psya., Co-Director of Clinical Studies
Psya.D., Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis.
Cert.Psya., Boston Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, 1993.
M.S.S., Boston University School of Social Work, 1978.
M.Div., Virginia Theological Seminary, 1965.
Psychoanalysis, maligned from a variety of perspectives for the last several decades, now finds itself once again, on the cutting edge of the exploration of what makes us humans so human. To be involved in such exploration is indeed a rewarding and fulfilling endeavor.
The understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of what is called "the borderline condition." A few of my questions are: from what exactly does the borderline patient suffer, how did he get this way, what is necessary if he is to be helped? I wonder if the borderline condition is in itself a third and distinct condition, not simply some sort of variation or mixture of neurosis and/or psychosis.