Advocacy & Support for

Borderline Personality Disorder
& Complex Trauma

Webinar 3 - Evidence Based Treatments and Access

1. Introductions and learning outcomes: 00:00
2. Psychiatrist Perspective: 13:01
3. Mental Health Nurse Perspective: 23:08
4. Carers Perspective: 37:10
5. Q&A and summaries: 53:37

Audio - slidesCase studyPanellist bios

An interdisciplinary panel discuss evidence based treatments for people living with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Through an exploration of borderline personality disorder, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:
1. Identify the evidence based treatments for BPD
2. Outline the limitation and lack of available services to access evidence based treatments.
3. Identify the core principles of an example of an evidence based treatment for BPD eg: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Panelists: Dr. Martha Kent OAM (SA - Psychiatrist)
Pip Bradley (Vic - Mental Health Nurse)
Fred Ford (carer)
Facilitator: Dr. Lyn O’Grady (VIC Community Psychologist)

Funded by the Australian Government

Recommended Reading

Evidence Based Treatment 

Evidence-based treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder: implementation, integration, and stepped care.
Lois W. Choi-Kain, Elizabeth B. Albert, and John G. Gunderson.
Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 2016; 24(5): 342-356.

What Works in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder.
Lois W. Choi-Kain, Ellen F. Finch, Sara R.Masland, James A. Jenkins, Brandon T.Unruh
Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 2017, 4(1): 21-30.

Efficacy of Psychotherapies for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Ioana A Cristea, Claudio Gentili, Carmen D Cotet, Daniela Palomba, Corrado Barbui, and Pim Cuijpers.
JAMA Psychiatry 74(4): 319-328, 2017.


Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for BPD

Behavioral Tech website.
Efficacy studies of DBT in BPD.

Dialectical behaviour therapy for borderline personality and related disorders.
Alan E. Fruzzetti.
In: T. Patterson (Ed.), Comprehensive handbook of psychotherapy, Volume 2: Cognitive-behavioral approaches (pp.215-240) New York: Wiley, 2002.

Dialetical behaviour therapy for high suicide risk in individuals with borderline personality disorder: a randomized clinical trial and component analysis.
Marsha M. Linehan, Kathryn E. Korslund, Melanie S. Harned, et al. JAMA Psychiatry, 2015; 72(5): 475-482.

Open Your Mind Before You Open Your Mouth video series
A series of videos demonstrating how Dialectical Behavioral Therapy helps patients and their families.
This series was developed jointly by NEA.BPD (Dr. Alan Fruzzetti) and the National Office for Suicide Prevention in Ireland (HSE), 2014.

Emotion Regulation in BPD

Emotion regulation.
Alan E. Fruzzetti, Wendy Crook, Karen M. Erikson, Jung Eun Lee, and John M. Worrall.
In: W.T. O’Donohue & J.E.Fisher (Eds.), General principles and empirically supported techniques of cognitive behaviour therapy (pp.272-284) Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2009.

Family interaction and the development of borderline personality disorder: a transactional model.
Alan E. Fruzzetti, Chad Shenk, and Perry D. Hoffman.
Development and Psychopathology, 2005; 17: 1007-1030.

Access to Services

Personality disorder: A mental health priority area.
Brin FS Grenyer, Fiona YY Ng, Michelle L Townsend, and Sathya Rao. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2017; 51(9): 872-875.