In the past ten years, DBT has become more widely practiced and available. Research has expanded the scope of treatment possibilities and family stories have helped reduce the stigma. Only a few years ago, a Time Magazine cover proclaimed: Borderline Personality: the Disorder Doctors Fear the Most.

Now, thanks to widely available resources, conferences and the effectiveness of the treatment, stigma is reduced and family members are engaged in helping their relatives lead hopeful lives. This section contains some links to important resources. Take a look.


The Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder

By Alan E. Fruzzetti, PhD

Finding Peace in Your Family Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder

By Blaise Aguirre, MD
& Gillian Galen, PsyD

Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

A BPD Brief

By John Gunderson

An Introduction to Borderline Personality Disorder – Diagnosis, Origins, Course and Treatment

Understanding and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

By John G. Gunderson, MD &
and Perry D Hoffman, PhD

A Guide For Professionals And Families

The High Conflict Couple

By Alan E. Fruzzetti, PhD

A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide To Finding Peace, Intimacy and Validation.

Radical Acceptance

By Tara Brach

Embracing Your Life With The Heart Of A Buddha

The Buddha & The Borderline

By Kiera Van Gelder

 My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy


How to Sit

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Author of Living Buddha, Living Christ

Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Author of Living Buddha, Living Christ

Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

By Shari Y. Manning, PhD

How To Keep Out Of Control Emotions From Destroying Your Relationship

The Mindfulness Solutions For Intense Emotions:Take Control of Borderline Personality Disorder with DBT

by Cedar Koons

The Mindfulness Solution for Intense Emotions offers breakthrough, new mindfulness skills and exercises drawn from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help you move past harmful emotions.


How severe chronic emotional dysregulation affects families, and what family members can do about it.

This video clarifies the exhausting repetitive emotional upset that affects families of individuals affected by BPD traits. It explains the transactional model of BPD conceptualized by Alan Fruzzetti, Ph.D as I teach it in Family Connections (TM) classes. The slide content was developed by Dr. Fruzzetti.

Involving Families: A Key Ingredient
of Treatment Effectiveness

North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD):
Marie-Paule de Valdivia – LCSW.

March 2015

NEABPD Webinar


Summer 2020


Wise Mind

DBT Skills

Created by Dr. Shireen Rizvi and Jesse Finkelstein, DBT-RU, Rutgers University.

DBT Skills in French

Created by Dr. Shireen Rizvi and Jesse Finkelstein, DBT-RU, Rutgers University.

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