Stepped Care for Borderline Personality Disorder - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128114216

Stepped Care for Borderline Personality Disorder

1st Edition

Making Treatment Brief, Effective, and Accessible

Authors: Joel Paris
Paperback ISBN: 9780128114216
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th July 2017
Page Count: 202
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Stepped Care for Borderline Personality Disorder: Making Treatment Brief, Effective, and Accessible synthesizes the latest research and treatment developments with an aim to make treatment for BPD more accessible to a wider range of patients. The book provides clinicians with innovative, brief and targeted intervention methods for the disorder, offering clinicians a vital guide to the management of patients who are difficult to treat. Acknowledging the early developmental roots of BPD, the book includes sections on BPD in adolescence, childhood precursors of the disorder, and other etiological considerations, also including a roadmap of potential pitfalls.

Key Features

  • Features brief and targeted methods of integrative treatment for BPD patients
  • Makes treatment more accessible to a wider range of patients
  • Provides clinicians and researchers with a review of the current BPD literature
  • Acknowledges problems with, and provides solutions for, treatment access for BPD patients
  • Addresses questions regarding the complex developmental trajectories of BPD
  • Looks at diagnosis, etiology and stepped-care treatment of BPD


Mental health clinicians; academics in psychology, social work, and psychiatry

Table of Contents

Part I: Research on BPD
1. Diagnosis
2. Etiology
3. Outcome
4. Evidence-Based Treatment

Part II: Applying a Stepped Care Model
5. An Integrative Model
6. Making Therapy Accessible: When Less Is More
7. Stepped Care
8. Adjusting the Plan to the Patient
9. Clinical Problems
10. Unsolved Problems


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About the Author

Joel Paris

Dr. Paris' research interests include developmental factors in personality disorders (especially BPD), and culture and personality. He has supervised psychiatric evaluation for residents for over 30 years and won many awards for his teaching. Past president of the Association for Research on Personality Disorders. Editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, and author of 19 books, and over 200 journal articles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, CA; Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, CA