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Stepped Care for Borderline Personality Disorder - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128114216, 9780128114223

Stepped Care for Borderline Personality Disorder

1st Edition

Making Treatment Brief, Effective, and Accessible

Author: Joel Paris
Paperback ISBN: 9780128114216
eBook ISBN: 9780128114223
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th July 2017
Page Count: 202
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Synthesizing the latest research and treatment developments, Stepped Care for Borderline Personality Disorder: Making Treatment Brief, Effective, and Accessible aims to make treatment for borderling personality disorder (BPD) more accessible by providing clinicians with innovative brief and targeted intervention methods. Focusing on integrative treatment models, it offers clinicians a vital guide to the management of patients who are difficult to treat.

Acknowleding the early developmental roots of BPD, the book includes sections on BPD in adolescence, childhood precursors of the disorder, and a broad range of etiological factors. It looks at the pitfalls clinicians face when trying to treat BPD, and offers a roadmap to avoiding them.



Key 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
  • Offers solutions to the problem of treatment access for BPD patients
  • Addresses questions regarding the complex developmental trajectories of BPD
  • Presents a model of stepped care treatment of BPD and describes research on its effectiveness


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


"Joel Paris has written an informative and engaging book that details historical developments, theoretical considerations, empirical findings, and treatment approaches. Using case studies to illustrate key points, it provides a comprehensive reference for students, academics, and clinicians wanting to learn more about this complex and often-poorly understood disorder. Importantly, it presents a practical approach, in the form of stepped care, which can help improve access to treatment for this neglected, and often maligned, patient group." --Dr. Catherine Winsper, Senior Research Fellow, Warwick Medical School, Univeristy of Warwick

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