Welcome to the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinician Resource Centre
This website is designed to provide health-care providers with up-to-date, research-based information on Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
BPD is a common, serious mental health condition involving emotional instability, interpersonal relationship problems, and often suicidal or other self-destructive behaviour. BPD is associated with the co-occurrence of other mental disorders, social functioning difficulties, and intensive use of health-care services. Unfortunately, many who suffer from the disorder go without appropriate treatment.
This website has been developed in order to promote treatment for BPD. Although the site may be informative for persons with BPD and their family members, it is intended to be used primarily by mental health clinicians. This includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, physicians in general practice, clinical counsellors and psychotherapists, occupational therapists, and psychiatric nurses. Research into BPD has grown exponentially in the last two decades, providing increasing hope and optimism regarding response to treatment and recovery for those who suffer from BPD. Our goal is to pass some of this knowledge along to mental health professionals, so that they can be optimally equipped to address the needs of patients or clients with BPD.
The website is intended to serve as a hub of research-based information, updated periodically, with an emphasis on treatment. Clinicians can find summaries of different topics related to BPD, including several treatment models and their guiding principles. From there, references can guide further exploration. What the website cannot do is train anyone in any of these treatments, and the site is in no way a substitute for supervision by an expert clinician.
Please note that this web site does not operate a referral service for patients seeking psychotherapy. Please contact your family physician or make an appointment to your nearest hospital outpatient psychiatry program for an assessment and recommendation.
This website is not a training tool, and is in no way a substitute for supervision by an expert clinician.