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Borderline Personality Disorder Books and Publications

As part of its mission, NEA-BPD maintains an extensive library of audio and video resources at no charge. By sharing reliable, current information from leading research professionals, we hope to provide consumers, family members and clinicians, as well as the general public, with tools to enhance the education, treatment, and quality of life of those affected by this disorder.

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Professional and Treatment

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DBT® Principles in Action Acceptance, Change, and Dialectics

Charles R. Swenson.
New York, Guilford Press, 2016

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DBT® Skills Manual for Adolescents 
Jill H. Rathus and Alec L. Miller
New York, Guilford Press, 2014

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents
Alec L. Miller, Jill H. Rathus, and Marsha M. Linehan
New York, Guilford Press, 2006

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James J. Mazza, Elizabeth T. Dexter-Mazza, Alec L. Miller, Jill H. Rathus, and Heather E. Murphy New York, Guilford Press, 2016

dialectical-behavior-therapy-in-clinical-practiceDialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical Practice Applications across Disorders and Settings
Edited by Linda A. Dimeff and Kelly Koerner;
New York, Guilford Press, 2007


Handbook of Mentalizing in Mental Health Practice.
Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Pub. 2012.


Treating Personality Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Relational Approach
New Bleiberg, Efrain, MD.
York: Guilford, 2004


Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5.
Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association, 2013.


Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: Mentalization-based Treatment.
Bateman, Anthony, MA, FRC, and Peter Fonagy, Ph.D., FBA.
Oxford: Oxford UP, 2004.


The High-conflict Couple: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy & Validation.
Fruzzetti, Alan E., Ph.D.
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2006.


Borderline Personality Disorder: A Clinical Guide.
Gunderson, John G., MD, and Paul S. Links, MD
Washington, DC: American Psychiatric, 2008.


Understanding and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for Professionals and Families.
Gunderson, John G., MD, and Perry D. Hoffman, Ph.D.
Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Pub. 2005.


Handbook of Good Psychiatric Management for Borderline Personality Disorder
Gunderson, John G., MD, and Links, Paul. MD
2014.


Borderline Personality Disorder: Meeting the Challenges to Successful Treatment.
Hoffman, Perry D., Ph.D., & Penny Steiner-Grossman, Ed.D. MPH.
Binghamton, NY: Haworth, 2007.


A Developmental Model of Borderline Personality Disorder: Understanding Variations in Course and Outcome.
Judd, Patricia Hoffman, Ph.D. and Thomas H. McGlashan, MD.
Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Pub. 2003.


Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Practical Guide.
Koerner, Kelly, Ph.D.
New York: Guilford, 2012.


Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association, 2001


Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder.

Linehan, M. Marsha, Ph.D.
New York: Guilford, 1993.


DBT Skills Training Manual
Linehan, Marsha, Ph.D. ABPP
Guildford 2014.


Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide to Evidence-based Practice.
Paris, Joel, MD.
New York: Guilford, 2008.

Children and Teens


Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents: What to Do When Your Teen Has BPD.
Aguirre, Blaise A. MD
Beverly, MA: Fair Winds, 2014.


Treating Personality Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Relational Approach.
Bleiberg, Efrain, MD.
New York: Guilford, 2004.


The Power of Validation: Arming Your Child against Bullying, Peer Pressure, Addiction, Self-harm & Out-of-control Emotions.
Hall, Karyn D., Ph.D., Melissa H. Cook, LPC, and Shari Y. Manning, Ph.D.
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2012.


Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Help Your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts & Aggressive Behaviors.
Harvey, Pat, ACSW LCSW-C, and Jeanine A. Penzo, LICSW.
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2009.


Helping Your Troubled Teen: Learn to Recognize, Understand, and Address the Destructive Behavior of Today’s Teens.
Kaplan, Cynthia, Ph.D., Blaise A. Aguirre, MD, and Michael Rater, MD.
Beverly, MA: Fair Winds, 2007.

Family

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Savvy: Communication Skills for Family Members and Friends of Those With Borderline Personality Disorder
by Karyn Hall, Ph.D.


New Hope for People with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Bockian, Neil R., Porr, Valerie and Nora, Elizabeth.
Villagran.Roseville, CA: Prima, 2002.


Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Living with BPD.
Friedel, O. Robert, MD
New York: Marlowe, 2004


The High-conflict Couple: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy & Validation.
Fruzzetti, Alan E., Ph.D.
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2006.


Understanding and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for Professionals and Families.
Gunderson, John G., MD, and Perry D. Hoffman, Ph.D.
Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Pub., 2005.


You Need Help! – A Step-by-step Plan to Convince a Loved One to Get Counseling.
Komrad, Mark S., MD.
Center City, MN: Hazelden, 2012.


The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder: New Tools and Techniques to Stop Walking on Eggshells.
Kreiger, Randi.
Center City, MN: Hazelden, 2008.


Borderline Personality Disorder Fact Sheet.
National Alliance on Mental Health
Arlington, VA: National Alliance on Mental Health, 2012. NAMI. NationalAlliance on Mental Health, Nov. 2012. Web. 13 Aug. 2014.


The New Personality Self-portrait: Why You Think, Work, Love, and Act the Way You Do.
Oldham, John M., MD, and Lois B. Morris
New York: Bantam, 1995.


Remnants of a Life on Paper: A Mother and Daughter’s Struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Tusiani, Bea
New York: Baroque Press, 2013.

Self Help

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Beyond Borderline
Hoffman, Perry D.; Gunderson, John G.
New Harbinger Publications, 2016.


The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You.
Aron, Elaine N.
New York: Broadway, 1997.


How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me: One Person’s Guide to Suicide Prevention.
Blauner, Susan Rose
New York: Quill,2003.


I Thought It Was Just Me: But It Isn’t: Telling the Truth about Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power.
Brown, C. Brené
New York: Gotham, 2008.


Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder – Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Aguirre, Blaise A.MD and Gillian Galen, PsyD.
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2013.


The Feeling Good Handbook.
Burns, David D., MD.
New York: Plume, 1999.


The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know about Living with BPD.
Chapman, Alexander L., Ph.D., and Kim L. Gratz, Ph.D..
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2007.


Don’t Let Anyone Know – A Story About Mental Illness – The World Viewed Only the Silhouette!
Coffey, Helen Cochran.
Bloomington, IN: Xlibris Corporation, 2012.


The High-conflict Couple: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy & Validation.
Fruzzetti, Alan E., Ph.D.
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2006


Helping Someone You Love Recover from Borderline Personality Disorder (finally and Completely).
Green, Tami.
Houston, TX: T. Green, 2008.


Self-help for Managing the Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder.
Green, Tami.
Houston, TX: T. Green, 2008


You Need Help! – A Step-by-step Plan to Convince a Loved One to Get Counseling.
Komrad, Mark S., MD.
Center City, MN: Hazelden, 2012


The ABC’s of BPD : The Basics of Borderline Personality Disorder.
Kreger, Randi, and Erik Gunn
Milwaukee: Eggshells, 2007.


Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Kreisman, Jerold J., MD, and Hal Straus
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2004.


The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & Distress Tolerance.
McKay, Matthew, Ph.D., Jeffrey C. Wood, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Brantley, MD


Surviving a Borderline Parent – How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds & Build Trust, Boundaries, and Self-Esteem.
Roth, Kimberlee and Freda B. Friedman, PhD, LDSW
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2003.


Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control.
Spradlin, Scott E.
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 2003.

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Freedom from Self Harm: Overcoming Self-Injury with Skills from DBT and Other Treatments
Gratz, Kim L., PhD and Chapman, Alexander L., PhD, Oakland, CA, New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2009.

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The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anxiety: Breaking Free from Worry, Panic, {TSD and Other Anxiety Symptoms
Chapman, Alexander L., PhD, Gratz, Kim, PhD, Tull, Matthew T., PhD, Oakland, CA, New Harbinger Publications, 2011.

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Wellness Recovery Action Plan: A System for Monitoring, Reducing and Eliminating Uncomfortable or Dangerous Physical and Emotional Difficulties
Copeland, Mary Ellen, PhD, Dummerston, VT, Peach Press, 2011.

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The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions Germer, Christopher, PhD, NY, NY, Guilford Press, 2009.

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Integrative Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder: Effective, Symptom-Focused Techniques, Simplified for Private Practice
Preston, Joh, PsyD, ABPP, Oakland, CA, New Harbinger Publications, 2006.

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Inhabited by a Cry: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder Van Gelder, Kiera. Co-published simultaneously in Social Work in Mental Health (The Haworth Press) Vol. 6 No. 1/2, 2008, pp. 243-253; and: Borderline Personality Disorder: Meeting the Challenges to Successful Treatment, (ed. Perry Hoffman, PhD and Penny Steiner-Grossman, EdD, MPH) The Haworth Press, pp. 243-253. Copies of this article are available for a fee from the Haworth Press Document Delivery Service [1-800-HAWORTH, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (EST), e-mail address: docdelivery.haworthpress.com]. Available online at: http://swmh.haworthpress.com © 2008 by The Haworth Press. All rights reserved. Doi: 10.1300/J200v06n01_19


IDon’t Have to Make Everything All Better: Six Practical Principles to Empower Others to Solve Their Own Problems While Enriching Your Relationships.
Lundberg, Gary B., and Joy Saunders. Lundberg.
New York, NY: Penguin, 2000.

Relationships

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Savvy: Communication Skills for Family and Friends of Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder”?
Karen Hall, Ph.D.


The Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder: Finding Peace in Your Family Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Fruzzetti,E. Alan, Ph.D.
New Harbinger Publications, 2017.


The Relationship Cure: A Five-step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships.

Gottman, John Mordechai., and Joan DeClaire.
New York: Three Rivers, 2002.


The High-conflict Couple: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy & Validation.
Fruzzetti, Alan E., Ph.D.
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2006

Autobiography

WARNING! These books may contain triggering information.


The Buddha & the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, & Online Dating.
Gelder, Kiera Van.
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2010.


Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl.
Pershall, Stacy
New York: W. W. Norton, 2011.


Get Me out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder.
Reiland, Rachel
Center City, MN: Hazelden, 2004.


Remnants of a Life on Paper: A Mother and Daughter’s Struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Tusiani, Bea
New York: Baroque Press, 2013.

Education


Destructive Emotions: How Can We Overcome Them?: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama.
Goleman, Daniel
New York: Bantam, 2003.


Emotional Intelligence.
Goleman, Daniel
New York: Bantam, 1995.


Healing Emotions: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Mindfulness, Emotions, and Health.
Goleman, Daniel
Boston: Shambhala, 1997.

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