DBT team


National Health and Medical Research Council. Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Borderline Personality Disorder. Melbourne: National Health and Medical Research Council; 2012.

Borderline Personality Disorder: Towards Effective Treatment
J Beatson, S Rao and C Watson (2010)

Wise Choices: Acceptance and Commitment therapy groups for people with borderline personality disorder
J. Morton & L. Shaw (2012)

Journal papers

D Elsner, JH Broadbear, S Rao. What is the clinical significance of chronic emptiness in borderline personality disorder? Australasian Psychiatry| First Published October 16, 2017

J Beatson, JH Broadbear, DI Lubman, S Rao. Hallucinations in Borderline Personality Disorder may be more prevalent than community sample study suggests. The British Journal of Psychiatry, Oct 2017, 211 (4) 250-251.

S Rao, JH Broadbear, K Thompson, A Correia, M Preston, P Katz, R Trett. Evaluation of a novel risk assessment matrix for the management of self-harm associated with borderline personality disorder.  Australasian Psychiatry, Oct;25(5):460-465, 2017.

F Donald, C Duff, K Lawrence, J Broadbear, S Rao. Consumer Perspectives on Personal Recovery and Borderline Personality Disorder. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Volume: 12 Issue: 6, 2017

F Donald, C Duff, K Lawrence, J Broadbear, S Rao. Recovery and Borderline Personality Disorder: Insights for Clinical Practice. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice. Vol. 12 Issue: 3, pp.199-209, 2016.

J Beatson, J Broadbear, H Sivakumaran, F Moss, E Kotler, and S Rao. Missed diagnosis: The emerging crisis with Borderline Personality Disorder in older people. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Dec 2016; 50(12):1139-1145. 

Beatson J, Broadbear JH, Duncan C, Bourton D, Rao S. Avoiding misdiagnosis when auditory verbal hallucinations are present in Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, in press, May 2019

Palihawadana, V., Broadbear, J.H. and Rao, S., 2018. Reviewing the clinical significance of ‘fear of abandonment’in borderline personality disorder. Australasian Psychiatry, Nov 2018, https://doi.org/10.1177/1039856218810154

Donald F, Lawrence K, Broadbear JH, Rao S. Self-compassion, self-criticism and personal recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder. Australasian Psychiatry, Sep 2018, https://doi.org/10.1177/1039856218797418

J Broadbear, J Nesci, R Thomas, K Thompson, J Beatson, and S Rao. Evaluation of changes in prescription medication use after a residential treatment program for Borderline Personality Disorder, Australasian Psychiatry, 24(6): 583-588, 2016 

J Beatson and S Rao. Psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder, Australasian Psychiatry, 2014 Dec; 22(6):529-32. 

J Beatson and S Rao. Depression and borderline personality disorder, Medical Journal of Australia 2013; 100(6 Suppl): S24-27. 

J Morton, S Snowdon, M Gopold, E Guymer. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Group Treatment for Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder: A Public Sector Pilot Study. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 2012; 19:527-544. 

D Lubman, K Hall, A Pennay, S Rao. Managing borderline personality disorder and substance use — an integrated approach, Australian Family Physician, 2011 Jun; 40(6):376-81. 

C Hulbert and R Thomas. Predicting self-injury in BPD: an investigation of the experiential avoidance model, Journal of Personality Disorders, 2010 Oct; 24(5):651-663. 

J Giffin. Family Experience of Borderline Personality Disorder, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 2008 Sep; 29(3):133-138. 

C Hulbert and R Thomas. Public sector group treatment for severe personality disorder: a 12-month follow-up study, Australasian Psychiatry, 2007; 15(2): 226-231.