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Borderline Personality Disorder - A Practical Guide for General Practitioners
Editors J. Beatson and S. Rao (2021) A resource for General Practitioners who treat patients with Borderline Personality Disorder.

"This succinct readable text is an excellent and timely addition to the library of educational resources and education for all practitioners – especially for students and registrars seeking an understanding of a complex area of human behaviour. The authors are to be commended on this initiative which is so comprehensively researched and presented. It is recommended that this area of mental health, hopefully in time, can be expanded to include other similar conditions under the category of dramatic or erratic personality disorders." Emeritus Professor John Murtagh AO, Monash University.

Cost: $55 plus postage

The book can be purchased here.

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Spectrum Common Factors Treatment: A Brief Individual Intervention For Borderline Personality Disorder. Free Download  

F. Donald & A. Potter (2020) This is a treatment guide for clinicians working with people with a diagnosis of BPD in a brief intervention format. The treatment guide is based on common factors principles and draws on aspects of a number of different therapy approaches.

Free download (PDF, 411KB)

 BPD bookcover

 Borderline Personality Disorder: Towards Effective Treatment -  Sold out  
J Beatson, S Rao and C Watson (2010) This is a comprehensive text on borderline personality disorder for health professionals. It provides an overview of aetiology, treatment and service system issues.


Wise Choices: Acceptance and Commitment therapy groups for people with borderline personality disorder
J. Morton & L. Shaw (2012) 'Wise Choices' is a group treatment manual for borderline personality disorder which is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The manual includes a CD with electronic copies of 70 participant handouts.

Mainly written for therapists it also provides useful information for people with BPD and those that support them.

To order please contact spectrum@easternhealth.org.au or download the order form (714KB PDF).