Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: 3 Strategies That Work

Learn 3 techniques you can immediately use in your practice!

Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D.

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is easily one of the most misunderstood disorders. There’s a host of reasons for this, and I’ll elaborate on some of them. In the below video, I’ll confront some of the most confusing issues and then present three easily implemented strategies to help you work more efficiently and effectively with your clients with BPD.

Let me give you three important, yet simple, strategies to help you out.


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Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D., has been treating and specializing in the treatment and assessment of individuals with personality disorders for the last 14 years in the state and federal prison system, universities, and in private practice. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas and has published several articles on personality, ethics, and neurofeedback. He is the author of The Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders (PESI, 2013), Antisocial, Borderline, Narcissistic and Histrionic Workbook (PESI, 2015) and Narcissistic Personality Disorder Toolbox (PESI, 2018). His specialty areas include personality disorders, ethics, and emotional intelligence. Dr. Fox has been teaching and supervising students for the last 13 years at various universities across the country, some of which include West Virginia University, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, Sam Houston State University, and Florida State University. He is a staff psychologist at the Federal Detention Center in Houston, Texas, adjunct assistant professor at University of Houston, as well as maintaining a private practice that specializes in working with difficult clients. Dr. Fox has given numerous workshops and seminars on ethics and personality disorders, personality disorders and crime, emotional intelligence, managing mental health within the prison system, and others.

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Topic: Personality Disorders

Tags: Challenging Clients | Personality Disorders | Strategies | Therapy Tools

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