Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Borderline personality disorder--Treatment;
About 30% of clients worldwide are diagnosed as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) (Bohus et al., 2000). BPD is a complex disorder and difficult to treat. Therefore, it is necessary for counselors to gain as much knowledge about treatment modalities and their effectiveness as possible. This paper attempts to define BPD by looking closely at its history.and describing the criteria for diagnosis. Linehan's Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Kernberg's Object Relational Theory (ORT) are compared as to their effectiveness in working with clients who exhibit symptoms of BPD.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
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©2003 Janet M. Riley
Riley, Janet M., "Borderline personality disorder : a comparison of Linehan and Kernberg's treatment modalities" (2003). Graduate Research Papers. 1400.