Books/Movies of interest

  1. Aguirre, B., Galen, G. (2013). Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. New Harbinger Publications.
  2. Aguirre, B., Galen, G. (2015). Coping with BPD: DBT and CBT Skills to Soothe the Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder. New Harbinger Publications.
  3. Aguirre, B., Galen, G. (2021). DBT For Dummies. For Dummies Publications.
  4. Cook, C., (2021) The Way She Feels: My Life on the Borderline in Pictures and Pieces. Tin House Books.
  5. Corso, D. (2017). Stronger Than BPD: The Girl’s Guide to Taking Control of Intense Emotions, Drama, and Chaos Using DBT. New Harbinger Publications.
  6. Girl, Interrupted (Columbia Pictures, 1999).
  7. Gunderson, J., Hoffman, P., (2016). Beyond Borderline: True Stories of Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder. New Harbinger Publications.
  8. Koons, C.R., (2016). The Mindfulness Solution for Intense Emotions: Take Control of Borderline Personality Disorder with DBT. New Harbinger Publications.
  9. Linehan, M. (2020). Building a Life Worth Living: A Memoir. Random House.
  10. McKay, M., Wood, J., Brantley, J., (2019). The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, & Distress Tolerance. New Harbinger Publications.
  11. Thornton, M.F.  1998.  Eclipses:  Behind the Borderline Personality Disorder.  Madison, AL:  Monte Santo.
  12. Van Gelder, K. (2010). The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating. New Harbinger Publications.
  13. Wanklin, J.  1997.  Let Me Make it Good:  A Chronicle of My Life with Borderline Personality Disorder.  Buffalo, NY:  Mosaic Press.

For Families of DBT Clients

  1. Bruell, H., (2022). TAYA: A Case for the Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder in Children. Columbia, SC. Independently Published. Foreword by Blaise Aguirre, MD and Afterword by Alec L. Miller, PsyD
  2. Hoffman, P., Fruzetti, A., and Swenson, S. (1999).  Dialectical Behavior Therapy – Family Skills Training.  Family Process, 38(4), 399-414.
  3. Hollander, M., (2017). Helping Teens Who Cut, Second Edition: Using DBT. Skills to End Self-Injury. Guilford Publications
  4. Manning, S.Y., Linehan, M.M. (2011).  Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder.  Guilford Press.
  5. Porr, V.  ( 2010 ).  Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder:  A Family Guide for Healing and Change.  Oxford University Press.
  6. If Only I Had Known:  A Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder (5 DVD Set).  Dawkins Productions. 
  7. Gunderson, JG. & Hoffman, PD. (2005) Understanding and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder:  A Guide for Professionals and Families. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc. 
  8. Hoffman, PD, and Steiner-Grossman, P. (2008) . Borderline Personality Disorder: Meeting the Challenges to Successful Treatment.  Philadelphia, PA: Haworth Press.

For Couples

Fruzzetti, A.E., and Linehan, M.M. (2006).  The High Conflict Couples:  A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy & Validation.  New Harbinger Publications, Inc., Oakland, CA.  

Websites to explore  

BPD Central –   

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD)  –Click here:   

TARA  (The Treatment and Research Advancements National Association for Personality Disorder)  –