Books/Movies of interest

Thornton, M.F.  1998.  Eclipses:  Behind the Borderline Personality Disorder.  Madison, AL:  Monte Santo. 

Wanklin, J.  1997.  Let Me Make it Good:  A Chronicle of My Life with Borderline Personality Disorder.  Buffalo, NY:  Mosaic Press.

Girl, Interrupted (Columbia Pictures, 1999).   

For Families of DBT Clients

Hoffman, P., Fruzetti, A., and Swenson, S. (1999).  Dialectical Behavior Therapy - Family Skills Training.  Family Process, 38(4), 399-414.

Rother, K., Friedman, F.B. (2003).  Surviving a Borderline Parent.  New Harbinger Publications.

Manning, S.Y., Linehan, M.M. (2011).  Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder.  Guilford Press.

Porr, V.  ( 2010 ).  Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder:  A Family Guide for Healing and Change.  Oxford University Press.

If Only I Had Known:  A Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder (5 DVD Set).  Dawkins Productions.  

Gunderson, JG. & Hoffman, PD. (2005) Understanding and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder:  A Guide for Professionals and Families. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc.  

Hoffman, PD, and Steiner-Grossman, P. (2008) . Borderline Personality Disorder: Meeting the Challenges to Successful Treatment.  Philadelphia, PA: Haworth Press.

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


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)  -