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.  


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)  -