7 Tips for Working with Clients with Borderline Personality Disorder

Clients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) suffer from constant “emotion dysregulation” (wide mood swings, sudden anger, unnecessary suspiciousness, inappropriately intense excitement, misplaced loving feelings, etc.), as the accompanying article by Shehrina Rooney describes. This is not something over which they have conscious control, unless they are learning to regulate their emotions in some form of therapy. In fact, such emotion dysregulation is at the heart of most of their problems in relationships, with romantic partners, family members and professionals. With this in mind, here are seven tips for those working with someone with BPD:

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder in Family Law Cases

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder in Family Law Cases ©2018 Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. The diagnostic manual of mental disorders (DSM-5) tells us that up to 5.9% of adults in the United States has borderline personality disorder (BPD).[1] When someone with this disorder is involved in a family law case, especially involving decisions about child custody […]

3 Tips to Help Spot a High Conflict Person

©2017 Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. Did the shooter in Las Vegas have a high conflict personality? Does the President have a high conflict personality? What about all the people recently accused of sexual misconduct? How do you tell who these people are before you become entangled with them?  What do you do if you already are […]