Journal article

Evaluation of a psychoeducational group intervention for family and friends of youth with borderline personality disorder

Jessie Pearce, Martina Jovev, Carol Hulbert, Ben McKechnie, Louise McCutcheon, Jennifer Betts, Andrew M Chanen

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER AND EMOTION DYSREGULATION | BMC | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Despite high levels of burden and distress among families with a member who has borderline personality disorder (BPD), only two BPD specific family psychoeducation groups have been empirically evaluated. Neither of these is designed specifically for the family and friends of young people who are presenting early in the course of BPD. This study aimed to evaluate Making Sense of Borderline Personality Disorder (MS-BPD), a three-session, developmentally tailored, manualised psychoeducational group for the family and friends of youth with BPD features. METHODS: The study employed a pre- and post-intervention, repeated measures design. Twenty-three participants completed self-report ..

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