BOOK REVIEW: “Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder”

Full title:  “Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder:  A Family Guide for Healing and Change” by Valerie Porr, M.A.

Ms. Porr is the founder of TARA (Treatment and Research Advancement National Association for Personality Disorder)

I really enjoyed this book.  I found it to be very detailed in its content regarding Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.  It also included a chapter on Mentalization-based Therapy.  I found it very compassionate towards those with BPD.  I would definitely recommend this book to anyone wanting to know more about Borderline Personality Disorder or DBT.  I found it very validating towards BPD sufferers.  I could hardly put it down.

This book reviewed everything that I learned in my DBT program several years ago, and then some.  An excellent guide to building a “life worth living” as Dr. Marsha Linehan, creator of DBT, says.

Have you read this book?  If so, what did you think of it?  Did you find it helpful?  Please comment below.  Are there any other books that you’ve read that you would recommend to me and my readers?

Thank you,

– Joyce.


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