About Us

The Borderline Personality Disorder Clinician Resource Centre was developed by researchers and clinicians affiliated with the Psychotherapy Program of the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia. The development of the website was supported by funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), through a Knowledge Exchange grant.

Why This Website?

The website was developed in response to a survey we conducted, asking clinicians about their views on the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD; Ogrodniczuk, Kealy, & Howell-Jones, 2009). We found that the majority of clinicians wanted more information about treatment for BPD, with many respondents indicating a lack of confidence in providing appropriate treatment. The pace of research development regarding BPD has made it difficult for clinicians and policy-makers to remain in touch with the most recent findings. Responses to our survey indicated that many clinicians were not aware of some of the more recently studied psychotherapies for BPD. A recent review of BPD in the New England Journal of Medicine also calls for improved dissemination of information regarding these treatments, noting their limited availability (Gunderson, 2011). Thus, our intention is to provide clinicians with accessible information and direction to further resources regarding BPD. Healthcare policy-makers may also benefit from our website, as changes in policy and service structure may be required in many areas so that necessary treatment services can be implemented for people with BPD.

Website Contributors

Project Leader: David Kealy, MSW
Project Coordinator: John Ogrodniczuk, PhD
Consultant: Ingrid Sochting, PhD
Contributing Author: Carlos A. Sierra Hernandez, BA
Contributing Author: Marlena Szpunar, PhD
Contributing Author: Nancy McQuaid, PhD
Contributing Author: Brian Keum, BA