Borderline Personality Self-Regulation Clinic

The Borderline Personality Self-Regulation Clinic Serves individuals, 18 years of age and older, who have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and are experiencing difficulties managing their symptoms. The goals of this therapy are to reduce symptomatology: maladaptive behaviours, and current psychological distress associated with BPD, decreasing frequency of admissions to in-patient units and ER visits, decreasing length of stay in in-patient services, increasing coping skills, and improving quality of life for individuals who have been diagnosed with having BPD.
 

Services offered:
The clinic offers clients Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) through either a 1 year intensive program or 6 months group program.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Standard Program

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a treatment specifically designed for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder.

This program includes the following services:

  • Weekly Psychotherapy Sessions (Individual)
  • Weekly Skills Training (Group)
  • Phone Coaching

Patients who wish to participate in this program must be willing to make the following commitments:

  • Ability and willingness to participate in an intensive treatment model comprised of two components: 50 minutes of individual therapy per week and 2.15 hours of group-based Skills Training per week (ie. twice weekly attendance),
  • Commitment to attending the program for six months,
  • Willingness to participate in homework activities and diary card completion,
  • Ability and willingness to comply with program policies and rules about assuring safety of self and others,
  • Client has sufficient stability with regards to housing and the means to access transportation to and from the program.

Eligibility

Individuals 25 years of age or older who have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, with or without co-occurring anxiety disorders, Major Depressive Disorder, eating disorders and/or addictions.

The following considerations will be used to prioritize level of need:

  • Confirmed diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Borderline Symptom List (BSL)
  • Self-harm and/or suicidal behaviours
How to access this service

Referrals are accepted from health professionals, service to service, family physicians/NPs, Specialists, Community Agencies. Applicants will participate in an initial phone screening and if determined the program would be appropriate, individuals will be invited to one of our clinics to complete the assessment process.
  • Confirmed diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • BSL
  • Self-harm and/or suicidal behaviours
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