Borderline Personality Self-Regulation Clinic

The Borderline Personality Self-Regulation Clinic at Ontario Shores Mental Health Scineces (Ontario Shores) provides services to individuals 18 years of age and older who are diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and are having difficulty managing their symptoms.

The goals of this therapy are to reduce symptomatology; maladaptive behaviors, and current psychological distress associated with BPD. Additional goals are to decrease admissions to in-patient units and emergency room visits. This is done through increasing coping skills while improving quality of life.

Services offered:
The Clinic offers clients Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) by an interdisciplinary team including nursing, social work, occupational, psychology and psychiatry staff.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years and over
  • Confirmed BPD diagnosis
  • Ability to attend the Clinic twice weekly
  • Ability to attend and participate in a group setting
  • Ability to read and write at a grade 8 level

Exclusion Criteria

  • Psychotic symptoms that would interfere with therapy
  • Significant intellectual, learning, or cognitive disabilities that would interfere with reading assigned materials or completing weekly written homework tasks
How to access this service
Referrals are accepted from a medical doctor or healthcare professional, including family physicians, nurse practitioners and community agencies. Applicants will participate in a phone screening, and if it is determined they meet the criteria they will be invited to begin the assessment process in person.
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