Supporting PERSONALITY DISORDER Recovery

Click on the links below to access handouts that have been used to teach the following skills, as part of a cognitive behavior therapy approach to supporting personality disorder recovery. These represent skill-building materials initially adapted for use with clients having co-occurring intellectual disabilities and borderline personality disorder/BPD traits, by clinicians from Washtenaw County, Michigan’s community mental health organization.

Resources for Co-occurring Borderline Personality Disorder and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

MINDFULNESS

Balance Equals Wise Mind

What to Do to Be Mindful

How to Do Mindfulness


MANAGING EMOTIONS

Be Our Best to Deal With Emotions

Goals of Emotion Regulation

How Our Thoughts Control Us

Schedule More Fun In Your Life

Understanding Your Emotions

Myths About Emotions

Interpretation of an Event or Experience

Pick The Emotion You Would Like to Work On

Words for Emotions

What Good Are Emotions

Be at Our Best to Deal With Emotions

Feel Better More Often

Let Go of Emotional PainChange How You Feel By Acting Differently

Change Painful Emotions


RELATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

Goals of Interpersonal Effectiveness

Lies and Truths About Relationships

Making Choices in Relationships

Making Choices in Relationships – Things to Think About

Why Use Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills

Getting What You Want

Respecting Yourself

Keeping Healthy Relationships

Sometimes Using Your Skills Is Hard

Ideas for Practicing Your Skills


TOLERATING DISTRESS

Goals of Distress Tolerance

Reasons to Use Distress Tolerance Skills

Ways to Survive Painful Times

More Ways to Survive Painful Times

Review Ways to Survive Painful Times

Accepting Reality – Stuff We Cannot Change

Accepting Reality – More Stuff We Cannot Change

Accepting Reality – Focusing

Accepting Reality – Half Smiling


SELF-MONITORING

Revised Diary Card

 

Resources for Co-occurring Borderline Personality and Substance Use Disorders

SAMHSA’s An Introduction to Co-occurring Borderline Personality Disorders and Substance Use Disorders