Attachment Based Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder
Yvette Esprey M.A.



This course focuses on the understanding and treatment of borderline personality disorder from an attachment perspective. Drawing on current literature, and looking specifically at the core difficulties of affect dysregulation, identity disturbance and impulsivity which manifest in borderline presentation, the course will interrogate how an understanding of attachment can aid the practitioner in assessing and treating the borderline personality patient. In particular, the role of mentalization in the understanding and treatment of borderline patients will be introduced.