PRO*BPD: Effectiveness of Outpatient Treatment Programs for Borderline Personality Disorder

A Comparison of Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy:

About the Course:

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a severe mental illness that is associated with low quality of life, low psychosocial functioning, and high societal costs. Treatments for BPD have improved in the last decades. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and Schema therapy (ST) have demonstrated efficacy in reducing BPD symptoms and costs. This study compares the cost effectiveness and overall efficacy of Schema Therapy vs Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Publication Date:

2018 Study Protocol for a Randomized Trial

Course Material Authors

Eva Fassbinder

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Lubeck, Lubeck, Germany

Nele Assmann

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Lubeck, Lubeck, Germany

Anja Schaich

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Lubeck, Lubeck, Germany

Recommended For:

Clinicians dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder, hospital and program administrators. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowleding the cost of Borderline Personality Disorder

  2. Realizing the differences of Dialectial Behavior Therapy and Schema Therapy.

  3. Applying the appropraite therapy specific to the type client and their presenting problems in choosing which method to use to best treat the individual patient.

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Course Number 102390
1.5 credit hour
Online Article
Exam Fee: $10.46
4.3 out of 5
9 members have taken this course