Do you feel misunderstood?
Do mood swings hit you quickly and intensely?
Are you susceptible to getting your "buttons pushed" more often than others?
Can you love your partner with all your heart and passionate intensity one moment, and hate them just as much only an hour later?
Do you constantly have a nagging voice in the back of your mind telling you someone you care about is going to leave you, and that you will never be able to make it in life without them?
If the answer to the majority of these questions is "yes," it is likely that you have borderline personality disorder, or BPD.
But there is hope. And good news -- BPD is a highly treatable disorder.
Drawing from a variety of evidence-based approaches, the Borderline Personality Disorder Toolbox is a real-world self-help workbook. Escaping generalizations and stereotypes, this complete guide is filled with practical explanations, along with over 100 worksheets and activities to improve behavior. Highlights include:
• Empower yourself so others can't push your buttons
• Tips to cope with intense feelings
• Retrain your brain to constructively deal with distorted thoughts
• Take control of your emotions before they take control of you
• Tools to create a happier, healthier and more productive life!
Many people who struggle to acknowledge the presence of BPD traits in their lives continue to suffer needlessly. In the Borderline Personality Disorder Toolbox, Dr. Jess Riggenbach explains this diagnosis clearly and offers a variety of skills from evidence-based approaches for treating it. This toolbox is a must-have for mental health professionals, people with BPD traits and their family members." --Randi Kreger, Author, Stop Walking on Eggshells and The Official Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder, Founder, BPDCentral.com
"Written in clear user-friendly language, and drawing on vast research literature, beautifully summarizes what is known about BPD and how it can be effectively treated. Comprehensive in approach, it is an excellent resource for patients, clinicians, and families." Joel Paris, MD Author, Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide to Evidence-Based Practice, Editor, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
"Borderline Personality Disorder Toolbox is a must-have comprehensive guide to understanding and managing BPD. Dr. Riggenbach's step-by-step accessible strategies will help the reader obtain empirically valid powerful tools to cope with Borderline Personality. This uniquley helpful guide will be an essential resource for both clients and their clinicians alike."Leslie Sokol, PhD, Distinguished Founding Fellow, Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Fellow, ABCT, Co-author, The Think Confident, Be Confident Workbook for Teens
"Being asked to see a patient who has been diagnosed as having a Borderline Personality Disorder is enough to frighten even the most skilled and experienced clinician. Following Aaron T. Beck's notion of the "Continuity Continuum," Riggenbach describes and discusses the recommended treatments for various levels of Borderline, from mild to severe. This is a volume for every front-line therapist regardless of their professional discipline." Arthur Freeman, EdD, ScD, ABPP, Co-Author with Aaron Beck, Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders, Chair, Department of Behavioral Science, Touro College, NY
About the Author
Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D., LPC, is one of the most sought after experts in North America in the area of CBT and personality disorders. He has developed CBT based mood disorder, anxiety disorder, and borderline personality disorder treatment programs at two different psychiatric hospitals. Dr. Riggenbach has also authored The CBT Toolbox: A Workbook for Clients and Clinicians.