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Emergency services

  • Jackson County Mental Health (541) 774-8201
  • Helpline (541) 779-4357


References on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (including referral information and research)

DBT/BPD Internet Links: Self-help services and information for families

The Behavioral Technology Transfer Group (BTTG) - Formerly the Linehan Training Group. DBT basics, DBT literature, other links, behavior therapy sites, and mindfulness sites. This site also maintains a list of DBT teams and programs around the country.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - This information page is designed for the public and provides information about borderline personality disorder symptoms and treatment. The general public site for the National Institute of Mental Health can be found here.

The Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center - The website for a non-profit informational center serving individuals and families affected by BPD.

BPD Central - Resources for those involved with individuals with BPD, including a link to a list of therapists and programs.

NEABPD - This website is in place to raise public awareness and promote research on borderline personality disorder as well as enhance the quality of life of those affected by this mental illness.

SAMHSA - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a federal agency with a mission of facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders.

TARA - The Treatment and Research Advancements Association for Personality Disorder, TARA, an organization whose mission is to foster education and research in the field of personality disorder, specifically but not exclusively Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); to support research into the causes, psychobiology and treatment of personality disorders; to support and I encourage educational programs and endeavors targeting mental health professionals, consumers of mental health services, families and/or the community at large in order to reduce stigma and increase awareness of personality disorder, to disseminate available information on etiology and treatment and to lawfully advocate for accomplishments of these goals. Guidelines for Choosing a DBT Therapist

Professional organizations


Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents: a Complete Guide to Understanding and Coping When You're Adolescent Has BPD by Blaise Aguirre, 2007, Fair Winds Press Beverly: MA

The Borderline Personality Disorder Suvival Guide by Alexander L. Chapman and Kim L. Gratz, 2007, New Harbinger Publications, Oakland:CA

Choosing to Live:  How to Defeat Suicide through Cognitive Therapy by Thomas E. Ellis, Psy.D., Cory F. Newman, Ph.D., 1996, New Harbinger Publications, Oakland:CA

Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control by Scott E. Spradlin, 2003, New Harbinger Publications, Oakland:CA

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, & Distress Tolerance by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley, 2007, New Harbinger Publications, Oakland:CA

Don't Shoot the Dog -- revised edition by Karen Pryor, 1999, Bantam Books, New York:NY 

The High Conflict Couple : A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy and Validation by Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D., 2006, New Harbinger Publications, Oakland:CA

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D., 1997, Broadway Books, New York:NY

New Hope for People with Borderline Personality Disorder by Neil R. Bockian, Ph.D., with Valerie Porr, M.A. & Nora Elizabeth Villagran, M.A., 2002, Prima Publishing, Roseville:CA

Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder by Marsha M. Linehan, 1993, New Harbinger Publications, Oakland:CA

Overcoming Borderline Personality: A Family Guide for Healing and Change by Valerie Porr

Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Alexander L. Chapman PhD, RPsych, Kim L. Gratz PhD

Worksheets & Forms

  • Generic Diary Card: Click Here
  • "DEAR MAN" Form that helps Asking for, or Refusing a Request: Click Here