Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Mary Lou Williams
The following thesis examines the historical perspective of mental illness, leading to therapeutic interventions for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder. The need for improved interventions are reflected in treatment failure with both historical and traditional therapies, including repeated hospitalizations, self-injurious behaviors and suicide attempts. This thesis uses the Systems Theory and Ecological Perspective to review and analyze past and present treatments, with special emphasis on the 'Dialectic Behavior Therapy,' (DBT) program initiated in 1993 exclusively for individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Willette, Jimmie Lee, "Historical Analysis of Past and Present Treatments Associated with Borderline Personality Disorder:" (1998). Theses and Graduate Projects. 933.