About the Book
Family members and friends of individuals with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder need support, knowledge, resources, and, above all else, hope for a healthier and happier future.
The Borderline Personality Disorder Wellness Planner for Families provides weekly inspiration and planning tools for parents, spouses, siblings, and partners of those who are suffering with the emotion dysregulation and self-sabotaging behaviors that are associated with borderline personality disorder.
In Part 1, discover the value of taking care of yourself, how to find a well-trained therapist for your loved one, and the necessity of patience with yourself and self-compassion.
Next, in Part 2, take the Self-Care Assessment and then get started with the Weekly Self-Care Tracker. After thirty days, take a new Self-Care Assessment to see how you've grown!
Designed to give you practical ideas based on ideas from dialectical behavior therapy, mentalization-based treatment, and mindfulness, this book will give you what you need to improve your relationship starting today and keep you on track all 52 weeks of the year.
Amanda L. Smith is the author of the popular title, The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Wellness Planner which has sold over 10,000 copies.
Amanda L. Smith, LCSW, is the founder of Hope for BPD where she provides treatment consultation and case management for clients around the world. She also publishes My Dialectical Life, a daily email dedicated to DBT skills for those with Borderline Personality Disorder. She is the author of The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Wellness Planner: 365 Days of Healthy Living for Your Body, Mind, and Spirit, for people recovering from BPD. Amanda received her LCSW at Baylor University and is a therapist in Waco, Texas.