Neil R. Bockian, Ph.D., associate professor of clinical psychology and behavioral medicine at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago campus, is coauthor of The Personality Disorders Treatment Planner. Dr. Bockian lives in Chicago.
Valerie Porr, M.A., is the founder of the national nonprofit education and advocacy organization Treatment and Research Advancements Association for Personality Disorder (TARA APD), representing consumers, families, and providers affected by BPD. She lives in New York City. Nora Elizabeth Villagran, M.A., is a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and a frequent speaker on writing, journalism, and inspirational topics. She lives in San Francisco.
"New Hope for People with Borderline Personality Disorder
addresses questions that are commonly raised about this often
crippling disorder and thereby provides a valuable public health
--John G. Gunderson M.D., professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
"With up-to-date information about the nature of borderline
pathology and its treatment, this book is written in a humane and
sympathetic style. Those with BPD, as well as members of their
families, will benefit greatly from reading it."
--Joel Paris, Ph.D., professor and chair of psychiatry, McGill University