Can negative attitudes toward patients with borderline personality disorder be changed? The effect of attending a STEPPS workshop.

@article{Shanks2011CanNA,
  title={Can negative attitudes toward patients with borderline personality disorder be changed? The effect of attending a STEPPS workshop.},
  author={Connie S Shanks and Bruce Pfohl and Nancee Blum and Donald Wayne Black},
  journal={Journal of personality disorders},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={806-12}
}
We sought to determine whether negative attitudes toward patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be modified through education. Mental health clinicians attended a 1-day workshop on the Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving (STEPPS) group treatment program for BPD. A questionnaire to assess attitudes towards BPD was given to 271 clinicians before and after the workshop. Following the workshop, clinicians endorsed having significantly greater empathy… CONTINUE READING
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