Alexander L. Chapman, PhD, RPsych, is registered psychologist and an associate professor in the department of psychology at Simon Fraser University, as well as the president of the DBT Centre of Vancouver. Chapman directs the personality and emotion research laboratory, where he studies the role of emotion regulation in borderline personality disorder (BPD), self harm, impulsivity, and other behavioral problems. His research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Chapman received the Young Investigator's award of the National Education Alliance for BPD (2007), the Canadian Psychological Association's (CPA) Early Career Scientist Practitioner Award, and a Career Investigator Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. He has co authored four books, three of which received the 2012 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self Help Book Seal of Merit Award. Alexander L. Chapman lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Kim L. Gratz, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she serves as director of personality disorders research and director of the dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) clinic. In 2005, Gratz received the Young Investigator's Award of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA BPD). Gratz has written numerous journal articles and book chapters on borderline personality disorder, deliberate self-harm, and emotion regulation (among other topics), and is coauthor of three books, The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide, Freedom from Self-harm, and The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anxiety. Gratz currently serves as principal investigator or co investigator on several major grants from the National Institutes of Health. Kim Gratz lives in Jackson, MS.
"This is a great (and unique) book for anyone who has received a
diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD), written by two
experts who study and treat BPD. The features of BPD are described
in very understandable terms, and there are clear suggestions for
coping with these features and problems, as well as for
understanding their impact. I highly recommend this book for those
receiving the diagnosis, as well as for those with family members
or friends with BPD."
--Timothy J. Trull, PhD, curators' professor of psychological sciences at the University of Missouri