Handbook of Borderline Personality Disorder in Children and Adolescents

  • Carla Sharp
  • Jennifer L. Tackett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carla Sharp, Jennifer L. Tackett
      Pages 3-8
  3. Issues in Conceptualization and Assessment

  4. Etiology and Core Components

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Marianne Goodman, M. Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez, Larry Siever
      Pages 113-128
    3. Marina A. Bornovalova, Brittany Jordan-Arthur, Anahi Collado-Rodriguez
      Pages 129-142
    4. Sheila E. Crowell, Erin A. Kaufman, Theodore P. Beauchaine
      Pages 143-157
    5. Edward A. Selby, Amy Kranzler, Emily Panza
      Pages 159-176
    6. Alexis Matusiewicz, Grace Weaverling, C. W. Lejuez
      Pages 177-194
    7. Kim L. Gratz, Katherine L. Dixon-Gordon, Matthew T. Tull
      Pages 195-210
  5. Developmental Course and Psychosocial Correlates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Amanda Venta, Kathrin Herzhoff, Patricia Cohen, Carla Sharp
      Pages 229-245
    3. Stephanie D. Stepp, Diana J. Whalen, Sarah L. Pedersen
      Pages 247-263
    4. Mary C. Zanarini, Michelle M. Wedig
      Pages 265-276
    5. Jenny Macfie, Jennifer M. Strimpfel
      Pages 277-291
    6. Christopher J. Hopwood, Nick Schade, Aaron L. Pincus
      Pages 293-310
  6. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Peter Fonagy, Trudie Rossouw, Carla Sharp, Anthony Bateman, Liz Allison, Clare Farrar
      Pages 313-332
    3. Lina Normandin, Karin Ensink, Frank E. Yeomans, Otto F. Kernberg
      Pages 333-359
    4. Alec L. Miller, Mary T. Carnesale, Elizabeth A. Courtney
      Pages 385-401
    5. Blaise Aguirre, Janna Hobbs, Michael Hollander
      Pages 403-414
    6. Renee Harvey, Nancee Blum, Donald W. Black, Jo Burgess, Paula Henley-Cragg
      Pages 415-429
  7. Conclusions and Future Directions

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 467-480

About this book


Diagnosing borderline personality disorder (BPD) in young people has long been a tough call for clinicians, either for fear of stigmatizing the child or confusing the normal mood shifts of adolescence with pathology. Now, a recent upsurge in relevant research into early-onset BPD is inspiring the field to move beyond this hesitance toward a developmentally nuanced understanding of the disorder.

The Handbook of Borderline Personality Disorder in Children and Adolescents reflects the broad scope and empirical strengths of current research as well as promising advances in treatment. This comprehensive resource is authored by veteran and emerging names across disciplines, including developmental psychopathology, clinical psychology, child psychiatry, genetics, and neuroscience in order to organize the field for an integrative future. Leading-edge topics range from the role of parenting in the development of BPD to trait-based versus symptom-based assessment approaches, from the life-course trajectory of BPD to the impact of the DSM-5 on diagnosis. And of particular interest are the data on youth modifications of widely used adult interventions, with session excerpts.

Key areas featured in the Handbook:

  • The history of research on BPD in childhood and adolescence.
  • Conceptualization and assessment issues.
  • Etiology and core components of BPD.
  • Developmental course and psychosocial correlates.
  • Empirically supported treatment methods. 
  • Implications for future research, assessment, and intervention.

The Handbook of Borderline Personality Disorder in Children and Adolescents is a breakthrough reference for researchers and clinicians ­in a wide range of disciplines, including child and school psychology and psychiatry, social work, psychotherapy and counseling, nursing management and research, and personality and social psychology.


Affective dysfunction and emotion dysregulation in juvenile BPD BPD etiology and core components Behavior genetic approaches to BPD Biopsychosocial model of BPD Borderline personality disorder (BPD) in adolescents Borderline personality disorder (BPD) in children Child personality framework Cognitive analytic therapy for juvenile BPD DBT for juvenile BPD Development and psychosocial correlates of juvenile BPD Developmental course of juvenile BPD Dialetical behavior therapy for juvenile BPD Family factors and juvenile BPD Mentalization-based treatment for juvenile BPD NSSI in adolescents with BPD Neurobiological basis of BPD Nonsuicidal self-injury in adolescents with BPD Parenting and juvenile BPD Relational aggression and youths with BPD Suicidal behaviors and adolescents with BPD

Editors and affiliations

  • Carla Sharp
    • 1
  • Jennifer L. Tackett
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. PsychologyUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Dept. PsychologyUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA

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