Borderline Personality Disorder Storyboard from the Systemic Family Therapist’s Perspective

  • Luigi CancriniEmail author
  • Francesca Romana De Gregorio
Part of the European Family Therapy Association Series book series (EFTAS)


Borderline personality disorders (BPD) of the adult have their origin in some specific and unique circumstances of childhood.

Starting from a clear reconstruction of these circumstances, the authors give clinical description of phases in which BPD develops in adolescence and in adult life. Continuity in interpersonal meaning of symptomatic behaviors between all these phases is particularly underlined. Vignettes are presented which are important for the family-systemic therapist for all these clinical situations.


Borderline personality disorder Childhood circumstances Systemic family therapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luigi Cancrini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Francesca Romana De Gregorio
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro Studi di Terapia RelazionaleRomeItaly
  2. 2.Associazione Bambini nel Tempo OnlusRomeItaly

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