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Personality Disorders

  • The ICD-10 International Personality Disorder Examimation
  • Banerjee, P. J. M., Gibbon, S., Huband. (2009). Assessment of personality disorder. Advances In Psychiatric Treatment, 15, 389-397.

Treatment guides

  • NICE guidelines for borderline personality disorder (January 2009)
  • NICE guidelines for antisocial personality disorder (January 2009)
  • APA practice guidelines for the treatment of patients with borderline personality disorder (2001)
  • Modified DBT group therapy manual for adolescents experiencing substance misuse

Information handouts

Project Air has a selection of resources including fact sheets:

Mentalisation based therapy (MBT)


Overcoming distress intolerance

Interpersonal effectiveness

  • What is assertiveness? download
  • How to recognise assertive behaviour download
  • How to think more assertively download
  • How to behave more assertively download
  • Reducing physical tension download
  • How to say “no” assertively download
  • How to deal assertively with criticism download
  • How to deal with disappointment assertively download
  • How to give and receive compliments assertively download
  • Putting it all together download

Developing self-compassion

  • (Old but interesting) Arntz, A. (1994). Treatment of borderline personality disorder: a challenge for cognitive-behavioural therapy. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 32(4), 419-430
  • Bateman, A. W., Tyrer, P. (2004). Psychological treatments for personality disorders. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 10, 378-388
  • Evershed, S. (2011). Treatment of personality disorder: skills-based therapies. Advances in psychiatric treatment, 17(3), 206-213

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