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Specialty Clinics Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Clinic

Please note: We regret to inform you that the CAMH Borderline Personality Clinic has temporarily closed its intake process for CLINICAL TREATMENT services only.   This is necessary to address our existing waiting list, and make improvements to our system so we can meet the increasing demands for services.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.  In the meantime you may check our information line at 416-535-8501 ext. 32437 at the beginning of each month for any updates or changes to intake processes.

Treatment services

Assessment: Individuals who are interested in receiving treatment must first undergo a comprehensive assessment by a member of  the inter disciplinary team to determine the diagnosis and eligibility for services.
The clinic offers a range of services based on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and these are detailed below:
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
DBT is an intensive and comprehensive outpatient psychotherapy program for adults, age 18 and over.  It includes one hour of individual therapy weekly, and one two-hour skills group weekly.   This program is a structured therapy that helps individuals identify, understand and find solutions for problematic behaviors and to help individuals achieve improved quality of life. After hours skills coaching is also a component of this treatment.   
Twenty-Week Skills Group
This treatment is a 20-week group (two hours, once weekly) that entails training in DBT skills to help people who have BPD make positive changes in their lives.  Skills taught in the group include: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness.   Clients learn how to “walk the middle path” rather than being caught in extreme emotions and behaviours..  Participants in this treatment are expected to have an external primary therapist who they see on a regular basis. 
Psycho-Educational Support Group for Family and Friends of People with BPD
This is a 12-week group based on the Family Connection treatment program.  It is designed to help friends and loved ones of those with BPD develop a better understanding of the disorder and learn skills to respond effectively in difficult situations, improve their relationships and manage stress.

How to refer: Please contact us at 416 535-8501 ext. 32437 to register.

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