Support Promote Advocate

for Borderline Personality Disorder

There are many skills that families can learn that will help you to relate to and support someone with BPD. These may seem complex at first – like a muscle we haven’t used before we become stronger and the skills becomes easier with practise. We suggest you practise these skills with other friends/colleagues first to develop some confidence.

These are:

Radical Acceptance

Listening

Validation

Boundaries / Limits

Validation

Understanding Validation: A Way to Communicate Acceptance

Eight dramatised role plays between young friends showing invalidating and validating responses and the immediate consequences of each

Understanding Validation in Families: Dr Alan  Fruzzetti.

This series of four validation sessions is presented by Dr Alan Fruzzetti and Dr Karyn Hall.  Recorded at the Chicago Validation Conference 2014 - Video 1 - Video 2 - Video 3 - Video 4