By Jacqueline Gunn, PsyD and Brent Potter, PhD
Authors, Borderline Personality Disorder: New Perspectives on a Stigmatizing and Overused Diagnosis (Praeger, November 2014)
When you are reading our book, be prepared to challenge your view of what is called “borderline personality disorder” and even the way you see all so-called psychiatric ‘disorders’.
This is what we have done as co-authors. We sound a little strong at times, but we really believe in what we are presenting.
We take you through exactly why we take this approach, give you historical context and also explain some experiences with real people who are suffering. To this end, client’s stories at the end along with a few narratives written by clients themselves along the way. We stick faithfully to the experiences themselves rather than upon theoretical constructs and other abstracted materials. Our approach is not experience-near, but experientialist; we don’t hypothesize, abstract…
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