Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and director of the dialectical behavior therapy and research program at the University of Nevada, Reno. In this podcast Dr. Fruzetti talks about acceptance of pain and our ability to change, dialectical behavior therapy’s use of the behavior chain analysis, and myths surrounding BPD.
Beth S. Brodsky, Ph.D. is Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University, and a research scientist in the Silvio O. Conte Center for the Neurobiology of Mental Disorders, at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Department of Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology. Her areas of expertise include research and psychotherapeutic treatment of self-destructive behavior in borderline personality disorder (BPD). She has published numerous articles and chapters on the topics of suicidal risk and treatment of suicidal behavior in borderline personality disorder. She is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and teaches DBT to psychiatry residents and psychology trainees. She has a private practice in Manhattan.
Paula Tusiani-Eng has written, along with her mother and sister (posthumously) about their struggles, hopes and legacy her sister, Pamela, leaves behind. The book is titled Remnants of a Life on Paper: A Mother and Daughter’s Struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder (Baroque Press, 2013). Paula also has created a non-profit organization, Emotions Matter, to connect and empower those impacted by Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) to raise awareness about BPD and advocate for better mental health care.
Will Lippincott began his publishing career at the Johns Hopkins University Press, later moving to the Village Voice Literary Supplement and then The New Yorker. He is a former publisher of The New Republic and Booz Allen’s strategy+business magazine. Will returned to the book side of publishing in 2003 as a literary agent. Will Lippincott wrote an article in The New York Times entitled, “No Longer Wanting to Die” in 2015.
Perry Hoffman, PhD is the president of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder. NEA.BPD is the nationally recognized organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). NEA.BPD works with families and persons in recovery, raises public awareness, provides education to professionals, promotes research and advocates with Congress to enhance the quality of life of those affected by this serious but treatable mental illness.