Integrating Biofeedback as a Tool in Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder

Hosted by Karen Jacob, PhD, McLean Hospital.

Dr. Jacob discusses how biofeedback can be used as an effective tool for helping patients with BPD work on their tendency to avoid internal experiences and hence inadvertently perpetuate ongoing emotional and interpersonal problems which ultimately contribute to their difficulty in stabilizing. She introduces the basic premise of biofeedback and how it can be used to bolster existing treatments as a tool to obstruct “escape” behaviors common to patients with BPD, including cutting, drinking, restricting, and suicidal ideation or gestures.

Part of the BPD Patient and Family Webinar Series.