IJSSH 2016 Vol.6(1): 47-51 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2016.V6.616

The Effectiveness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy on Reducing Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder: Case Study

Gamal Abdelhamid Gado
Abstract—This research aimed to examine individual dialectical behavior therapy with a female, she was 21 years old, suffered from borderline personality disorder symptoms. The assessment for the client depended on three tools, the first was clinical interviews, the second was indirect observation, and the third was scale of borderline personality disorder. The more reasons of borderline personality disorders to the client were frequent family problems, case of broken homes, and traumas which happen to the client like sexual harassment. The therapeutic program consisted of 18 sessions, it has been constructed on the principles, strategies, and techniques to Marsha Linehan's practice guide for dialectical behavior therapy, therapeutic program was effectiveness in reducing symptoms of borderline personality disorder.

Index Terms—Dialectical behavior therapy, borderline personality disorder, case study.

Gamal Abdelhamid Gado is with the Aswan Higher Institute of Social Work, Egypt, and with Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education, Qassim University, KSA (e-mail: drgamalgado@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Gamal Abdelhamid Gado, " The Effectiveness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy on Reducing Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder: Case Study," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 47-51, 2016.

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