Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
The primary focus of this study is to explore the underlying reasons for the negative attitudes that mental health professionals harbor toward clients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Of main concern is a problem that involves a lack of desire on the part of the clinicians to treat individuals with an Axis II diagnosis, specifically Borderline Personality Disorder. Much of this attitude can be attributed to the fact that clients presenting with symptoms of BPD exhibit extremely destructive personality characteristics that cause others to distance themselves.
Gonzalez, Roseanne Bean, "Attitudes toward borderline personality among mental health professionals" (2009). Theses Digitization Project. 3654.