Graduate Degree Type
Occupational Therapy (M.S.)
Occupational Science and Therapy
Kelly A. Machnik
There is limited research highlighting occupational therapy (OT) interventions utilized with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). This scoping review analyzes current literature by data-charting psychosocial interventions that are or could be applied by OT practitioners for BPD treatment. Five health sciences and psychology databases were searched; the search strategy included keywords and subject headings related to BPD and psychosocial interventions. A variety of evidence-based interventions applicable to the BPD population were identified for OT implementation. Themes included awareness of behaviors and skill training for functional performance. There is a need for training and professional development opportunities for OT practitioners treating this population.
Leep, Annette; Shaw, Darcie A.; Lloyd, Meghan E.; Voelck, Stephanie M.; and Ghneim, Hannah R., "Potential Occupational Therapy Interventions for People with Borderline Personality Disorder: A Scoping Review" (2023). Culminating Experience Projects. 321.
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