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Therapy program export treats borderline personality disorder

Trade between countries usually involves products. However, one successful export from the United States to the Netherlands, Norway and several other countries is a cognitive therapy treatment program created by University of Iowa experts to help people with borderline personality disorder.

The treatment program, called Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem-Solving (STEPPS), augments standard treatment -- medication and individualized psychotherapy -- in order to give people with borderline personality disorder techniques to raise self-awareness and self-management.

People with the disorder struggle to manage intense emotions, experience frequent suicidal thoughts and can engage in self-damaging, impulsive behaviors. Their relationships with others are often unstable because of inconsistent or intense moods.

Borderline personality disorder, characterized in the STEPPS program as emotional intensity disorder, is found all over the world at about the same prevalence rate, said Nancee Blum, social work specialist in psychiatry in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. Blum pioneered the treatment program along with colleagues Don St. John, UI physician assistant in psychiatry; Norm Bartels, a clinician in Wheaton, Ill.; and Bruce Pfohl, M.D., UI professor of psychiatry.

"Borderline personality disorder crosses many cultural lines. Sharing a treatment approach to benefit patients and experts in other countries has been exciting and gratifying," said Blum, who also is an adjunct faculty member in the UI College of Nursing and the School of Social Work in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Recently, experts in the Netherlands reported that 80 percent of their mental health facilities now have STEPPS-trained therapists using the Dutch version of STEPPS. In April, Blum will go to London to introduce the program to clinicians there. Meanwhile, the STEPPS manual is being translated for us
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Contact: Becky Soglin
becky-soglin@uiowa.edu
319-335-6660
University of Iowa
29-Mar-2006


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