BPD Compass Is an Accessible Alignment of Dimensional Assessment and Treatment

Shannon Sauer-Zavala, Matthew W. Southward

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BPD Compass is a short-term (18-session) intervention for borderline personality disorder (BPD) that was designed to address the higher-order dimensions of personality implicated in this condition in the Alternative Model of Personality Disorders (AMPD): Negative affectivity, Antagonism, and Disinhibition. We received three commentaries on our manuscript describing the conceptual background for BPD Compass; the purpose of this rejoinder is to respond to that feedback. In our rejoinder, we challenge researchers and clinicians to stretch their assumptions about what treatment for BPD should look like, describe the utility of a cognitive-behavioral approach for subsequent dissemination, and discuss how information Criterion A of the AMPD can also be used to personalize course of treatment with BPD Compass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-390
Number of pages3
JournalPersonality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2023

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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