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Table 2 Key Strategies of the Parenting with Personality Disorder Intervention

From: A new intervention for people with borderline personality disorder who are also parents: a pilot study of clinician acceptability

Strategy 1: Engage the parent to reinforce safety for all. Building a collaborative relationship regarding parenting; delivering key parenting messages; and completing a Family Crisis Care Plan to support child protection and family safety.
Strategy 2: Improve communication and strive to separate parenting from personality disorder. Skills in talking to children about personality disorder, protecting children from personality disorder symptoms, setting firm but fair limits to reinforce safety and security.
Strategy 3: Improve relationships. Reflect on the relationship between the parent and child, skills for mindful parenting and understanding emotions, reinforce the importance of treatment for mental health issues and self-care and self-compassion in parenting.