The person who will help you most in your quest for a better life is your primary clinician. The responsibilities of the primary clinician in the treatment of borderline disorder are:26
- to educate you about the nature and causes of borderline disorder
- to assure that all appropriate evaluations are performed in order to determine your specific treatment needs
- to develop with you a comprehensive treatment plan that best meets these needs
- to assure that the plan is implemented
- to routinely determine your safety and progress in treatment
- to implement changes in the treatment plan when indicated, and
- to assure effective communication among other therapists and family involved in your treatment.
Adapted from Gunderson JG1
Most often, the primary clinician is a psychiatrist, well trained and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of borderline disorder.