This episode, we're talking all about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and how music therapy can support those living with BPD.
BPD is defined as a pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image and affects, and marked impulsivity. However, that definition doesn't really shed light on how painful and isolating living with BPD can be.
What is the experience of living with BPD?
What role can music therapy play in supporting people living with BPD?
You'll hear an interview from Jason Kenner, a lecturer and PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, who has been researching and creating programs to aid in the treatment of BPD. Jason discusses the various music therapy methods he employs in his programs and also shares some of the participants' experiences of the program itself.
As you may have already figured, BPD is complex and is not something that can be neatly "cured", although many people do find their way out of the disorder eventually. Currently, there are limited forms of treatment for BPD and on this episode, you will be hearing about the latest, cutting-edge research in this field, we're very excited to share this with you!