Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Insight Into the Occupational Lives of Adults With Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): A Grounded Theory Approach
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Article Information
Mental Health / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Insight Into the Occupational Lives of Adults With Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): A Grounded Theory Approach
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505222. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO8046
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505222. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO8046
Abstract

Date Presented 04/06/19

This study uses a grounded theory approach to understand how borderline personality disorder (BPD) affects occupational participation. Environment, occupation, and internal experiences are discussed in the context of the lives of 18 participants with BPD. Affirming occupations provided escape from harmful environments and promoted positive internal experiences. By contrast, absence of affirming occupations resulted in problematic environmental challenges and distressing internal experiences.

Primary Author and Speaker: Emily Mokol

Additional Authors and Speakers: Kyra Jo Gaerke, Sally Wasmuth, Trevor Manspeaker, Karolina Szymaszek