Kim Gratz, Alex Chapman and
Alexander L. Chapman' Ph.D.' is an assistant professor and registered psychologist in the department of psychology at Simon Fraser University. He is director of the Personality and Emotion Research Laboratory' where he conducts research on self - harm' borderline personality disorder' emotion regulation' and impulsivity. Chapman has published numerous journal articles and book chapters and has given many national and international presentations on borderline personality disorder' dialectical behavior therapy' self - harming and suicidal behavior' and impulsive behavior. In 2007' he received the Young Investigator's Award from the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder. In addition' he trains students and professionals to treat clients who self - harm or borderline personality disorder. Chapman is president of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Centre of Vancouver' a center for the treatment of borderline personality disorder' self - harm' and related problems. He is coauthor of The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide. Kim L. Gratz' Ph.D.' is an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of Mississippi Medical Center' where she serves as director of personality disorders research. Gratz has written numerous journal articles and book chapters on borderline personality disorder' deliberate self - harm' and emotion regulation. Her research currently focuses on understanding the nature and consequences of emotion dysregulation and emotional avoidance among individuals who struggle with borderline personality disorder and self - harm. In addition' she has developed a brief emotion regulation group therapy for self - harm among women with borderline personality disorder. In 2005' Gratz received the Young Investigator's Award from the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder. She is coauthor of The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide.