About the ESSPD

The European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders

...stimulates and supports

scholarship, clinical experience, international collaboration and communication of research on all aspects of personality disorders including epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis and assessment, course and treatment in Europe.

...is a society with a European Signature

which will address the specific needs of the European personality disorder field and actively will expand it to countries in which it is less developed.

…actively seeks contact and cooperation

with family and users organizations and is open to professionals who are actively involved or interested in the study, assessment and treatment of personality disorders.

...closely cooperates

with the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, ISSPD


Membership, bylaws and more

Excerpt from the bylaws:

  1. Ordinary members are persons who have been invited by the Board to become a member and who have accepted that invitation.
  2. Criteria for being invited to become a member are extraordinary qualities and/or achievements in the field of personality disorders and/or in the fields of science, policy, clinical skills, education and/or knowledge transfer.

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Former Borderline Congresses

Information on all former Borderline Congresses since 2010 can be found on the ESSPD federation website.

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