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Read about the Project Air Strategy Grenyer, B.F.S. (2014) An Integrative Relational Step-Down Model of Care: The Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders, ACPARIAN (Australian Clinical Psychologist), 9 8-13.
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Read the final outcomes of the Project Air pilot implementation (2010-2013)  - Grenyer BFS & Fanaian M (2015). Final report on the treatment of personality disorders research project (2010-2013). Wollongong: University of Wollongong, Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute.
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See the call for Personality Disorders to become a Mental Health Priority Area
Grenyer, B.F.S., Ng, F.Y.Y., Townsend, M.L., Rao, S. (2017). Personality disorder: A mental health priority area. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Early online view. DOI: 10.1177/0004867417717798

Professor Brin Grenyer explains "What are personality disorders and how are they treated?"

Is treatment for personality disorders cost-effective? Meuldijk, D., McCarthy, A., Bourke, M.E., Grenyer, B.F.S. (2017

Do people with Borderline Personality Disorder recover? Ng, F., Bourke, M., Grenyer, B (2016) 
 

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Project Air Strategy Publications on Personality Disorders

Meuldijk, D., McCarthy, A., Bourke, M.E., Grenyer, B.F.S. (2017). The value of psychological treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder: systematic review and cost-offset analysis of economic evaluations. Plos One, 12(3), e0171592. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171592.

Pickard, JA, Townsend M, Caputi P, and Grenyer BFS. (2017 in press). Observing the influence of mindfulness and attachment styles through mother and infant interaction: A longitudinal study.

Ng, F.Y.Y., Bourke, M.E., Grenyer, B.F.S., (2016) Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder: A systematic review of the perspectives of Consumers, Clinicians, Family and Carers. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0160515. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0160515

McCarthy, KL, Lewis, KL, Bourke, ME, Grenyer BFS. (2016) A new intervention for people with borderline personality disorder who are also parents: A pilot study of clinician acceptability. Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation. 3:10 DOI 10.1186/s40479-016-0044-2 Open access: http://bpded.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s40479-016-0044-2

Pickard, J., Caputi, P., Grenyer, B.F.S. (2016). Mindfulness and emotional regulation as sequential mediators in the relationship between attachment security and depression. Personality and Individual Differences, 99, 179-183. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.04.091

Grenyer, B.F.S. (2016). The five steps to reform of training and education in psychology. InPsych: Bulletin of the Australian Psychological Society, 38(2), 18.

Calvert, F.L., Crowe, T.P., Grenyer, B.F.S. (2016). Dialogical reflexivity in supervision: An experiential learning process for enhancing reflective and relational competencies. The Clinical Supervisor, 35:1, 1-21, DOI: 10.1080/07325223.2015.1135840

Townsend ML, Riepsamen A, Georgiou C, Flood VM, Caputi P, Wright IM, Davis WS, Jones A, Larkin TA, Williamson MJ, Grenyer BFS (2016) Longitudinal Intergenerational Birth Cohort Designs: A systematic review of Australian and New Zealand studies. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0150491. Published: March 18, 2016. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150491

Baafi, M., Lucas, C., Charlton, K., Townsend, M. & Grenyer, B.F.S. (2016). Iodine supplementation during pregnancy: are pregnant women aware of its importance?. Women and Birth, 28 (Suppl. 1), S39-S39.

Townsend, M.L., Grenyer, B.F.S., Yeo, W., Wright, I.M.R. (2016). Immunisation for medical researchers: an ethical and practical imperative. Medical Journal of Australia, 204 (7), 263.

Townsend, M. L.,Cashmore, J., Graham, A. (2016 in press). Out-of-Home Care Transitions and the Educational Progress of Children. Developing Practice.

Bourke, MB, Grenyer BFS.
(2016 in press). Therapist mentalisation on the psychotherapeutic process with borderline personality disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Practice. Accepted 1 October 2016.

McCarthy, KL, Caputi, P, Grenyer BFS. (2016 in press) Significant change events in psychodynamic psychotherapy: Is cognition or emotion more important? Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice

Pickard, J. A., Townsend M. .L,, Caputi P., Grenyer, B.F.S. (2016 in press) Observing the influence of mindfulness and attachment styles through mother and infant interaction: A longitudinal study. Infant Mental Health

Grenyer, B. F. S. (2015). Explainer: what are personality disorders and how are they treated? The Conversation, 24 March 1-4.

Bailey, R.C. and Grenyer, B.F.S. (2015). The relationship between expressed emotion and wellbeing for families and carers of a relative with Borderline Personality Disorder. Personality and Mental Health. 9, 21-32. doi: 10.1002/pmh.1273.

Grenyer, B.F.S. (2014) An Integrative Relational Step-Down Model of Care: The Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders, ACPARIAN (Australian Clinical Psychologist), 9, 8-13. https://ihmri.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@ihmri/documents/doc/uow177533.pdf

Bailey, R.C. and Grenyer, B.F.S. (2014). Supporting a person with personality disorder: A study of carer burden and wellbeing. Journal of Personality Disorders, Vol. 28, No. 6, pp. 796-809. doi: 10.1521/pedi_2014_28_136.

Grenyer, B.F.S. (2014) A dissociation model of borderline personality disorder (book review). Psychotherapy in Australia, 20 (2), 84-85.

McCarthy, K.L., Merganthaler, E., Grenyer, B.F.S. (2014). Early in-session cognitive-emotional problem-solving predicts twelve-month outcomes in depression with personality disorder. Psychotherapy Research, 24 (1), 103-115. DOI: 10.1080/10503307.2013.826834

Grenyer, B.F.S. (2013). Improved prognosis for Borderline Personality Disorder: New treatment guidelines outline specific communication strategies that work. Medical Journal of Australia, 198, 9, 464-465.

Meyer, B.J., Grenyer, B.F.S., Crowe, T., Owen, A.J., Grigonis-Deane, E.M., Howe, P.R.C. (2013) Improvement of major depression is associated with increased erythrocyte DHA. Lipids, 48, 863–868.

McCarthy, K.L., Carter, P.E., Grenyer, B.F.S. (2013) Challenges to getting evidence into practice: Expert clinician perspectives on psychotherapy for personality disorders. Journal of Mental Health, 22 (6), 482-491. DOI: 10.3109/09638237.2013.779367.

Bailey, R. C. & Grenyer, F. S. (2013). Burden and support needs of carers of persons with borderline personality disorder: A systematic review. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 21 (5), 248-258. DOI: 10.1097/HRP.0b013e3182a75c2c.

Fanaian, M., Lewis, K., Grenyer, B.F.S. (2013). Improving services for people with personality disorders: The views of experienced clinicians. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 22, 465–471. doi: 10.1111/inm.12009.

Bourke, M. & Grenyer, B.F.S. (2013) Therapists' accounts of psychotherapy process associated with treating Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders, 27(6), 735-745. doi: 10.1521/pedi_2013_27_108

Grenyer, B.F.S., Lewis, K., Ilkiw-Lavalle, O., Deane, R., Milicevic, D., Pai, N (2013) The developmental and social history of repetitively aggressive mental health patients. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(5) 463-469 DOI: 10.1177/0004867412474106.

Carter, P.E., Grenyer, B.F.S. (2012). Expressive language disturbance in Borderline Personality Disorder in response to emotional autobiographical stimuli. Journal of Personality Disorders, 26(3), 305-321.

Carter, P.E., Grenyer, B.F.S. (2012). The effect on trauma on expressive language impairment in Borderline Personality Disorder. Personality and Mental Health, 6(3), 183-195.

Grenyer, B.F.S. (2012). Historical overview of pathological narcissism. In J.S. Ogrodniczuk (Ed.), Treating pathological narcissism. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Grenyer, B.F.S. (2012). The clinician’s dilemma: Core conflictual relationship themes in personality disorders. ACPARIAN, 4, 25-27. 

Read Professor Brin Grenyer's description of how solving relationship conflicts are so important in personality disorders treatment. PDF icon

Grenyer, B.F.S. (2012). Transformation in psychotherapy: Corrective experiences across cognitive behavioural, humanistic, and psychodynamic approaches (book review). Psychotherapy in Australia, 19(1), 87-88.

Hawes, D.J., Helyer, R., Herlianto, E.C., & Willing, J. (2012). Borderline personality features and implicit shame-prone self-concept in middle childhood and early adolescence. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 0(0), 1-7.

Lewis, K.L., Caputi, P., Grenyer, B.F.S. (2012). Borderline personality disorder subtypes: A factor analysis of the DSM-IV criteria. Personality and Mental Health, 6(3), 196-206.

Carter, P.E., Grenyer, B.F.S. (2011). Expressive language disturbance in borderline personality disorder in response to emotional autobiographical stimuli. Journal of Personality Disorders, S12.

Grenyer, B.F.S., Carter, P.E. (2011). Psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder: Where to start, when to finish? Journal of Personality Disorders. In abstracts of the XIIth ISSPD (International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders) Congress, 1-4 Mar 2011, Melbourne. Journal of Personality Disorders, 25 (Suppl. 1), 9-10

McCarthy, K.L., Mergenthaler, E., Schneider, S., Grenyer, B.F.S. (2011). Psychodynamic change in psychotherapy: cycles of patient-therapist linguistic interactions and interventions. Psychotherapy Research, 21(6), 722-731.

Bourke, M.E., Grenyer, B.F.S. (2010). Psychotherapists’ response to Borderline Personality Disorder: A Core Conflictual Relationship Theme analysis. Psychotherapy Research, 20(6), 680-691.

Lewis, K.L., Grenyer, B.F.S. (2009). Borderline Personality or Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder? An update on the controversy. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 17, 322–328.
 

Project Air Strategy Publications on Related Disorders

Bailey, R.C., Baillie A.J. (2012). The relationship between placebo alcohol and affect: Motives for drinking. Drug and Alcohol Review, 32(2), 162-169.

Grenyer, B.F.S., Lewis, K.L. (2012). Prevalence, prediction and prevention of psychologist misconduct. Australian Psychologist, 47(2), 68-76.

Harris, M.F., Fanaian, M., Jayasinghe, U.W., Passey, M.E., McKenzie, S.H., Powell Davies, G., Lyle, D.M., Laws, R.A., Schutze, H., Wan, Q. (2012). A cluster randomised controlled trial of vascular risk factor management in general practice. Medical Journal of Australia, 197(7), 387-393.

Harris, M.F., Fanaian, M., Jayasinghe, U.W., Passey, M.E., Lyle, D.M., et al. (2012). What predicts patient-reported GP management of smoking, nutrition, alcohol, physical activity and weight? Australian Journal of Primary Health, 18(2), 123-128.

Potter, J.M., Humpel, N., Grenyer, B.F.S., Yeo, W.W. (2012). Managing advanced dementia, advance care planning for dementia patients. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 31(S1) 5-15.

Schutze, H., Rix, E.F., Laws, R.A., Passey, M.E., Fanaian, M., et al. (2012). How feasible are lifestyle modification programs for disease prevention in general practice? Australian Journal of Primary Health, 18(2), 129-137.

Dhanapalaratnam, R., Fanaian, M., Harris, M.F. (2011). Lifestyle intervention: a study on maintenance in general practice. Australian Family Physician, 40(11), 903-906.

McKenzie, S.H., Jayasinghe, U.W., Fanaian, M., Passey, M.E., Lyle, D.M., et al. (2011). Socio-demographic factors, behaviour and personality: Associations with psychological distress. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation, 19(2), 250-257.

Denney-Wilson, E., Fanaian, M., Wan, Q., Vagholkar, S., Schutze, H., et al. (2010). Lifestyle risk factors in general practice. Routine assessment and management. Australian Family Physician, 39(12), 950-953.

Fanaian, M., Laws, R.A., Passey, M.E., McKenzie, S.H., Wan, Q., et al. (2010). Health improvement and prevention study (HIPS) – evaluation of an intervention to prevent vascular disease in general practice. BMC Family Practice, 11, 57-67.

Grenyer, B.F.S., Respondek, C., Gordon, S., Potter, N., Solowij, N. (2010). Cognitive, executive and social functioning in schizophrenia with and without comorbid cannabis use. Schizophrenia Research, 117(2) 425.

Laws, R.A., Chan, B.C., Williams, A.M., Powell Davies, G., Jayasinghe, U.W., Fanaian, M., et al. (2010). An efficacy trial of brief lifestyle intervention delivered by generalist community nurses (CN SNAP trial). BMC Nursing, 9, 4-14.

Passey, M.E., Fanaian, M., Lyle, D.M., Harris, M.F. (2010). Assessment and management of lifestyle risk factors in rural and urban general practices in Australia. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 16(1), 81-86.

Velakoulis, D., Lubman, D., Takagi, M., Yücel, M., Pantelis, C., Fornito, A., Walterfang, M., Solowij, N., Lorenzetti, V., Grenyer, B.F.S., Whittle, S., Respondek, C. (2010). Alterations of hippocampal shape in cannabis users with and without schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 117(2), 426.

 

Lewis, K.L., Sandquist, K.G.E., Stark, A.M., Grenyer, B.F.S. (2009) Towards a National Psychology Ethics Code: A systematic analysis of Australian Professional and Registration Board Standards. Australian Psychologist, 44(4): 263–269.  

Taggart, J., Schwartz, A., Harris, M.F., Perkins, D.A., Powell Davies, G., Proudfoot, J., Fanaian, M., Crookes, P.F. (2009). Facilitating teamwork in general practice: moving from theory to practice. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 15(1), 24-28.

Perkins, D.A., Harris, M.F., Tan, J.J., Christl, B., Taggart, J., Fanaian, M. (2008). Engaging participants in a complex intervention trial in Australian General Practice. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 8(55), 1-6.

Grenyer, B.F.S., Crowe, T., Meyer , B., Owen, A.J., Grigonis-Deane, E.M., Caputi, P., Howe, P.R.C. (2007). Fish oil supplementation in the treatment of major depression: A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry 31(7), 1393-1396.

Perkins, D.A., Fanaian, M. (2004). Who calls Lifeline: Baseline study of callers and their needs (Final Report). CEPHRIS: Centre for Equity and Primary Health Care Research in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven, University of New South Wales.

Grenyer, B.F.S. (2002). Mastering relationship conflicts: Discoveries in theory, research and practice. American Psychological Association Books. 239pp.  

 

Project Air Strategy Selected Collaborators' Publications

Chanen, A.M., McCutcheon, L.K. (2013). Prevention and early intervention for borderline personality disorder: Current status and recent evidence. British Journal of Psychiatry, 202, 24-29.

Hicks, A., Deane, F.P., Crowe, T.P. (2012). Changes in working alliance and recovery in severe mental illness: An exploratory study. Journal of Mental Health, 21(2), 127-134.

Chanen, A.M. (2011). Outcomes in women diagnosed with borderline personality disorder in adolescence: Early detection and timely intervention are fundamental. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 20(3), 175.

Kelly, P., Deane, F.P., McCarthy, Z., Crowe, T. (2011). Using the Theory of Planned Behavior and barriers to treatment to predict intention to enter further treatment following residential drug and alcohol detoxification: A pilot study. Addiction Research and Theory, 19(3), 276‐282.

Rughani, J., Deane, F.P., Wilson, C.J. (2011). Rural adolescents’ help‐seeking intentions for emotional problems: The influence of perceived benefits and stoicism. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19(2), 64‐69.

Wilson, C.,J., Deane, F.P. (2011). Predicting adolescents’ future intentions to seek help for mental health problems. Youth Studies Australia, 30(1), 27‐33.

Chanen, A.M. (2010). The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guideline for borderline personality disorder: More realistic than nihilistic. Personality and Mental Health, 4(1), 41-44.

Stein-Parbury, M.J. (2010). Cognitive disorders. In E. Varcarolis & M. Jordan Halter (Eds), Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A clinical approach (6th ed). SL, USA: Elsevier. pp. 369-401.

Wilhelm, K.A., Parker, G.B., Wedgwood, L., Geerligs, L., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D. (2010). Predicting Mental Health and Well-Being in Adulthood. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198(2), 85-90.

Wilson, C.J., Deane, F.P., Marshall, K., Dalley, A. (2010). Adolescents' suicidal thinking and reluctance to consult general medical practitioners. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39(2), 343‐356.

Wilson, C.J., & Deane, F.P. (2010). Help‐negation and suicidal ideation: The role of depression, anxiety and hopelessness. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39(3), 291‐305.

Uppal, S., Oades, L., Crowe, T., Deane, F.P. (2010). Barriers to transfer of collaborative recovery training into Australian mental health services. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 16(3), 451‐455.

Salgado, J.D., Deane, F.P., Crowe, T., Oades, L. (2010). Hope and improvements in mental health service providers’ recovery attitudes following training. Journal of Mental Health, 19(3), 243‐248.

Chanen, A.M. (2009). Borderline personality disorder. Personality and Mental Health, 3(2), 116-119.

Chanen, A.M. (2009). Personality Disorders: Toward the DSM-V. Drug and Alcohol Review, 28(1), 92.

Chanen, A.M., Jackson, H.J., McCutcheon, L.K., Jovey, M., Dudgeon, P., Yuen, H.P., et al. (2009). Early intervention for adolescents with borderline personality disorder: quasi-experimental comparison with treatment as usual. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 43(5), 397-408.

Chanen, A.M., McCutcheon, L.K., Germano, D., Nistico, H., Jackson, H.J., McGorry, P.D. (2009). The HYPE Clinic: an early intervention service for borderline personality disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 15(3), 163-72.

Stein-Parbury, M.J. (2009). Patient & person: Interpersonal skills in nursing (4th Ed.) Sydney, Australia: Elsevier.

Chanen, A.M., Jovey, M., McCutcheon, L.K., Jackson, H.J., McGorry, P.D. (2008). Borderline Personality Disorder in Young People and the Prospects for Prevention and Early Intervention. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 4(1), 48-57.

Chanen, A.M., McCutcheon, L.K. (2008). Personality disorder in adolescence: The diagnosis that dare not speak its name. Personality and Mental Health, 2(1), 35-41.

Bickerton, A., Hense, T., Benstock, A., Ward, J., & Wallace, L. (2007). Safety first: A model of care for working systematically with high risk young people and their families in an acute CAMHS service. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 28(3), 121-129.

Chanen, A.M., McCutcheon, L.K., Jovey, M., Jackson, H.J., & McGorry, P.D. (2007). Prevention and early intervention for borderline personality disorder. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(7), 18-21.

McCutcheon, L.K., Chanen, A.M. (2007). Tips and techniques for engaging and managing the reluctant, resistant or hostile young person. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(7), 64-67.

Wilhelm, K.A., Finch, A., Kotze, B., Arnold, K., McDonald, G., Sternhell, P., et al. (2007). The green card clinic: Overview of a brief patient-centred intervention following deliberate self-harm. Australasian Psychiatry, 15(1), 35-41.

Mottaghipour, Y., Woodland, L., Bickerton, A., Sara, G. (2006). Working with families of patients within an adult mental health service: development of a programme model. Australasian Psychiatry, 14(3), 267-271.

Mottaghipour, Y., Bickerton, A. (2005). The Pyramid of Family Care: A framework for family involvement with adult mental health services. Advances in Mental Health, 4(3), 210-217.

Parker, G., Malhi, G., Mitchell, P., Kotze, B., Wilhelm, K.A., Parker, K. (2005). Self-harming in depressed patients: Pattern analysis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 29(10), 899-906.

Kotze, B., Meares, R. (1996). Erotic transference and a threatened sense of self. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 69(1), 21-31.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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