Clinicians should receive regular access to education and training in the treatment and resources.
Research revealed significant results in clinicians’ desires and need for assistance:
“ 80% of clinicians indicated that they wanted more information on where to refer clients; 76% wanted skills training workshops; 74% wanted regular education in-services to help deal with BPD, and 70% wanted a specialist service for these clients.” (Cleary, Siegfried, & Walter, 2002, p. 188-189)
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