Dr Gwen Adshead, Forensic Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, Southern Health Foundation Trust
Heather Castillo has been a pioneer in the provision of support and treatment for people living with personality disorder. She understands that the process of recovery must be user led; and the voices of people with personality disorder need to be respected and heard. In this fascinating book, she describes the journey she made as a service developer and leader, and the empirical evaluation process: one which involved service users from the start. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to professionals who are developing services for people with personality disorder, and for those who have an interest in the qualitative research methods in mental health.
Rachel Taylor, School of Education and Psychology, University of BoltonJournal of Mental Health
A well written and engaging book that depicts the triumphs and challenges of working with those affected with the disorders, with their carers' and with the complex intricacies of commissioning. There is enough material and evidence-based research within the covers for anyone who has an interest in or indeed already works within the realms of personality disorder to take heart and apply some of the excellent work that has been shown.