Katherine Dixon-Gordon

Learning in Borderline Personality Disorder and Its Treatment

Dr. Dixon-Gordon’s work focuses on the cognitive and affective processes underlying psychopathology, particularly borderline personality disorder, and its treatment. Dr. Dixon-Gordon plans to use her residency in the ISSR Scholars Program to extend her research to identifying cognitive-affective processes as predictors of treatment response in dialectical behavior therapy.

Recent Publications:

  • Dixon-Gordon, K. L., Chapman, A. L, & Turner, B. J. (Accepted, 2015). A preliminary investigation of the specificity of effects of dialectical behavior therapy emotion regulation skills training. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology.
  • Dixon-Gordon, K. L., Weiss, N. H., Tull, M. T., DiLillo, D., Messman-Moore, T., & Gratz, K. L. (2015). Characterizing emotional dysfunction in borderline personality, major depression, and their co-occurrence. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 62, 187-203. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2015.07.014
  • Dixon-Gordon, K. L., Whalen, D. J., Scott, L. N., Cummins, N. D., & Stepp, S. D. (2015). The main and interactive effects of maternal interpersonal emotion regulation and daughters’ borderline personality disorder symptoms: The role of daughters’ negative affect. Cognitive Therapy and Research, Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10608-015-9706-4
  • Dixon-Gordon, K. L., Aldao, A., & De Los Reyes, A. (2015). Emotion regulation in context: Examining the spontaneous use of strategies across emotional intensity and type of emotion. Personality and Individual Differences, 86, 271-276. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.06.011
  • Dixon-Gordon, K. L., Bernecker, S. L., & Christensen, K. (2015). Recent innovations in the field of interpersonal emotion regulation. Current Opinion in Psychology, 3, 36-42. doi:10.1016/j.copsyc.2015.02.001

Keywords: emotion, emotion regulation, borderline personality disorder, treatment outcome, dialectical behavior therapy