This seminar is designed for counselors, psychologists, social service directors, case managers, nurses, administrators and attorneys.
This one-day seminar will equip today’s healthcare professional with the tools necessary for the accurate assessment and effective management of the borderline personality. This seminar will help to expand the basic knowledge of the healthcare professional with respect to the borderline personality. It will provide skills of intervention for a greater therapeutic outcome as well as increase the confidence of the healthcare professional treating the borderline personality. You will also learn the etiology of borderline personality disorders.
Topics to be discussed include:
• Define Borderline Personality Disorder
• Identify The DSM-IV Criteria For Borderline Personality Diagnosis
• Understand The Common Misconceptions Related To The Borderline Personality
• Discuss The Common Thought Patterns, Behaviors And Feelings Of The Borderline Personality
• Recognize The Effect Of Borderline Personality On Relationship Dynamics
• Develop A Therapeutic Treatment Plan With Regard To Effective Treatment Modalities
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
A. The Controversy
B. The Causes
C. Common Statistics
9:30 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
II. Defining The Illness
C. Basics Of The Borderline Personality
10:10 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.
10:25 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.
III. Dispelling Misconceptions About Borderline Personality Disorder
A. “These People Are Terminal”
B. The “Waste Basket” Phenomenon
C. Men Suffer From Anti-Social Personality Disorder; Women Suffer From BPD
D. Borderline Personality Disorder Does Not Exist
11:25 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
IV. Diagnosing The Borderline Personality
A. Gunderson’s Concept
B. Kernberg’s Concept
C. DSM-IV Criterion
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
V. Common Traits And Behaviors Of The Borderline Personality
D. Interpersonal Relationships
E. Emotional Traits
F. Personal Identity
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
VI. Co-Existing Illness
B. Mood Disorders
C. Panic Disorders
D. Substance Abuse
E. Gender Identity Disorder
G. Eating Disorders
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VII. Effective Intervention Of And Treatment Of Borderline Personality Disorder And
A. Basic Principles Of Effective Intervention
B. Medical Treatment
C. Therapeutic Exercises
D. Quotes For The Road
E. Relevant Terms