Borderline Personality Disorder: Treatment and
Management That Works - Social Worker / Psychologists Training
Empirically-proven Strategies for Helping
Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder
Although the most prominent, well-known, and well-researched of the personality
disorders, individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder remain one of the
most difficult types of clients for most mental health and social service
professionals. Often experienced as exasperating, upsetting, and even
impossible, patients with BPD often confuse, frighten, and frustrate clinicians.
It does not need to be this way. Although largely unfamiliar to all but a few
specialists in the area, there are new, innovative, and cutting-edge methods
that have empirically-proven effectiveness in managing and treating the behavior
of this often bewildering client population. By drawing on the most current
experience, research, and literature, this seminar offers mental health and
social service professionals concise and practical information on treating and
managing individuals with this difficult condition.
Presented by Gregory W. Lester, PhD, the widely-acclaimed specialist who has
trained more social service personnel on the topic of Personality Disorders than
any other professional, this seminar delivers what his trainings are famous
for—the most current, clear, practical, realistic, useful, and bottom-line
information available on the topic.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Examine the history of the Borderline
Personality Disorder diagnosis, the progression of its understanding, and the
evolution to its effective management
• Identify cutting-edge treatment approaches that incorporate the latest in
brain and behavior studies
• Design practical and easy-to-implement management approaches that work with
• Discuss methods to diminish crises, control emergencies, and reduce
• Examine specialized and advanced topics in the treatment of personality
disorders, including medication recommendations, liability issues, suicidal
behaviors, relationship barriers, and self-care of the practitioner
• Outline effective techniques and tools for use in the diagnosis and treatment
of Borderline Personality Disorder
• Discover how to best handle and diminish self-harm behaviors and acute and
• Assess strategies for reducing emergencies and crises
• Analyze the types, uses, and effects of medications used in treatment
• Determine and manage the risks involved in treating Borderline Personality
GREGORY W. LESTER, PhD, is a clinical and
consulting psychologist with practices in Texas and Colorado. Dr. Lester is
widely considered to have trained more professionals on the topic of personality
disorders than any other individual, with more than 125,000 professionals
attending his trainings in 130 cities across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. He
is the author and presenter of the largest attended and longest running seminar
on personality disorders, and his office served as one of the first research
sites for the development of the proposed revision for the personality disorders
section of the DSM-5. Dr. Lester has served on the graduate faculty of The
University of St. Thomas and holds membership in the American Psychological
Association, the Texas Psychological Association, the Colorado Psychological
Association, and Phi Beta Kappa. He has received the coveted Nemecek Award for
Outstanding Service to Families and was named Volunteer of the Year by the
Parent Aide Network. Dr. Lester's work has been widely published and has
appeared in publications including The Journal of the American Medical
Association, The Western Journal of Medicine, The Journal of Marriage and Family
Therapy, The Journal of Behavior Therapy, The Yearbook of Family Practice, and
The Skeptical Inquirer. He is the author of seven books, including Power With
People: How to Handle Just About Anyone, which is in its ninth printing. Dr.
Lester consults with health care companies, social service agencies, and has
served as a special consultant to the United States Department of Justice. Due
to his innovative and practical approaches to the most difficult cases, he is in
extremely high demand as a speaker and trainer and is often cited as a voice of
authority in his field.
I have never been to a more effective or
entertaining seminar. The instructor was incredible and extremely informative.
Mike Hansen, Case Manager, Atlantic City, New Jersey
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Physician Assistants
• Nurse Practitioners
• Social Workers
• Marriage and Family Therapists
• Alcohol and Drug Counselors
• Developmental Disability Counselors
• Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors
• Case Managers
• Occupational Therapists
• Home Health Care Personnel
• Nursing Home Personnel
• Clinical Supervisors
• Psychiatric Hospital Staff
• Primary Care Personnel
• Hospice Care Workers
CREDITS - CE Approvals
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
- Cross Country Education is accredited by the American Association of Nurse
Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing
education. Provider number: 060313. This program was planned in accordance with
AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards. This
course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
American Academy of Physician Assistants - This program has been reviewed
and is approved for a maximum of 6 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the
Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those
hours actually spent participating in the CME activity. This program was planned
in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial
Support of Live Programs.
American Nurses Credentialing Center - Cross Country Education, LLC is
accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. - Cross Country
Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is
offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement
of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA
Educational level Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
American Psychological Association - Cross Country Education is approved
by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for
psychologists. Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for this program
and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full
attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for
partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.
Association of Social Work Boards - Cross Country Education provider
#1005, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the
Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing
Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved through
1-27-18). Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for the program.
Social workers will receive 6 Clinical continuing education clock hours for
participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their
individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education
requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for
more information. This educational offering is at the Intermediate level for
California Board of Registered Nursing - Cross Country Education is
approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for
7.2 contact hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable
credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.
Commission for Case Manager Certification - This program has been
pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide
continuing education credit to CCM board certified case managers. The course is
approved for 6 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: S00015607 Approval Number:
150001529. To claim these CEs, log into your CE Center account at
Florida Board of Nursing - Cross Country Education is an approved
provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is
offered for 6.0 contact hours.
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
Iowa Board of Nursing - Cross Country Education is an approved provider
with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered
for 7.2 contact hours.
Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family
Therapy - Application currently under review for MFT CEU approval by the
Louisiana Association For Marriage and Family Therapy.
NASW-LA - This program has been approved for 6 clinical continuing
education contact hours by the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana
Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Worker Examiners,
and may be applied toward the continuing education requirements for licensure
Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family
Therapist - This program has been submitted to the Mississippi Board of
Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists for approval of
6 contact hours.
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors - This
course has been approved by Cross Country Education, as a NAADAC Approved
Education Provider, for 6 continuing education hours. NAADAC Provider #77600,
Cross Country Education is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
Content includes elements of one of the NAADAC 8 Counselor Skills Group. Full
attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance
may not be awarded based on the NAADAC guidelines.
National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. - Cross Country Education
has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.
5904. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Cross
Country Education is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Six (6)
contact hours are being awarded for completion of this program.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -