Borderline Personality Disorder, National Education Alliance for

Borderline Personality Disorder:
Professionals, Families and Consumers Working Together

Friday, April 21, 2006
Akron General Health & Wellness Center, West Akron, Ohio

Sponsored by:
Akron General Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Partially funded by NIMH grant R13 MH068456-05
In cooperation with: 
National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder
in partnership with NARSAD
Community Partners: Akron Area Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Ohio Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare Association
NAMI of Summit County
Conference Objectives
Identify and understand complex treatment issues for persons with borderline personality disorder.
Understand and discuss advances in treatment with an emphasis on the roles of family and mental health providers in partnership with the patient.
Establish a partnership with providers and families to develop services for persons seeking treatment and support in our community.
Course Description
This conference is geared toward healthcare providers including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, counselors, occupational and expressive art therapists. It will also be beneficial for people with BPD and their families to learn about empirically tested treatment strategies, and how to strive for a better quality of life.
Conference Program
Jeffrey Moore, MD
Chairman of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Akron General Medical Center
Perry Hoffman, PhD
Research Clinician, Assistant Clinical Professor, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine;
President, National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder
Overview of BPD: Criteria and Diagnosis
Robert Friedel, MD
Dept. of Psychiatry, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University
  Describe the core behavioral dimensions of BPD
  Identify neural systems that are related to core behavioral dimensions
  Discuss pharmacologic and psychosocial treatment strategies that target the core clinical issues in BPD
Adolescent Issues and Borderline Personality Disorder
Blaise Aguirre, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, McLean Hospital
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  Increase awareness and acceptance of BPD precursors and traits in an adolescent population
  Identify proper diagnostic tools to assess traits in adolescents
  Discuss treatment issues and specific modalities targeted towards adolescent patients
Psychological Treatment Perspectives on Self-injurious Behavior
James Rogers, PhD
Full Professor, Department of Counseling, University of Akron
  Understand the current incidence and prevalence of self-injurious behaviors in the U.S.
  Identify the two major psychological treatment approaches for working with clients exhibiting self-injurious behaviors
  Articulate general empirically informed psychological treatment interventions for self-injuring clients
Medication Management
Rebecca Cirino, DO
Medical Coordinator, Center for Behavioral Medicine & Wellness - DBT Program, Akron General Medical Center
Maher Mansour, MD,
Medical Director, Center for Behavioral Medicine & Wellness, Akron General Medical Center
  Understand the use of medications for managing BPD
  Review types of medications targeted for specific symptoms in patients
  Discuss limitations of medications in controlling symptoms of BPD
Art Therapy: Expressive Communication
Heidi Larew, LPCC, ATR
Expressive Arts Therapist, Akron General Medical Center
Nancy Nierman-Baker, PC, ATR
Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist, Akron General Medical Center
Adjunct Faculty, Ursuline College
  Explain four basic principles of communication
(verbal and non-verbal) and active, empathetic listening
  Outline four barriers and bridges to communication through art expression
  Identify three communication skills, that encourage client involvement and a positive therapeutic environment
The ABC's of DBT Skill Groups
Claudia Cihlar, PhD, APRN, BC,
Advance Practice Psychiatric Nurse, Akron General Medical Center;
Adjunct Instructor, Kent State University
Larry Pinto, MEd, LPC, LICDC
Group Psychotherapist, Group Leader/ Instructor, Akron General Medical Center, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
  Identify the basic theories and principles of DBT
  Describe the dialectical nature of DBT treatment
  Discuss the structure, goals, and clinical outpatient model for a DBT skills group
DBT Telephone Coaching and Borderline Personality Disorder: Skillful Management of Intersession Telephone Contacts
Denise Ben-Porath, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology, John Carroll University
  Participants will be introduced to rationale and principles of DBT telephone coaching
  Participants will become familiar with the DBT target hierarchy for telephone coaching
  Participants will be introduced to a decision-tree model, which employs DBT techniques and principles designed to assist in managing calls with patients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder
Family and Consumer Panel
Local Family Members, Patients and National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) of Summit County
Family Research and Family Connections
Perry Hoffman, PhD
Research Clinician, Assistant Clinical Professor, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine;
President, National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder
  To identify the impact of borderline personality disorder on family members
  To outline Family Connections, a course for family members
  To provide some skills that benefit family members
Looking Ahead
Patricia Woodward, MAT
Secretary NEA-BPD
Christopher McGowan, MPS, ATR
Director, Partial Hospitalization/Psychiatric Services Center for Behavioral Medicine & Wellness, Akron General Medical Center

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