February 10, 2016

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ISITDBT 2013 Research Award given to Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D. Director of Research, NEA.BPD!

The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of Dialectical Behavior Therapy by way of research and treatment development. Previous recipients of the Research Award include Martin Bohus, MD (2004), Tom Lynch, Ph.D. (2005) and Shelley McMain, Ph.D., C. Psych. (2010).  The award  is given in recognition of  evidence of valuable contribution to the DBT […]

Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorder. New article published

Abstract: Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2013 Dec;15(12):422. Problematic Boundaries in the Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder: The Interface with Borderline Personality Disorder. Zimmerman M, Morgan TA. Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA, mzimmerman@lifespan.org. Abstract It is clinically important to recognize both bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder (BPD) in patients seeking treatment for […]

Dr Blaise Aquirre on the NAMI Call-in: ” I blame my profession for the stigma and it’s up to us to undo the stigma. The stigma was created by professionals. Let’s start targeting the stigma. For the vast majority of adolescence and their families making the diagnosis makes a great difference.”

NAMI Call-in…Friday November 15 Blaise Aguirre, MD: Diagnosing BPD in Adolescence.

Ask the Doctor- Conference Call Save the Date: November 15, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time Topic: Diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder with Dr. Blaise Aguirre Dr. Aguirre will address the controversy around diagnosing borderline personality disorder (BPD) in adolescents, challenge the stigma around BPD and highlight current and effective treatment options. Friday […]

BPD is a disorder that is often complicated by other disorders. Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, PTSD, as well as others. Dr. Elsa Ronningstam, of Harvard MedicalMedical School and McLean Hospital has written an outstanding pamphlet on narcissism. She includes its sometimes co occurrence with BPD and outlines its characteristics in her writing.

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Mental Health Forum to be held in Boston this week. Panel moderator Chelsea Clinton, featured speakers Biden, Sebelius, Kennedy and Brandon Marshall. go Brandon! www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/oct/27/us-biden-mental-health/


Marsha Linehan talks about the Dialectical Dilemmas at the McLean Hospital Conference

Attachment 2013 Conference McLean Hospital Boston October 25 and 26. Outstanding two-day meeting. Presenters in the picture are (left to right): Drs. John Livesley, Robert Waldinger, Anthony Bateman, Marsha Linehan, Lois Choi-Kain, Christopher Palmer. Peter Fonagy and John Gunderson. More to follow.

“The Life Worth Living Conversation in DBT” with Charlie Swenson, MD. luncheon sponsored by Clearview Treatment Centers and CBC of Westchester and Manhattan. A well-attended educational and networking event on October 18th offered attendees to learn from one of the DBT experts. Picture highlights Charlie introducing a new metaphor on DBT. Hint: Brandon Marshall could take the ball and run with it. More to follow

Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D. author of the High Conflict Couple…..”DBT with Couples.” December 6th New Canaan CT. Conference Registration Open.. Silverhill Hospital hosts its 2nd conference with NEA.BPD. All proceeds go to support NEA.BPD programs. Go to neabpd.com for schedule of the day and registration.