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8th Annual Yale NEA.BPD Conference – May 4, 2012

Impulsivity, Aggression, and Legal Involvement

Friday, May 4, 2012 8:30 AM – 4:45 PM

Mary S. Harkness Auditorium
Sterling Hall of Medicine
333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06519

Additional conference information can be found at www.psychiatry.yale.edu/bpdconference/

Click the links below to view the videos from the conference.


Welcome – Seth R. Axelrod, PhD, Perry D. Hoffman, PhD, Steve Merz, YNH Vice President and Ezra Griffith, MD


Hostility, Impulsivity, and Social Processes in BPD – Emily B. Ansell, PhD



Q&A – Emily B. Ansell, PhD



Neurobiology of Impulsive Aggression in BPD – Antonia S. New, PhD



Toward a Feminist Phenomenology of BPD – Merri Lisa Johnson, PhD



The Importance of DBT Skills for Families – Merri Lisa Johnson, PhD and Marie-Paule de Valdivia, MBA



Mindfulness & Modification Therapy:  Yes, mindfulness CAN reduce impulsivity and aggression – Peggilee Wupperman, PhD



Psychopharmacology of Impulsivity and Aggression: Creating Space for Treatment – Haleh Ghanizadeh, MD, MPH



Brief DBT Skills Training in Forensic Settings – Andre Ivanoff, PhD



DBT-Correction Modified and START NOW – Robert L. Trestman MD, PhD



Panel Discussion



Sponsors

Yale University School Of Medicine Department of Psychiatry

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder

Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital

Co-Sponsors

Gunderson Residence of McLean Hospital

Silver Hill Hospital

Clearview Treatment Programs


Conference Program

Time Title Presenter
8:00am Registration and Coffee
8:30am Welcome and Opening Remarks Seth R. Axelrod, PhD; Perry D. Hoffman, PhD; Steve Merz, YNH Vice President and Ezra Griffith, MD
8:45am Hostility, Impulsivity, and Social Processes in BPD Emily B. Ansell, PhD
9:45am Neurobiology of Impulsive Aggression in BPD Antonia S. New, MD
10:45am Break
11:00am Toward a Feminist Phenomenology of BPD Merri Lisa Johnson, PhD
11:30am The Importance of DBT Skills for Families Marie-Paule de Valdivia, MBA
12:00pm Lunch on your own
1:00pm Psychopharmacology of Impulsivity and Aggression: Creating Space for Treatment Haleh Ghanizadeh, MD, MPH
2:00pm Brief DBT Skills Training in Forensic Settings Andre Ivanoff, PhD
3:00pm Break
3:15pm DBT-Correction Modified and START NOW Robert L. Trestman MD, PhD
4:15pm Panel Discussion
4:45pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn

 

Faculty Presenters

Marie-Paule de Valdivia, MBA Board Member and Family Connections/Teleconnections Facilitator NEA.BPD

Haleh Ghanizadeh, MD, MPH Private Practice, Ridgefield, CT, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Trainer, Behavioral Tech, LLC

André Ivanoff, PhD Associate Professor of Social Work, Columbia University, Scholarly Affiliate, Washington State Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration

Merri Lisa Johnson, PhD Director and Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies, University of South Carolina Upstate

Antonia S. New, MD Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Associate Director, Suicide Research, VISN3, Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECC)

Robert L. Trestman PhD, MD Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Nursing and Director of the Division of Health Policy and Legislative Outreach, University of Connecticut, Executive Director, Correctional Managed Health Care and Interim Division Chief of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center

Conference Directors

Seth R. Axelrod, PhD Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, Dialectical Behavior Team Leader, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital

Perry D. Hoffman, PhD President, National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD)

Conference Coordinators

Emily B. Ansell, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

Nicole Cain, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology Long Island University – Brooklyn

Suzanne Decker PhD MIRECC Postdoc, VAMC West Haven, Yale University School of Medicine

Francheska Perepletchikova, PhD Associate Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

Keri Tuit, PsyD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Lecturer in Psychology, Yale University School of Medicine

Patricia Woodward, MAT NEA-BPD Secretary and Treasurer

Conference Staff

Joan Cricca

Rachel Hart, MS, LACD

Julie Hansen, BPsych Yale University School of Medicine

Course Description

Our Conference is aimed at mental health professionals, training clinicians, researchers, forensic professionals, as well as consumers and their family members. Presentations are designed to make cutting edge research and practice accessible to both professionals and lay audience members, and ample time is provided for questions from the audience throughout the conference day. This conference will provide a forum for professionals, family members, and consumers to better understand difficulties with impulsivity, aggression, and legal involvement in relation to borderline personality disorder from various perspectives.

Course Objectives

This conference will provide a forum for professionals, family members, and consumers to better understand difficulties with impulsivity, aggression, and legal involvement in relation to borderline personality disorder from various perspectives. Attendees will be expected to:

  • Become familiar with the Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) diagnostic criteria and its associations with impulsivity, aggression, and legal involvement.
  • Understand how hostility, impulsivity, and other social processes are associated with BPD and how these relate to differential outcomes.
  • Be able to describe brain differences associated with impulsive aggression in BPD.
  • Appreciate the challenges of struggling with impulsivity based on first hand consumer and family member accounts.
  • Understand the ecological perspective of impulsivity and aggression, and assess the usefulness of psychopharmacological management.
  • Describe psychopharmacological options for treating impulsivity and aggression in BPD.
  • Become acquainted with an empirically supported program for family members of individuals with BPD.
  • Describe the clinical needs and potential benefits of a DBT programs in correctional settings.
  • Identify the practical characteristics of the START NOW skills training program for correctional settings.