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Borderline Personality Disorder: Professionals, Families and Consumers Working Together – Friday, April 21, 2006

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

Welcome

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