National Education Alliance
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Borderline Personality Disorder

 

A Resource for Families and People in Recovery Education and Training for Professionals

National Education Alliance for

Borderline Personality Disorder

A Resource for Families and People in Recovery.

Education and Training for Professionals.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious psychological and psychosocial disorder where people have extreme difficulties regulating their emotions. Problems include intense and volatile emotions (such as shame, anger, sadness or anxiety), chaotic relationships, impulsivity, unstable sense of self, suicide attempts, self-harm, fears of abandonment, and chronic feelings of emptiness.

With effective treatment and support, data show that most people with BPD can make great progress, with important gains even in one year across a variety of problem areas. Many will no longer meet criteria for BPD. Similarly, data show that with help, family members also report big reductions in grief and feelings of burden, as well as an increased sense of mastery and family satisfaction. Over time, 80% of BPD sufferers reduce their symptoms.

NEA.BPD was initially created as a resource and support group for the families of the BPD diagnosis. NEA.BPD has grown to be a large community of both people and information. You don’t have to travel this path alone. There is hope.

NEA.BPD was initially created as a resource and support group for the families of the BPD diagnosis. NEA.BPD has grown to be a large community of both people and information. You don’t have to travel this path alone. There is hope.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Applying DBT Principles in Therapy - September 23, 2016 in New Canaan, CT

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Applying DBT Principles in Therapy

Charles R. Swenson, M.D.

Dr. Swenson graduated from Harvard College, Yale Medical School, and completed his Psychiatry Residency at Yale University. In 1988 he began to study, practice, and implement Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). He established the first DBT program (outside of Seattle) on an inpatient unit at New York Hospital. He went on to practice, implement, teach, supervise, and write about DBT from 1989 to the present. After fourteen years at New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, he moved to Massachusetts and became Medical Director of the Dept. of Mental Health in Western Massachusetts and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical School. From 1995 he developed and strengthened DBT programming for adults and adolescents throughout Western Massachusetts. At the same time, he provided training and consultation for DBT programs throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In 2000 Dr. Swenson co-founded the International Society for Improvement and Teaching of DBT (ISITDBT), which continues to thrive today. Dr. Swenson has written numerous articles and book chapters on the treatment of borderline personality disorder and the applications of DBT in various settings. His book, DBT Principles in Action: Acceptance, Change, and Dialectics, will be published by Guilford Press in the summer of 2016.

Friday, September 23, 2016 Silver Hill Hospital, Martin Center

8:15am – 8:45am – Check-In and Continental Breakfast 9:00am – 4:00pm – Presentation

DBT was developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. as a principle-based treatment with protocols. Most trained DBT therapists are familiar with the protocols: strategies, skills, agreements, assumptions, and protocols for structuring the treatment and responding to crises. Drawing from his recently published book DBT Principles in Action: Acceptance, Change and Dialectics, in this workshop Dr. Swenson will present DBT’s underlying principles, demonstrating how they can be applied in difficult moments in therapy. Videotaped segments of therapy, role plays, and clinical examples will be used to illustrate the teaching points. At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

checkmarkDescribe and apply DBT’s five principles of behavioral change to change patients’ behaviors in sessions
checkmarkDescribe and apply DBT’s five principles of acceptance to reduce suffering, increase attachment, and facilitate problem solving
checkmarkDescribe and apply DBT’s five principles of dialectics to highlight opposition, move toward synthesis, and facilitate movement in therapy
checkmarkDiscuss how a sharp focus on DBT’s principles, while doing therapy, will naturally catalyze the use of DBT’s strategies

All proceeds support NEA.BPD programs.

Psychiatry Review 2016 - October 13-14, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN

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In Collaboration With National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder Conference

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Adolescent Borderline Personality Disorder: Early Prevention, Intervention and Gateways to Treatment

Keynote Presentations

Carla Sharp

Early Detection and Intervention in Borderline Personality Disorder

Carla Sharp, PhD University of Houston

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The Family Connections Program

Perry Hoffman, PhD President of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder

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Key Topics:

  • Bipolar vs. Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Self-Harm in Adolescents
  • Adolescent Eating Disorders
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy – STEPS-A
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Registration Now Open! Save $100 and register by July 1st
Kick-off Rate On or before – July 1, 2016Early Rate July 2, 2016 – Sept 1, 2016Regular Rate After Sept 2, 2016
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What Works for Borderline Personality Disorder: Prevention, Early Intervention and Treatments - November 10 and 11, 2016 in Tel Aviv, Israel

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What Works for Borderline Personality Disorder: Prevention, Early Intervention and Treatments

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Dr. Blaise Anguirre (USA) – Dr. David Bernstein (Holland) – Dr. Andrew Chanen (Australia) – Lynn Courey (Canada) – Dr. Perry Hoffman (USA) – Dr. Carla Sharp (USA) – … and others

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Hosted by: National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD) The New Wave in Psychotherapy Program (Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology, IDC) Israeli Center for Mentalizing

Thursday, November 10 and Friday, November 11, 2016 Tel Aviv, Israel

Registration Open Soon

For full information when available, please send email to neabpd@aol.com with subject heading “Israel Conference” and include your contact information in the message.

Welcome to the new National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder website. We are launching this in honor of May Awareness Month and the 15th Year of NEABPD.

We invite you to look at the wealth of information on the site and also to explore our Media Library, an international resource of audio and video postings. We thank the hundreds of presenters who gave of their time to make this the largest world-wide free media resource in the BPD community.

Please share your thoughts, suggestions and comments on the site with us.

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