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Borderline Personality Disorder

alt Instructor: A. Steven Frankel, Ph.D., JD, ABPP

alt Approved for 4 Hours of CE Credit

alt Fulfills Requirements for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs

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The primary goal of this 4-hour course is to provide a frame of reference for clinicians to understand and appreciate the borderline patient/client from a perspective that includes and integrates the etiologic pathways to the disorder, symptoms and their meanings, the roles of resilience (including the sub-category of attachment), helpful/unhelpful treatment assumptions which emerge in the context of clinician countertransference and treatment targets and strategies.  

The course uses clinical examples and vignettes as a primary teaching tools, along with practical examples of handouts for both patients/clients and clinicians, some of which were developed by the presenter and others of which were developed by Marcia Linehan, Ph.D., and are available through her publications.

Course Goal and Objectives

Objectives: Completion of the 4-hour course will enhance your ability to:

1.    State three pathways which lead to the development of Borderline Personality Disorder (“BPD”)
2.    Apply the concept of resilience to the issue of treatment trajectory
3.    List three patient/client handouts which are helpful in treatment
4.    List three underlying motivations for self-harming behaviors
5.    Identify three domains of dysregulation underlying BPD

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CE Approval Information

This course fulfills 4 hours Continuing Education credit for licensed mental health professionals in most states.

  • Approved for California Board of Behaviorial Sciences (BBS) licensed  MFTs, LCSWs, and Licensed Professional  Counselors.
  • The Steve Frankel Group, LLC (SFG), is an organization, institution, or association, recognized by the BBS as a continuing education provider, because SFG is approved by the American Psychological Association as an approved provider of CE credits.