||Certificate Fee - 1 Hour
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness generally characterized by instability in affect, relationships, self-image, and behavior. This course will provide a general overview of BPD including information on: DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, etiology, suicidality and parasuicidality, the role of trauma and abuse, therapeutic approaches, and theoretical orientations. Treatment challenges are discussed; of primary importance is the need to monitor counter-transference issues while maintaining empathy and rapport.
- Summarize basic diagnostic criteria for BPD, including recognizing common COD's.
- Describe the role of trauma and abuse in the development of BPD.
- Discuss the role of self-injury and suicide in BPD.
- Review basic therapeutic approaches and theoretical orientations.
- Recognize the importance of countertransference issues in treating a person with BPD.