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Borderline Personality Disorder

Understanding one of the most stigmatized mental health disorders

Description

Even among the mental health community, borderline personality disorder is a heavily stigmatized disorder because the person is often perceived as unpredictable and confusing. One day they may appear ready for treatment and change, and the next they may reject it and everything related to it. This leaves many providers feeling frustrated and the person feeling misunderstood. However, a solid understanding of the roots of this disorder can help a provider develop a careful approach, good boundaries, and skillful communication. This class focuses on these elements and works through a communication protocol to help with difficult conversations.

Learning Objectives

  • Define borderline psychology and the diagnostic criteria

  • Assess attitudes about working with individuals with the disorder

  • Explore causes and prevalence

  • Recognize typical characteristics and symptoms

  • Examine S.E.T. communication and apply it to case scenarios

Board Accreditation

MN Board of Social Work
     2.0 CEUs   (CEP-275)

MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
     LADC: 2.0 CEUs (2021.CE.ADC.020)
     LPC/LPCC: 2.0 CEUs (2021.CE.030)

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