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Borderline Personality Disorder

Understanding one of the most stigmatized mental health conditions


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 everything related to it. This often leaves friends and professionals feeling frustrated and the person feeling misunderstood. However, a solid understanding of the roots of this disorder can help us 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 and recognize typical characteristics and symptoms

  • Examine a communication protocol and apply it to case scenarios

Board Accreditation

MN Board of Social Work

2.0 CEUs (CEP-275)

MN Board of Nursing

This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements. However, the nurse is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

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