February 27th, 2020, Louisville, KY, USA
Kenneth N. Levy, Ph.D.
Kentucky Psychological Association
Workshop Location: Spalding University, Egan Leadership Center Lectorium, 901 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40203
The research literature on borderline personality disorder (BPD) is complex, confusing, and replete with contradictory findings from heterogeneous, convenient, small, and/or selected samples. This workshop will focus on current research findings on BPD. Particular attention will be paid to prevalence, phenomenology, comorbidity, course, and treatment outcomes. Relevant ethical issues and challenges will be considered throughout the workshop. Both seminal treatment studies and often neglected findings will be highlighted. Evidence based principles will be derived and highlighted throughout, with specific attention to differential diagnoses and making treatment decisions. Vignettes and roleplays will be used to bring these evidence based principles and ethical challenges to life.
Workshop Objective 1: Participants will learn to use the most current research (e.g., indicators/criteria, prevalence, comorbidity, course, and ethical considerations) on BPD to guide their clinical decision making processes & enhance their research, administration, consultation, & policy work.
Workshop Objective #2: Participants will be able to identify and respond to the clinical and ethical issues that arise in the diagnosis and treatment of borderline personality disorder.
Workshop Objective 3: Participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the implications of the broad evidence from psychopathology and epidemiology for clinical decision making about BPD
Workshop Objective 4: Participants will be able to identify, recognize & diagnose BPD, including being able to make important differential diagnoses (e.g., with bipolar disorder, PTSD, MDD), and consider the ethical implications of diagnosis.
Workshop Objective 5: Participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relations between BPD & other common comorbidities (e.g. MDD, PTSD, SUD).
Workshop Objective 6: Participants will be able to articulate & describe the specific aspects (e.g, treatment frames, techniques, ethical concerns) of the various empirically supported treatment options for BPD
Workshop Object 7: Participants will be able to articulate & describe the specific evidence for the various empirically supported treatments for BPD