Working with Borderline Personality Disorder – Psychodynamic Treatment and DBT: Friends or Enemies?
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May 9, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
For many clinical settings, the use of psychodynamic treatment and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for working with patients with borderline personality disorder are antithetical. In some settings they co-exist, and even enhance outcomes. The fact is, psychodynamic theories are at the foundation of behavioral techniques.
Case presentations compare and contrast these approaches to address clinical work with this complicated and challenging dynamic.
This workshop is designed to help the participant begin to:
- Explore the psychodynamic foundation of dialectical behavioral techniques.
- Compare and contrast the use of DBT and a psychodynamic approach.
- Discuss challenges of utilizing psychodynamic approach in particular clinical setting.
Leila Karam, M.A., LMHC, LADC was the Director of the Adult Partial Psychiatric Hospitalization Program and the Director of a psychiatric group home. She has extensive experience working with BPD. She is currently in private practice and is a doctoral candidate at BGSP.
William Sharp, Psya.D. has a variety of clinical and consultant experiences in community and school mental health. He is on the faculty at BGSP and Northeastern and also teaches at Wheelock College. He is in private practice in Boston.
Jane Snyder, Ph.D., Cert.Psya. is the President of BGSP and a training and supervising analyst. She has worked in clinics and in-patient units and has supervised clinicians in those settings.
Price & Credit
$15 in Advance | $20 at the door
Students: No Charge
2 CE Credits
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