Understanding Adolescent Borderline Personality Disorder (DBT)
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness that centers on the inability to manage emotions. It is a complex condition that affects how a person feels about themselves and negatively impacts their relationships with others. There are many contributing factors to BPD, such as living in a disruptive environment with unstable family support, history of neglect, and also being a victim of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. Adolescents with BPD find it challenging to keep healthy personal relationships because they tend to change their views of others abruptly and dramatically. This webinar is an introduction to BPD for mental health providers who may be reluctant to diagnose BPD and need additional information to help recognize signs so they can better understand and properly diagnose patients. Knowing and understanding the different symptoms in order to assess, diagnose and treat adolescents with BPD is key and can result in finding different alternatives of treatments for adolescents that don't necessarily always include medication. Treatments like Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) can be very helpful and effective for adolescents with BPD because it is a type of therapy that teaches adolescents how to regulate their emotions, develop healthy ways to cope with stress and improve relationships with others. If providers can have a better understanding of BPD and recognize the signs, it can eliminate reluctant and non confident diagnosis for this disorder as well as help bring forth treatments for each adolescent inside and outside of a doctors office. Understanding BPD will help and give providers an opportunity to critically think about what can be most helpful regarding assessment. Learning objectives for this offering include:
Understanding why clinicians may be reluctant to diagnosis BPD
Considering effective treatment modalities for BPD
Tips for caregivers to support young people with BPD
Date: October 19th, 2022 Time: 12 - 1:30 PM Register Here! About the Presenter:
Dr. Blaise Aguirre, MD, Instructor Blaise Aguirre, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist. He is a trainer in, and specializes in, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as well as other treatments for borderline personality disorder and associated conditions. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the founding medical director of 3 East continuum of care, an array of programs for teens that uses DBT to target self-endangering behaviors as well as the symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) traits. Dr. Aguirre has been a staff psychiatrist at McLean Hospital since 2000 and is nationally and internationally recognized for his extensive work in the treatment of mood and personality disorders in adolescents. He lectures regularly throughout the world. Dr. Aguirre is the author or co-author of many books including Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents, Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder, and DBT For Dummies.
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