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Meeting the Challenges of Painful Emotions and Behaviors in Borderline Personality Disorders

Friday, April 25, 2014 7:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Raymond Firestone Auditorium, Professional Center South,
Akron City Hospital, 55 Arch Street, Akron OH 44304

*$99 Pre-Registration Required*
(Fee is waived for Summa and AGMC professionals/residents/trainees;
badge or other proof of affiliation must be presented upon arrival)

Melanie Harned, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Research Director, Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics
Director, PTSD Research Clinic
Department of Psychology, University of Washington

Alan Fruzzetti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Research Program
Department of Psychology, University of Nevada - Reno

7:30-8:15am Registration, continental breakfast
8:15-8:25am Welcome and Introduction to Dr. Melanie Harned
8:30-10:30am Dr. Melanie Harned: Treating Co-occurring Disorders during Dialectical Behavior Therapy for BPD

Individuals with BPD often have multiple co-occurring disorders, including major depression, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and eating disorders. These co-occurring disorders are associated with increased impairment and, when untreated, are likely to interfere with achieving remission from BPD. DBT is a comprehensive treatment that is designed to target BPD and co-occurring disorders. This presentation will describe DBT's approach to treating co-occurring disorders, including how treatment targets are prioritized, how chain analysis is used to determine key targets, and specific strategies for addressing common co-occurring disorders.

10:30-10:45am Refreshment break
10:45-12:00 Dr. Melanie Harned: Moving from Stage I to Stage II Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Preparing BPD Clients for PTSD Treatment

PTSD is one of the most common co-occurring disorders among individuals with BPD. However, many of the problems common among individuals with BPD, such as suicidal and self-injurious behaviors, make them inappropriate for trauma-focused treatment. This session will describe DBT's stage-oriented approach, with Stage I focused on stabilization and achieving behavioral control and Stage II focused on targeting PTSD and reducing quiet desperation. Procedures for addressing PTSD in both stages of treatment will be discussed as well as strategies for helping clients progress from Stage I to Stage II more quickly. In addition, criteria for determining when a BPD client is ready for PTSD treatment will be reviewed.

12:00-1:10pm Lunch
1:10-1:15pm Introduction to Dr. Alan Fruzzetti
1:15-3:00p Dr. Alan Fruzzetti: Helping to Regulate Emotion Through Understanding and Validation

Although validating clients and their experiences is a staple of many kinds of psychotherapy, there are many ways to validate, and many different things that could be validated. Dr. Fruzzetti will describe recent research on validation in psychotherapy, highlighting what therapists should validate, and when and how to validate, when working with people with BPD and related disorders. He will also describe research showing the important role of validation from family members, and suggest several interventions to foster more validation from parents, partners, and others, as well as more validating response from patients themselves.

1:15-3:00p Dr. Alan Fruzzetti: Helping to Regulate Emotion Through Understanding and Validation

Although validating clients and their experiences is a staple of many kinds of psychotherapy, there are many ways to validate, and many different things that could be validated. Dr. Fruzzetti will describe recent research on validation in psychotherapy, highlighting what therapists should validate, and when and how to validate, when working with people with BPD and related disorders. He will also describe research showing the important role of validation from family members, and suggest several interventions to foster more validation from parents, partners, and others, as well as more validating response from patients themselves.

3:00-3:15pm Refreshment break

3:15-4:15pm
Dr. Alan Fruzzetti: Validation Workshop

In this workshop Dr. Fruzzetti will demonstrate different kinds of validation interventions for therapists, and interventions to help families become less invalidating and more validating.

4:15-4:30pm Concluding remarks, evaluations for CEU's

Parking will be validated for non-Summa employees; please park in the PCS Deck (55 Arch St.) or PCN Deck (75 Arch St.)
Summa employees should park in the employee lots

The Summa Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Summa Health System is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Northeast Ohio Medical University is approved by OPA-MCE to offer continuing education for psychologists and maintains sole responsibility for the program.
(Approved Provider #00PO341131512)

This course is approved for continuing education for psychologists by the Ohio Psychological Association for 6.0 contact hours.
6.0 credits available for physicians, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses

Registraton deadline April 18.
 
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Location: Summa Raymond C. Firestone Auditorium
55 Arch Street
Akron, OH 44309

 
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