Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment

Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment


Thursday, March 31st at 1:30pm CDT (lasts approximately 1 hour)

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Program Description:

A New Day in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder will be held April 15 in Columbia, Missouri and April 29 in St. Louis, Missouri. You can preview this program at no charge on March 31st by viewing this web conference.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) has long been considered one of the most difficult mental disorders to live with or to treat. Individuals with this diagnosis often come to treatment with multiple diagnoses and complex life problems. Providers quickly become discouraged when implementing traditional forms of outpatient treatment, and the most difficult clients often end up repeating cycles of outpatient and inpatient terms of treatment, punctuated by despairing periods of no treatment. New understandings about the origins and development of this disorder, as well as new approaches in treatment have provided hope for this treatment population, the providers who work with them, and the families and other individuals impacted by them. This workshop will highlight advances in research and treatment that contribute to high rates of remission in this disorder in modern treatment settings.

Program Presenter:

Ronda Oswalt Reitz, PhD, is the Coordinator for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) services for the Missouri Department of Mental Health. In this role, she is charged with the implementation, support, and evaluation of DBT programming in public mental health settings statewide. She has developed DBT programming in diverse settings including community mental health, inpatient, and juvenile detention facilities. Dr. Reitz is experienced in providing training and consultation to mental health providers at all training levels and in diverse settings across the United States.

Continuing Professional Education:

We offer the following accreditation which is available during the Web Conference, via a link below the video window: The University of Missouri-St Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this activity.MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.

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