Spring Conference: Borderline Personality Disorder

Holistic Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder:

An Exploration of the Latest Psychological, Spiritual,
Family, and Medical Considerations

Friday, March 9, 2011

Hillcrest Hospital Auditorium

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With a lifetime prevalence rate of almost 6%, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is an important public health issue that impacts countless lives throughout Texas. This one-day conference will provide an overview of current research about BPD as well as supporting evidence-based treatments for this severe mental illness.

We are honored to have Karyn Hall, PhD join us as our keynote speaker. Dr. Hall is the director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Center in Houston, Texas, and is an adviser, consultant, and trainer with Treatment Implementation Collaborative, LLC. Trained as a child psychologist, she specializes in the prevention and treatment of emotional disorders.

She is also the co-author of The Power of Validation: Arming Your Child Against Bullying, Peer Pressure, Addiction, Self-Harm, and Out-of-Control Emotions (New Harbinger, 2011).

The conference is open to mental health professionals, individuals diagnosed with BPD, their families, clergy, and students.

Licensed mental health professionals will may apply to receive 7 continuing education credit hours.


Mental Health Professionals: $99
($79 early registration until February 1)
Includes 7 CEUs

Individuals diagnosed with BPD, family members, students, and clergy. $59
($39 early registration until February 1)

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7:15-7:50 am       Registration

8:00-9:00 am       Session 1
Let’s Talk about Elephants: The Power of Validation for the Individual with BPD. Karyn Hall, PhD

9:00-10:00 am        Session 2
Helping Patients Explore Spiritual Meaning in the Midst of Emptiness. Wes Eades, PhD

10:00-10:15 am        Break

10:15-11:15 am        Session 3
Family Education Benefits Everyone: A Parent’s Journey. Carl Dunn

11:15-12:15 pm        Session 4
What You Need to Know about Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Alina Gorgorian, PhD

12:15-1:30 pm        Lunch (provided)

1:30-2:30 pm        Session 5
My BPD Recovery Path: Healing With Heart. Teresa DiGregorio

2:30-3:30 pm        Session 6
Providing Important Information: Psychoeducation for BPD and Self-Injury. Kathleen Geiger, LPC

3:30-3:45 pm        Break

3:45-4:30 pm        Panel Discussion

4:30 pm        Evaluations

The conference fee includes morning coffee, lunch, and educational materials.

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Waco Partnership for Psychological and Spiritual Care
Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center Department of Pastoral Care
Hope for BPD
Clearview Women’s Center

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