Borderline Personality Disorder: Advancing Understanding and Treatment
This event is dedicated to the memory of Meridith Albrecht (1976-2010)
Please join us at St. Petersburg College’s Health Education Center in Pinellas Park on Friday, May 20 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm for our latest conference.
With a lifetime prevalence rate of almost 6%, BPD is an important public health issue that impacts countless lives. This conference will provide an overview of current research about BPD as well as supporting evidence-based treatments for this severe mental illness.
We are very excited to have celebrated BPD advocate and educator Kiera Van Gelder join us as a special guest for this event. Miss Van Gelder is the author of The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating and speaks regularly at professional conferences throughout the United States.
Stacy Pershall, author of “Loud in the House of Myself”, will be speaking at the conference.
FBPDA is honored to have the following fine organizations and mental health professionals participate as conference sponsors:
Topics and Speakers
Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from BPD through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating. Kiera Van Gelder, MFA
• DBT Skills for Your Toolbox: Strategies to Get Through the Moment Without Making Matters Worse. Jancey Wickstrom, LCSW
• Shame Resilience and BPD. Heather Rippl, JD
• Helping Patients Find Meaning in the Midst of Emptiness. Stacy Louk, PhD, LMHC
• The Importance of Psychoeducation in Treating Borderline Personality Disorder. Alysa Ray, PsyD
• Living with Emotion Dysregulation: Reality, Resiliency, and Recovery. Sherri Anderson, BSW, MLA
• The Role of Family in Treatment for BPD. Nancy Gordon, LCSW
The cost for the conference is $89 for health care professionals and $49 for students, individuals diagnosed with BPD, and their families. Lunch will be provided.
Contact Hours: 7 hours to Nursing, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW, CAP, Psychology. Partial credit will not be allowed.