Borderline Personality Disorder is often a diagnosis that is misunderstood and can go undiagnosed causing many to go without effective treatment. At least 1-2 % of the population are diagnosed with BPD, however, it is likely this statistic is an underestimate due to the difficulty practitioners have with understanding the diagnosis and its presentation. If BPD goes untreated, it can easily be fatal due to the symptoms of chronic suicidal ideation and/or self-harm behaviors. This training will assist you in gathering a clear understanding of BPD through a breakdown of the diagnostic criteria, review of case studies, and walk thru of patterns of emotional dysregulation that are often indicative of those who have BPD. Lastly, attendees will learn an outline of the most effective treatment for BPD, Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
After completing this program, social workers, program administrators, and other participants will be able to:
- A clear understanding of and ability to diagnosis Borderline Personality Disorder
- Identification of patterns of emotional dysregulation
- Suicidal ideation and self-harm patterns and how they fit with BPD
- Overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- How to use psychoeducation of BPD and emotional dysregulation patterns to educate clients and families
Ms. Voss, LCSW has been in the field of social work for 14 years and from the beginning, realized the need for clients to have effective, evidence-based treatments for trauma-related disorders. When initially beginning as a therapist, she determined the incidence of PTSD and other trauma-related disorders was around 90-95% for her clients at the community health center.
She is the President of the Missouri Society of Clinical Social Workers where she has resided as a board member since 2015. Ms. Voss is an Outpatient Director at a Federally Qualified Health Center where she has worked in a clinical and managerial capacity since obtaining her MSW in 2008. Her main focus is to ensure that her clients, staff, as well as others within the community at large are educated regarding the prevalence and effects of trauma.