Date & Time
Sunday, July 21, 2024, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
311 Borderline Personality Disorder: Case Studies in Conceptualization and Treatment

Like many psychiatric diagnoses, borderline personality disorder is overrepresented among justice-involved individuals. Symptoms are psychologically painful and destructive, and the diagnosis carries a stigma of being particularly challenging and treatment-resistant. Understanding the underlying contributory factors to developing this disorder allows clinicians to take a trauma-responsive approach, assessing the complex trauma that often accompanies the diagnosis. This overview of borderline personality disorder provides tools for assessment, differential diagnosis, and treatment through a trauma-informed lens.

Educational Objectives

  • Describe the major clinical features of borderline personality disorder
  • Explain a trauma-responsive conceptualization of borderline personality disorder
  • Examine resources, tools, and evidence-based practices for treatment of borderline personality disorder

Level: Basic