By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain three myths help by BPD clients.
-Explain three activities used in the "Anger Journal."
-Explain two techniques for reducing stress in the BPD client.
-Explain three techniques to avoid trigger escalation with BPD clients.
-Explain four stages of anger arousal that can be coped with using self-talk slogans.
-Explain three active response choices.
-Explain three sources of anger in a BPD client.
-Explain the most common trap for therapists with a borderline client.
-Explain why some psychiatrists refuse to see borderline patients.
-Explain the three clusters that provide a framework for deciding on the appropriateness of couples therapy.
-Explain the four triggers of self-mutilation and suicidal gestures in a BPD client.
-Explain the four types of support for an angry client.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."