By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain three Structural Criteria of borderline personality disorder.
-Explain three common rejection concepts regarding BPD clients.
-Explain four methods of control commonly used by BPD clients.
-Explain three aspects of a co-occurring borderline personality disorder and depression.
-Explain three aspects of counseling a BPD client’s spouse.
-Explain three techniques for cultivating interpersonal relationships.
-Explain five cognitive distortions commonly seen in BPD clients.
-Explain six changes involved in adapting IPT for BPD.
-Explain the two core conflicts of borderline personality disorder.
-Explain the four categories of client-therapist attachment on the AAI.
-Explain three situations in which therapeutic distancing may be considered.
-Explain four skills taught to clients in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."