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Beyond the Borderline Label

Most therapists understand that the extreme behaviors of people with a borderline personality disorder diagnosis are often strategies for survival, self-management, and attachment. But their intense abandonment fears, inappropriate anger, and extreme reactions to loved ones can still set even experienced therapists on edge.
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Faculty:
Anita Mandley
Duration:
2 Hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 22, 2019

Description

Most therapists understand that the extreme behaviors of people with a borderline personality disorder diagnosis are often strategies for survival, self-management, and attachment.

But their intense abandonment fears, inappropriate anger, and extreme reactions to loved ones can still set even experienced therapists on edge.

This recording will dismantle the bias against BPD clients and clear a path for a transformative therapeutic relationship with them by exploring the clinical choices that can truly make a difference.

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Outline

Articulate BPD’s intricate connections to complex and developmental trauma, and the resulting treatment implications.

  • Expanding the story we and our clients tell to explain the behaviors and symptoms of BPD
  • Looking at symptoms as survival strategies, management patterns and attachment cries
  • Finding the missing resources

Evaluate how states of pervasive emotional dysregulation may play out in sessions and inform clinical treatment interventions.

  • Learning to hear the attachment cry and responding to what’s needed in the moment with mindful interventions
  • Decreasing the internal pressure for our clients and ourselves with regulation strategies

Determine which therapeutic strategies work with BPD clients and which are counteractive in a clinical setting.

  • Providing the missing resource
  • Auto-regulation to co-regulation to self-regulation

Utilize strategies for coping with the symptoms of repeated exposure to extreme emotional reactions in clients.

  • Therapist’s own self and the impact of working with high intensity activation patterns
  • Expanding the therapist’s tolerance and capacity for awareness, presence, tolerance and resiliency

Faculty

Beyond the Borderline Label

Anita Mandley, MS, LCPC Related seminars and products: 4


Anita Mandley, MS, LCPC, is an integrative psychotherapist practicing at The Center for Contextual Change. She’s the creator of the Integrative Trauma Recovery Group (ITR) a group therapy process designed specifically for adults with developmental and complex PTSD.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Anita Mandley practices at the Center for Contextual Change.
Non-financial: Anita Mandley has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.