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16th Annual Yale National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder Conference: BPD and the Search for Self: Exploring Issues of Diversity and Identity

Friday, May 21, 2021

This year’s Yale-NEABPD conference events will feature a one-day video conference on 5/21/2021 and various mini-workshops throughout the month of May, all focused on themes of identity and diversity in borderline personality disorder.

Our one-day video conference will feature:

  • A professional platform aligned with the quality of conference content
  • Four speakers, one each for the themes of identity, racial and ethnic, gender and occupational identities
  • Three to four lived experience and family speakers, each speaking to themes of diversity and identity
  • 30 to 45 minutes interventions followed by 15 minutes for questions – 15 minutes interventions for lived experience speakers
  • An Exhibition Hall open during the hour long mid-day break, with opportunities to visit our sponsors’ and exhibitors’ booths and resources
  • A 45-minute moderated panel at the close of the conference for a deeper dive into specific audience questions

All conference events are open to mental health professionals, training clinicians, researchers, those with lived BPD experience, and their family members.

Providers for this conference are:

  • Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
  • National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD)
  • Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital
  • YIELD: Yale Instruction/Investigation/Intervention in Emotional Lability and Dysregulation

Current sponsors are:

  • Clearview
  • McLean Hospital
  • Sunrise RTC

This program has been approved for 5.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours by NASW/CT and by the APA. It meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work Licensure renewal. NASW/CT’s continuing education credits may be applied for license renewal for social workers (LCSW and LMSW), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs), and Licensed Psychologists. Click here for more information about APA CE credits.
To receive CE credit, one must be present for the entirety of the conference. Partial credit cannot be offered.
The instructional level is intermediate and mental health providers, including psychologists, are the intended audience.
A certificate of attendance for this program can also be provided upon request.

Learn more about the presenters at this year's conference.
Conference organizers wish to thank this year's providers and sponsors.
Conference Directors are Seth R. Axelrod, PhD; Marie-Paule de Valdivia, LCSW, MBA; Abby Ingber; Emily Edwards, PhD; and Ashley Pierson, PhD. Please follow this link for more information about this year's conference coordinators.
Links to recent Borderline Personality Disorder conferences including audio and video presentations.

Conference Details

16th Annual Yale National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder Conference: BPD and the Search for Self - Exploring Issues of Diversity and History

Friday, May 21, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Featured presenters: Featured presenters: Frank Yeomans, MD, PhD; Alex Keuroghlian, PhD; Nadine Larivière, OT (C), PhD; Clerissa Cooper, LPC; Amanda Wang; Briyah Paley

Co-provided by
National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder
Yale Department of Psychiatry
Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital
Yale Instruction/Investigation/Intervention in Emotional Lability and Dysregulation (YIELD)

Sponsored by
Clearview Treatment Programs
McLean Hospital
Sunrise RTC

Program

Moderators: Marie-Paule de Valdivia, LCSW and Suzanne Decker, PhD


Time
Title
Presenter
10:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Conference Directors
10:20 am Identity Diffusion and Identity Integration: Achieving a Solid Foundation
Frank Yeomans, MD, PhD
11:10 am Break
11:25 am Lived Experience
11:45 am Distinguishing and Addressing Gender Minority Stress and Borderline Personality Symptoms
Alex Keuroghlian, PhD
12:35 pm Exhibit Hall
1:35 pm Lived Experience
2:00 pm Improving Meaningful Participation in Persons with Borderline Personality Disorder Nadine Larivière, PhD
2:50 pm Break
3:05 pm Lived Experience
3:25 pm Applying an Anti-Racism Framework in Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clarissa Cooper, MS, LPC, NCC, CCH, CDBT
4:15 pm Panel Discussion
5:00 pm Adjourn

Registration Fees

  • Professional: $55.00
  • Family Member: $25.00
  • Consumer: $10.00
  • Trainee: $20.00
  • Yale and Yale New Haven Hospital employees and trainees: Free Admission

Questions about the conference?

Email: bpdconference@yale.edu

Please click here to register.