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Faculty Speakers

Frank Yeomans, MD, PhD

Dr. Yeomans is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Director of Training at the Personality Disorders Institute of Weill-Cornell, Lecturer in Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and Director of the Personality Studies Institute in Manhattan. He graduated from Harvard College and went on to obtain his M.D. from the Yale University School of Medicine and complete his training in psychiatry at the Payne Whitney Clinic of the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College.

Dr. Yeomans' primary interests are the development, investigation, teaching, and practice of psychotherapy for personality disorders. He has participated in establishing training programs for psychodynamic therapy of personality disorders in numerous sites in North America and Europe. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles and books, including A Primer on Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for the Borderline Patient, and Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality: Focusing on Object Relations, co-authored with Drs. John Clarkin and Otto Kernberg. He was the head of the team of TFP therapists in the RCT reported on in the article "Evaluating three treatments for borderline personality disorder: a multiwave study" that appeared in the American Journal of Psychiatry in June 2007.

Alex Keuroghlian, PhD

Alex Keuroghlian is the Director of Education and Training Programs at The Fenway Institute and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He directs the National LGBT Health Education Center, a HRSA-funded cooperative agreement to improve care for LGBTQIA+ people at health centers. He directs the Evidence-Informed Interventions Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance. He is the Public and Community Psychiatry Curriculum Director for the MGH/McLean psychiatry residency program and clerkship director for the fourth-year elective in LGBTQIA+ health at HMS.

Nadine Larivière, OT(C), PhD

Nadine Larivière, OT(C), PhD, is currently the Director of the Occupational Therapy Program and Full Professor at l’Université de Sherbrooke (Québec). She is also a researcher at the University Institute of primary care and social services (Sherbrooke) and at the Mental Health University Institute of Montreal. She was a fulltime clinician in a psychiatric hospital for over 12 years.

Her current research themes include the occupational challenges of people living with borderline personality disorder; development, implementation and effectiveness evaluation of evidence-based practices in psychiatric/psychosocial rehabilitation as well as occupational science. She is particularly interested in the concepts of occupational engagement, life balance and meaning in occupations. She collaborates actively with health services dedicated to persons with borderline personality disorders in the province of Quebec.

Lisa Bolden, PsyD

Lisa Bolden, PsyD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Health Sciences, and Site Program Coordinator for the DBT-ACES Program at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. She is currently the Program Coordinator for the CalWORKs and GROW Programs at Harbor UCLA Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and Director of Clinical Training for the Adult CalWORKS Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Psychology Doctoral Internship program, where she trains and supervises graduate students, community clinicians, postdoctoral fellows and psychiatry residents on applying evidence-based treatments with diverse clients in a community mental health outpatient setting. She is the founder of the Southern California African American Mental Health Professionals, a networking group that promotes collaboration to enhance the treatment, research, and mental health needs of the African American community. Dr. Bolden is a founding partner of the Emmada Psychology Center and the Emmada Institute of Behavioral Health and Wellness Institute, developed to provide compassionate, competent, and culturally sensitive mental health services.

Daniel Gaztambide, PsyD

Daniel José Gaztambide, PsyD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology at the New School for Social Research, a clinical psychologist in private practice, and an analytic candidate at the NYU Post-Doctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is the author of the book A People’s History of Psychoanalysis: From Freud to Liberation Psychology (Lexington Books, 2019). He was also featured in the documentary Psychoanalysis in el Barrio (Winograd & Christian, 2015). Daniel can be reached at

Briyah Paley

Briyah Paley will share a family lived experience at the conference.

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 1, 2020
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Harkness Auditorium
Sterling Hall of Medicine
333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT

Featured presenters: Frank Yeomans, MD, PhD; Alex Keuroghlian, PhD; Nadine Larivière, OT (C), PhD; Lisa Bolden, PsyD; Daniel Gaztambide, PsyD

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

Registration Fees

  • Professional Early Bird: $130.00 (by April 3)
  • Professional: $150.00
  • Family Member: $50.00
  • Consumer: $25.00
  • Trainee: $50.00 (Yale and Yale New Haven Hospital trainees please email

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