14th Annual Yale NEA-BPD Conference: Emotional Dysregulation in Families: Treatment and Support

Friday, May 4, 2018

This year’s conference will address a variety of research-supported interventions and support options for families that struggle with problems of emotional dysregulation, including new mothers, parents of children struggling with dysregulated children and adolescents, and family members touched by borderline personality disorder (BPD). Our presenters include treatment developers, researchers, master clinicians, and individuals who will share from their lived experience of BPD. Our hope is that this conference will serve to help our attendees better understand, support, and help those suffering from emotional dysregulation, and decrease the stigma that plagues the individuals and family members of those who struggle it.

Our conference is aimed at mental health professionals, training clinicians and researchers, as well as those with lived BPD experience and their family members. Presentations are designed to make cutting edge research and practice accessible to both professionals and lay audience members, and ample time is provided for questions from the audience throughout the conference day.

Continuing Education Credits

Social Workers

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers - Connecticut for 6.0 Continuing Education Contact Hours.


This conference will provide 5.25 hours of educational programming and will offer 5.25 CE credits. Please see details here.


A certificate of attendance for this program is provided.


By completion of the conference, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the principles of Mothering from the Inside Out, an attachment-based reflective parenting program for individuals with mood and substance use disorders.
  • Describe the principles and modalities of DBT-C, the new adaptation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for children with disruptive mood dysregulation disorder.
  • Describe options for helping family members of those who struggle with emotional dysregulation.
  • Describe the research support for intensive validation psychoeducation weekends for families of teens with emotion dysregulation.
  • Identify the skills used in DBT with parents and couples.

Providers & Sponsors

Conference organizers wish to thank this year's providers and sponsors.

Conference Directors, Coordinators, and Staff

Conference Directors are Seth R. Axelrod, PhD; Emily Cooney, PhD; Suzanne Decker, PhD; Marie-Paule de Valdivia, LCSW, MBA; and Perry D. Hoffman, PhD. Please follow this link for more information about this year's conference coordinators.

Past Yale NEA-BPD Conferences

Links to recent Borderline Personality Disorder conferences including audio and video presentations.

Conference Details

14th Annual Yale NEA-BPD Conference

Friday, May 4, 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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

Featured presenters: Alan Fruzzetti, PhD; Francheska Perepletchikova, PhD; Nancy Suchman, PhD; and Marie-Paule de Valdivia, MBA, LCSW

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 6)
  • Professional: $150.00
  • Family Member: $50.00
  • Consumer: $25.00
  • Trainee: $50.00 (Yale and Yale-New Haven Hospital trainees please email bpdconference@yale.edu)

Group discounts of 15% are available for Professional groups of 5 or more. Group members must register together.

Questions about the conference?

Email: bpdconference@yale.edu

Please click here to register.