Conference Directors, Coordinators, and Staff

Seth Axelrod

Conference Co-directors

Seth R. Axelrod, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
IOP DBT/DBT-SUD Team Leader, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital

Emily Cooney

Emily Cooney, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
Assistant Director of DBT Services, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital

Suzanne Decker

Suzanne Decker, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

Marie-Paule de Valdivia

Marie-Paule de Valdivia, LCSW, MBA
Assistant Clinical Professor of Social Work in Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
Staff Clinician, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital

Perry Hoffman

Perry D. Hoffman, PhD
President, National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD)

Conference Coordinators

Kelly Workman, PhD
Lead Conference Coordinator; Postdoctoral Associate, Yale School of Medicine; Psychologist, Families on the Line

Julia Cardone, LMSW
Social Worker, Shoreline Psychological, Madison CT; Families on the Line, Westport, CT; Family Connections Leader, NEA-BPD

Abby Lipschutz, PsyD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

Joshua Lipschutz
Owner, Related Media LLC

Rachel Litwin, PsyD
Psychologist, Shoreline Psychological, Madison, CT

Katherine Klingensmith, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

Conference Staff

Joan Cricca
Student Coordinator, Psychology Training Program, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

Chris Gardner
Communications Officer, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

Conference Details

15th Annual Yale National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder Conference: Overcoming the Impact of Trauma

Friday, May 3, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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

Featured presenters: Melanie Harned, PhD; ABPP; David Klonsky, PhD; Daniel Lee, PhD; and Monnica Williams, PhD, ABPP

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

Registration Fees
  • Professional Early Bird: $130.00 (by April 5)
  • 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 with a single check or credit card payment (see instructions on registration website).

Questions about the conference?

Email: bpdconference@yale.edu

Please click here to register.