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Conference Directors, Coordinators, and Staff

Conference Co-directors

Seth R. Axelrod, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
Director of DBT Services, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital

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

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

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

Emily Edwards, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, VISN 2 MIRECC, James J Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Conference Staff

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

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

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 bpdconference@yale.edu)

Questions about the conference?

Email: bpdconference@yale.edu

Please click here to register.