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Annual Conference on Borderline Personality Disorder

In partnership with the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD), each year we provide conferences addressing issues related to Borderline Personality Disorder. Co-Directors of the conference include Drs. Seth Axelrod and Suzanne Decker, Marie-Paule de Valdivia, LCSW, and NEA-BPD President, Dr. Perry Hoffman. Please see information about our next conference and video presentations from our past conferences here.

Call-in Podcast Series

Also in partnership with NEA-BPD, we host a seasonal call-in podcast in which we interview internationally acclaimed experts in Personality Disorders.

See a past call-in here: Kenneth Silk, M.D. interviewed by Seth Axelrod, Ph.D.: How to think about medications in the treatment of BPD, April 12, 2015.

Additional archived call-in episodes on the NEA-BPD website here.

Foundations of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Summer Seminar

Co-instructed by Drs. Seth Axelrod, Emily Cooney, and Suzanne Decker, and available to Yale and Yale-New Haven Hospital affiliated faculty, clinicians, and trainees each year during July and August. This seminar largely operates as a “flipped classroom” in which participants receive the majority of the course content through reading and media assignments, and then the three-hour weekly sessions emphasis experiential practice and feedback applying the major DBT principles, strategies, and methods.

On-line Dialectical Behavior Therapy Self-Study Course

Developed by Dr. Axelrod this self-study course organizes readings and medial that are freely available on the internet.

Psychology Fellowship

Each year we take two full-time psychology interns (fellows) with primary responsibilities in our Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) General and Substance Use Disorder comprehensive DBT tracks. In addition, we take one intern with half-time in the Adult IOP DBT and half-time in our Adolescent IOP. Yale Doctoral Internship in Clinical and Community Psychology

DBT Practicum Training

Each year we take approximately four part-time practicum clinicians who are currently enrolled in graduate school or residency programs. Training clinicians may come from psychology, social work, APRN, or psychiatry residency programs. Responsibilities are similar, but reduced from those describing our psychology fellowship.

Family Connections

We are proud to host NEA-BPD Family Connections Weekend Courses at YNHH. This course is primarily designed for loved ones of individual who struggle with severe emotional liability and behavioral dysregulation consistent; however, clinicians and mental health trainees are able to register as participant-observers of the training weekend. Marie-Paule de Valdivia, LCSW, oversees these trainings, which can lead to becoming Family Connections leaders.

For more details on the Family Connection program:

A brief description from our 2011 Yale NEA-BPD Conference (start time 3:45)

A more detailed description on the NEA-BPD website