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Effective Clinical Management of Borderline Personality Disorder

Additional Information


Course headquarters:

DoubleTree by Hilton
300 E. Ohio St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Loding Accommodations

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates of $189 at DoubleTree by Hilton in Chicago. This contemporary downtown Chicago hotel places you minutes from the Windy City's best sights and sounds. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of Oct. 17, 2013, whichever comes first. Reservations are taken following this date based on space and rate availability. Please identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Effective Clinical Management of Borderline Personality Disorder course when making your reservation.

DoubleTree by Hilton
312-787-6100 or 800-560-7753 (toll-free)

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Course Details

This one-day course teaches psychiatrists, psychologists and other clinicians the basics of what they need to know to become capable, and comfortable, in treating patients with borderline personality disorder. The psychiatric management taught in the course has been compared in a randomized study with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and performed equally well. Its contents have been developed as a handbook.

The course emphasizes practical here-and-now approaches to skillfully treat patients with borderline personality disorder. It makes active use of an audience response system, cases and videos to help participants master the content provided.

The day begins with a focus on the core interpersonal hypersensitivity as a unifying feature of the disorder. Participants develop skill in diagnosing borderline personality disorder (and understanding its course and outcome), beginning treatment for patients with borderline personality disorder, managing suicide risk and self-harm behavior, applying principles of psychopharmacology, and effectively collaborating in multi-provider treatments.

Basic information about the impact of borderline personality disorder on other psychiatric disorders (and vice versa) helps participants more effectively formulate care and treatment of patients with borderline personality disorder and other disorders.