Date & Time
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) presents great challenges for clinicians. Patients with this diagnosis are known for being impulsive, reactive and highly sensitive, and displaying high-risk behaviors, including suicide attempts. BPD patients can generate strong counter-transference issues in clinicians, and EMDR can mobilize strong feelings in patients. Therefore, identifying phobias and defensive responses in both patients and therapist can be crucial in selecting and applying treatment strategies in EMDR therapy with BPD patients.
The DSM-5 establishes the criteria or symptoms of a BPD diagnosis, which include frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment, identity disturbance, impulsivity, potentially self-damaging behaviors, mood instability due to a marked reactivity, suicidal ideation and a history of or risk of suicide attempts, chronic feelings of emptiness, difficulties to control anger, and dissociative symptoms. This compound of symptoms offers a glimpse into why Borderline Personality Disorder has a reputation for being one of the most challenging disorders to treat.
This one-day training for EMDR therapists, designed to help integrate BPD pathology and the Adaptive Information Processing model, will highlight the importance of learning to identify the role of defenses along the eight phases of EMDR therapy and how to address issues, and other topics.
Through the use of educational videos and lecture, we will highlight:
• How to adapt EMDR treatment for this specific population
• How to establish the connecting thread between the client’s symptoms and their early childhood environments, characterized by a high rate of attachment disruptions and severe traumatic events.
• How to identify and when to address the common defenses that come up during EMDR procedures
• How to continue processing within the window of tolerance
A One-Day Training
Friday, December 15, 2017, 9:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Members $155/ Nonmembers $170
New York Open Center
Dolores Mosquera, is a psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in severe and complex trauma, personality disorders, and dissociation. She is the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders (INTRA-TP) in A Coruña, Spain-a 3-clinic private institution initially founded in 2000 as LOGPSIC. She collaborates with two different Domestic Violence Programs, one focused on Women Victims of DV and another one on Males with Violent Behavior. She belongs to the Spanish National Network for the Assistance of Victims of Terrorism, and also collaborates with an organization aiding victims of emergencies, accidents, violent attacks, kidnapping and other traumatic incidents. Dolores has extensive teaching experience leading seminars, workshops, and lectures both nationally and internationally. She has published numerous books and articles on personality disorders, complex trauma, and dissociation, and is a recognized expert in this field. She also teaches in several Universities, and collaborates supervising Clinical Psychologists in postgraduate training programs from all over Spain.