National Education Alliance

for

Borderline Personality Disorder

A Resource for Families and People in Recovery
Education and Training for Professionals

It is with deep sadness that we share that John Gunderson passed away on Friday January 11, 2019. Dr. Gunderson was an amazing friend and supporter of NEABPD from the first meeting of the seven founders. His support and enthusiasm from our day of inception gave us the encouragement to continue with our instincts to start a BPD organization.

Dr. Gunderson, in some way, was one of “fathers of NEABPD.”  He threw “many bones” our way to help build our credibility including co-editing two books with us, a decade of Residency Workshops at APA together, traveling around the country and abroad for almost two decades to present at NEABPD conferences, participating in the NAMI BPD Expert Focus group in 2005, talking at the Congressional Briefing in 2008 honoring the passing of HR1005 for May as BPD Awareness Month and perhaps most important to most of us, supporting the changing perception of families. There were many more events over the almost two-decades of “connections” with him as well as his respect for Family Connections.

Dr. Gunderson was a talented painter. On the right is his rendition of Heidelberg after the last ISSPD Conference in 2017. Several of of us from NEABPD were fortunate to spend time with him there and, as with all our memories of him, we will cherish the picture, the time together and the legacy he left us.

 

2019 NEABPD Podcast Call-In Series:
Clinical practice & direct applications for therapists

Sunday February 10, 2019  8-9pm EST

Speaker:  Jennifer Eaton
Moderator: Andrea Gold
Topic: Using DBT to treat adolescents and adults diagnosed with BPD.
What’s different and what’s not.

Listen Live: Call (641) 715-0874
Access Code: 392873#

 Registration and handouts – send your email and name to neabpdcalls@aol.com

2019 NEABPD Podcast Call-In Series:

Clinical practice & direct applications for therapists
Sunday February 10, 2019  8-9pm EST

Speaker:  Jennifer Eaton
Moderator: Andrea Gold
Topic: Using DBT to treat adolescents and adults diagnosed with BPD.
What’s different and what’s not.

Listen Live: Call (641) 715-0874 Access Code: 392873#

 Registration and handouts – send your email and name to neabpdcalls@aol.com

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious psychological and psychosocial disorder where people have extreme difficulties regulating their emotions. Problems include intense and volatile emotions (such as shame, anger, sadness or anxiety), chaotic relationships, impulsivity, unstable sense of self, suicide attempts, self-harm, fears of abandonment, and chronic feelings of emptiness. With effective treatment and support, data show that most people with BPD can make great progress, with important gains even in one year across a variety of problem areas.

Many will no longer meet criteria for BPD. Similarly, data show that with help, family members also report big reductions in grief and feelings of burden, as well as an increased sense of mastery and family satisfaction. Over time, 80% of BPD sufferers reduce their symptoms.

NEABPD was initially created as a resource and support group for the families of the BPD diagnosis. NEABPD has now grown to be a large community of both people and information. You don’t have to travel this path alone.There is hope.>

NEABPD was initially created as a resource and support group for the families of the BPD diagnosis. NEABPD has grown to be a large community of both people and information. You don’t have to travel this path alone. There is hope.

A PODCAST WITH CHARLIE:
TO HELL AND BACK

 

WEDNESDAYS AT 4PM EASTERN (U.S.) TIME

Listen Live: call-in to 641-715-0874

Access code 319705#

Listen to or download completed podcasts from Charlie’s Podcast page

 PODCAST WITH CHARLIE:
TO HELL AND BACK
 
WEDNESDAYS AT 4PM EASTERN (U.S.) TIME

Listen Live: call-in to 641-715-0874
Access code 319705#
Listen to or download completed podcasts from Charlie’s Podcast page

Welcome to the National Education Alliance for
Borderline Personality Disorder website

We invite you to look at the wealth of information on the site and also to explore our Media Library, an international resource of audio and video postings. We thank the many hundreds of presenters who gave of their time to make this the largest global media library on borderline personality disorder. All resources are available for you at no cost.

Please share your thoughts, suggestions and comments on the site with us. Donations to support our effort are greatly appreciated!

Family Connections Leader Training February 2019

Family Connections Leader Training February 2019

Event to be held at the following time, date and location:
Saturday, 23 February 2019 at 8:00 am – to – Sunday, 24 February 2019 at 4:00 pm (AEDT)
Wentworth Clinic UNSW
Sydney Randwick,
NSW 2052 Australia

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Event registration is by invitation only with the provided password. Register with your email address and the password above to attend this event.

Family Connections Leader Training 2019 NEA-BPDAust will hold the next Family Connections Leaders Training (FCLT) in Randwick NEW SOUTH WALES on the 23rd & 24th February 2019.

The training will be led by Family Connections National Trainers and Clinical Psychologists Carolyn Bright and Terri-Lee Hill with Minh Nguyen-Hoan and Anita McGregor.

The Family Connections program is an evidence-based program that provides peer support, psycho-education and skills anchored in dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) for partners, families, friends and carers of those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or traits of BPD, as well as problems with emotion dysregulation. The training (FCLT) is to teach attendees the course content and also provide skills and strategies to become a group leader.

*By the end of this training you will be a family Connections Volunteer Leader with a commitment to co-facilitating your first program within 3 months post training.

For further information about the leader training eligibility requirements and commitment please visit: https://www.bpdaustralia.org/for-family-connections-leaders – training/ or contact us at neabpd@neabpdaustralia.onmicrosoft.com

The Family Connections Leader Training will comprise of two full days of intensive training involving theory, tools and processes developed specifically for co-facilitating your first Family Connections 12 week Program. We hope you can make it!

Cheers,

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder, Australia

Family Connections – Managing Suicidality and Trauma Recovery

Family Connections Managing Suicidality and Trauma Recovery (FC-MSTR) is a program for parents whose teenage or young-adult child has made a suicide attempt or had one or more traumatic self-injuries. The program aims to provide parents with education, skills and support to effectively manage the stress and other difficulties that arisen when their child has attempted suicide or self-harmed.

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