McLean Harvard Webinar: “Strategies for Improving Communication and Decreasing Conflict.”

Dr. Karen Adler will discuss “Strategies for Improving Communication and Decreasing Conflict.” For more information and to register for this webinar, please visit:

The next webinar will be on Wednesday August 10th, from 5:00-6:00 PM EST US Time.

This is 7am, August 11 Australian EST.

Archived recordings from all of McLean webinars on their website. If you are interested in viewing recordings of previous webinars, please visit:

Save the date for future webinars! (details and registration links coming soon)

o Wednesday September 14th 4-5pm EST with Christopher Palmer, MD: “Common Causes of Treatment Resistance and Possible Solutions”

o Thursday, October 13th 4-5pm EST with Gillian Galen, PsyD: “Validation”

o Wednesday, November 9th, 5-6pm EST with Brandon Unruh, MD

NEABPD Family Education Workshops -2014-2015 Schedule


Thursdays 6:00 pm-7:15 pm DeMarneffe Building, Room 132                                     

Made possible through generous philanthropic support, these workshops are

September 18, 2014
Introduction to Psychiatry
John Gunderson, MD

 October 16, 2014
amily Involvement in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
Ben Herbstman, MD

 November 20, 2014
Narcissistic and Borderline Personality Disorders
Elsa Ronningstam, PhD

 December 18, 2014

Self-harm, Suicide and High Risk Behaviors
Igor Weinberg, PhD

 January 15, 2015
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Mariola Magovcevic, PhD

 February 19, 2015
Understanding and Combating the Stigma of Borderline Personality Disorder
Karen Adler, MD

 March 19, 2015
Borderline Personality Disorder and Attachment
Lois Choi-Kain, MD

 April 16, 2015
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Joan Wheelis, MD

 May 21, 2015
Borderline Personality Disorder: Patient Panel
Discussion Moderated by George Smith, LICSW 

For more information, please contact: Dena Bubrick, LICSW  (617) 855-2251

What Works for Borderline Personality Disorder: Conference Videos

Here’s two quick videos from the What Works for Borderline Personality Disorder Conference that took place in Tel-Aviv, Israel on February 7 and 9, 2014.

Opening Remarks at the conference in Israel. Full video of the 2-day event will be posted shortly on

Posted by Nea Bpd on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Opening remarks at the one-day workshop for families with Alan Fruzzetti in Tel Aviv. Two -day conference today and Sunday. 700 people registered.

Posted by Nea Bpd on Thursday, February 6, 2014

Save the Date: Atlanta February 1st Family Connections Open Meeting

SAVE THE DATE!!  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1st  10:00AM to 12 Noon – Room 2309  (new meeting room!!)

For our first Family Connections Continuing Education Program of 2014, we are honored to host a very special guest speaker and researcher:

Dr. Nori Lim, PhD from Emory University School of Medicine’s Adolescent DBT Program

Dr. Lim is a licensed clinical psychologist working with children, adolescents and adults in the Child and Adolescent Mood Program (CAMP) and directs the Anxiety Program at CAMP.

In 2008, CAMP launched a DBT program to meet the needs of teens struggling with persistent emotion dysregulation, self-injury and suicidal ideation. A parallel parent DBT skills group for parents of the adolescents was added in 2010 to improve parents’ interactions with their teens.

Dr. Lim will discuss research and findings to-date of Emory University’s Adolescent DBT program, focusing specifically on:

1) The elements of the adolescent DBT program

2) Treatment outcomes on DBT for adolescents

3) The role of care-giver involvement in the treatment of adolescents with emotional dysregulation

A brief biography of Dr. Lim follows.




NORI LIM, PHD is a licensed clinical psychologist working with children, adolescents and and adults in the Child and Adolescent Mood Program (CAMP). Dr. Lim direct the Anxiety Program at CAMP and is involved in CAMP’s Adolescent DBT Program. Dr. Lim received his B.A. in psychology and anthropology from the University of California-Berkley. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Dr. Lim completed a pre-doctoral internship training in Clinical Child Psychology at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Lim specializes in evidence-based approaches in the treatment of anxiety, depression and emotion dysregulation among children, teens and adults. His research has focused on the mental health and well being of ethnic minority youth, particularly those from immigrant families.