9th Annual Yale NEABPD Conference – May 10, 2013

Borderline Personality Disorder and Managing Related Cognitive Challenges:
Dissociation, Psychosis, and Intellectual Impairments

Featuring: Bessel van der Kolk, MD Julie Brown, LICSW

Friday, May 10, 2013 8:30 AM – 4:45 PM

Mary S. Harkness Auditorium
Sterling Hall of Medicine
333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06519

Additional conference information can be found at: http://www.psychiatry.yale.edu/bpdconference

Click the links below to view the videos from the conference.

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[wptabtitle]Welcome to 9th Yale NEABPD Conference[/wptabtitle]
[wptabtitle]BPD-related cognitive-perceptual difficulties and challenges in their diagnosis and treatment [/wptabtitle]
[wptabtitle]Neuropsychological Deficits in BPD and Implications for Treatment[/wptabtitle]
[wptabtitle]Is Diagnosis Destiny?[/wptabtitle]
[wptabtitle]The Skills System: An Emotion Regulation Skills Curriculum for all Learning Abilities[/wptabtitle]
[wptabtitle]Panel Discussion: BPD and Managing Related Cognitive Challenges[/wptabtitle]



  • Clearview Treatment Programs
  • Silver Hill Hospital


Our Conference is aimed at mental health professionals, training clinicians, researchers, as well as consumers and their family members.

*American Sign Language interpretation will be available for the hearing impaired*

Conference Program

Time Title Presenter
8:00am Registration and Coffee
8:30am Welcome and Opening Remarks Seth R. Axelrod, PhD; Perry D. Hoffman, PhD; Rajita Sinha, PhD
8:45am Overview of BPD-Related Cognitive-Perceptual Difficulties and Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment Gabriela Balf, MD, MPH
9:30am Neuropsychological Deficits in BPD and their Implications for Treatment Anthony C. Ruocco, PhD
10:30am Break
10:45am Is Diagnosis Destiny? Annita Sawyer, PhD
11:30am Family Perspectives and Advocacy
12:00pm Lunch on Your Own
1:00pm Childhood Trauma, Affect Regulation and Borderline Personality Disorder Bessel van der Kolk, MD
2:30pm Break
2:45pm Introduction to The Skills System: An Emotion Regulation Skills Curriculum for All Learning Abilities Julie F. Brown, LICSW
4:15pm Panel Discussion
4:45pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn


Continuing Education Credits

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers – Connecticut for 6.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours.

This activity has been submitted to the Connecticut Nurses’ Association for approval to award 6.5 contact hours. The Connecticut Nurses’ Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Course Directors

Conference Coordinators

  • Emily B. Ansell, PhD – Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Suzanne Decker, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow, VISN1 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECC), Yale University School of Medicine
  • Francheska Perepletchikova, PhDAssistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division; Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Jacquelyn N. Smith, LCSW Creedmore Psychiatric Center
  • Keri Tuit, PsyDAssistant Professor of Psychiatry and Lecturer in Psychology, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Patricia Woodward, MATSecretary and Treasurer, National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder

Conference Staff

  • Joan Cricca, Department of Psychiatry
  • Rachel Hart, MS, LACD
  • Julie Pinto, BPsych, Yale University School of Medicine