Family Perspectives on Borderline Personality Disorder – October 19 and 20, 2002

Family Perspectives on Borderline Personality Disorder

October 19 and 20, 2002
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York City, NY

Conference Sponsors:

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Department of Psychiatry
National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder
In Association with:
National Institute of Mental health
New York State Office of Mental Health
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New York State
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
Borderline Personality Disorder Research Foundation
Center for the Studies of Issues in Public Mental Health
International Society for the Study of Personality Disorder
New England Personality Disorders Association
Personality Disorders Foundation
Society for Women’s Health Research


A one-day workshop for professionals, family members, and consumers who want to know more about BPD.

Conference Description:

This workshop is designed for professionals, family members, and consumers.The combination of informational components with inbuilt time for questions will help people better understand borderline personality disorder.

This workshop will provide information about the disorder and related topics: diagnosis and criteria; behaviors; medications; primary care settings; pediatric settings; impacts on family; impacts on clients; research; course of disorder

Program Description

& Objectives:

This conference is specifically designed to offer those whose lives are affected by borderline personality disorder (BPD), relatives, consumers, and professionals, a forum to better understand this complex disorder from various perspectives.Internationally renowned professionals and family members will present up-to-date information on key issues pertaining to many aspects of the disorder, such as diagnosis, treatments, medications, symptoms of the disorder in childhood, consumer and family perspectives, personal and social impact, and current research. At the conclusion of this conference, participants will have current information on BPD.


The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The College of Physicians & Surgeons designates this educational activity for a maximum of 14.25 hours in category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The College of Physicians & Surgeons must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its educational activities.All faculty participating in this activity are required to disclose to the audience any significant and significant financial interest and/or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in his/her presentation and/or the commercial contributor(s) of this activity.

Course Directors

Perry D. Hoffman, PhD
President, National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder; Research Associate, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, White Plains, New YorkDixianne Penney, Dr.PH
Executive Vice President, National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder, South Salem, New YorkAndrew E. Skodol, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University of Physicians & Surgeons; Deputy Director, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York

Conference Program

Saturday, October 19, 2002
Jack D. Barchas, MD
James Breiling, PhD

Opening Remarks

Herbert Pardes, MD
Perry D. Hoffman, PhD
Ellen L. Stover, PhD

Diagnosis and Criteria of Borderline Personality Disorder

John. G. Gunderson, MD

The Neurobiology of Borderline Personality Disorder

Larry J. Siever, MD

Treatments: Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP

Treatments: Transference Focused Therapy

Otto F. Kernberg, MD

Breakout Discussions:

James P. McNulty
Michael J. Silverberg, Esq.

Suicide and Self-Injury

Barbara Stanley, PhD

Family Perspectives

Harriet P. Lefley, PhD
Melissa F. Cunningham
Hillary K. Eaton, Med
Barbara W. Kavanagh, MA
Patricia Woodward, MAT

Sunday, October 20, 2002

John F. Clarkin, PhD
Andrew E. Skodol, MD

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Research and Borderline Personality Disorder

Wayne S. Fenton, MD

The Role of Pharmacotherapy in Treating the Borderline Patient

Paul H. Soloff, MD Medication Algorithm

Personality Assessment in Childhood

Pauline F. Kernberg, MD

Family Research and Panel Discussion

David F. Bernstein, PhD
Irene Levine, PhD
Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH
Alan Fruzzetti, PhD
Jill M. Hooley, DPhil
William R. McFarlane, MD
Longitudinal Research
Mary C. Zanarini, EdD
Andrew E. Skodol, MD
Closing Remarks
Dixianne Penney, DrPH