Recent Scientific & Treatment Advances in Borderline Personality Disorder: A Symposium for Consumers, Families and Professionals – March 4th, 2006

Recent Scientific & Treatment Advances in Borderline Personality Disorder:
A Symposium for Consumers, Families and Professionals

Saturday, March 4th, 2006
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Sponsorship:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through joint sponsorship of The Menninger Clinic and the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder, NAMI Metropolitan Houston and Baylor College of Medicine.
Supporting grant: The Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Group at New York Presbyterian Hospital has contributed a $2,000 unrestricted grant for this Symposium.
Symposium Summary: Morning sessions will highlight the scientific advancements in understanding BPD, including developmental issues, neuroimaging and neurobiology. Afternoon presenters will focus on the similarities and differences in contemporary treatment methods, including family perspectives. Presenters will include national experts plus consumers and family panelists. An interactive panel discussion and concluding professional dialogue will enrich the day-long symposium.

Conference Program


Perry D. Hoffman, PhD
President, National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder

Why We are Here: Collaborating to Advance Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

Richard Munich, MD
Vice President and Chief of Staff, The Menninger Clinic;
Callaway Professor and Vice Chairman, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine

The Ghosts of the Nursery Revisited: Trauma & Neuropsychiatric Disorders in BPD

Efrain Bleiberg, MD
Alicia Townsend Friedman Chair in Psychiatry and Developmental Psychopathology; Vice Chair in Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Director of Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine; Medical Director, Menninger Professionals in Crisis Program

Neuroimaging: Trust and the Brain in BPD

Brooks King-Casas, PhD
Fellow, Human Neuroimaging Laboratory,
Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine

Connecting the Family to Recovery

Emile Harper, consumer
Jim Hall, family mental health educator
Perry D. Hoffman, PhD, Research Clinician

Interactive Consumer Panel

Efrain Bleiberg, MD

Psychopharmacology of BPD

Glen O. Gabbard, MD
Brown Foundation Chair of Psychoanalysis and Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Director, Baylor Psychiatric Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine;
Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst, Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute

Transference-focused Psychotherapy: Aiming for Change in Personality Structure

Frank E. Yeomans, MD, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College, Cornell University;
Director of Training, Personality Disorders Institute

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) & Behavioral Analysis in the Treatment of BPD

Elizabeth B. Simpson, MD
Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School;
Director, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program, Massachusetts Mental Health Center

Mentalizing in the Patient with BPD: Translating Theory into Practice

Anthony Bateman, MD, FRCPsych
Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust;
visiting Professor, University College of London

Listening to Families: Effective Strategies for Treatment & Support

Ellen Safier, LCSW
Independent Practice; Consultant in Family Treatment, The Menninger Clinic

Professional Dialogue

Richard Munich, MD