Family Connections™ - BPD/Emotion Dysregulation (ED)
Family Connections™ Program
What is the Family Connections™ - BPD/Emotion Dysregulation Program?
Family Connections™ – BPD/Emotion Dysregulation is a free, evidence-based 24-hour course that meets weekly for either 8 or 12 weeks and requires 1-2 hours of weekly homework and practice. Periodically, we also offer the course as a 2-day or 4-day weekend intensive. This course provides education, skill training, and support for individuals who are supporting someone affected by Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or Emotion Dysregulation (ED), or exhibiting BPD/ED traits.
The sessions take place weekly through online meetings on Zoom video conferencing.
What will You Gain?
Family Connections™- BPD/Emotion Dysregulation is based on research funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Survey data from previous courses show that after completing the course, family members experience decreased feelings of depression, burden, and grief, and more feelings of empowerment.
The Family Connections™ – BPD/Emotion Dysregulation program includes:
Education on BPD/ED treatments and the latest research findings .
Relationship skills based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help support your person with BPD/ED with compassion and empathy.
Support from course leaders and other participants who also have a relationship with a person with BPD/ED.
Suggestions for taking care of yourself and managing your stress.
Effective communication techniques to promote problem collaboration and/or solving.
Details of the Program
Course participants must be at least 18 years old. If you are a parent, the child with emotion dysregulation must be at least 13 years old.
Please only apply once with your preferred email address that you check most often. We request that you do not apply a second time with a different email address. It is considered a duplicate and will delay your application.
BPD Diagnosis Not Required
Wait Times & Enrollment
The current wait time to be offered a course is 5-6 months. When a spot becomes available for you, an email invitation will be sent to you for class enrollment. It’s important that you respond to the email even if you cannot attend the class, in order to remain on the waitlist for a future class.
Residents outside of the US
Course Dates and Times
NEABPD IS A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on volunteers and donations to continue its mission. No one is ever charged a fee to take a Family Connections™ course.
Taking the course with my relative with BPD.
Family Connections™ is not intended for people suffering with BPD. The program was designed for family members of someone with BPD and/or significant emotion dysregulation and related problems.
While Waiting for a Course
You may find it helpful to browse the Home Page, Family Guidelines, Family Education Workshops Videos, and Resources sections of our website. There are recent Webinars that feature skills taught in the Family Connections™ Course as well. The NEABPD website has the largest video library specific to BPD in the world.
Attending with Another Family Member
We understand that on occasion, two members of the same household may want to attend a course together. In order to increase this likelihood, it is very important that each person apply separately with their own individual email address and apply on the same day if possible. In the comments section of the application, both people should add the name of the person they want to attend with. Unfortunately, if these directions are not followed, we cannot guarantee that your request will be accommodated as courses are filled first-come, first-serve.
If you think a Family Connections™ Course is right for you and you can commit to attending at least 10 classes, please complete our online application. All personal information submitted is confidential and we will never send any information to you via the US mail.
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