Watch a livestreamed congressional briefing on “Engaging and supporting families in suicide prevention.” 5/22/18

NEABPD is hosting on May 22nd at 12p.m. ET: Congressional Briefing: Engaging and Supporting Families in Suicide Prevention, a Critical Link in Saving Lives Families of suicide attempters are themselves traumatized by suicidal behavior. Like clinicians, they too need skills training, information and support to be an effective resource for their loved ones .   The briefing will be livestreamed on Congressman Katko’s “facebook.” http://www.facebook.com/RepJohnKatko. Speakers include: Beth McCrave, Family Connections Leader Christine Moutier, MD, Chief Medical Officer, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Colleen Creighton, M.A., Executive Director, American Association of Suicidology (AAS) Richard McKeon, Ph.D. Chief, Suicide Prevention Branch, SAMHSA Alan Fruzzetti, Ph.D. Director, 3 East Boys Intensive Program, McLean Hospital Please share the invitation to colleagues, clients and families. Questions may be submitted in advance for the Q & A to...

Free Educational Call in Series Focusing on topics related to Kids and Teens Starts Tomorrow 11/5 at 8pm.

I’m delighted to announce this year’s NEA.BPD Call-In Series, which will be a GAP series, representing The Global Alliance for Prevention and Early Intervention of BPD. Through GAP, we will focus on topics related to kids and adolescents.   This year we are making the call-ins more of a “podcast” format, with a brief presentation by the speaker following by a Q&A discussion between the speaker and a moderator.   Please mark your calendars for our kickoff call on Sunday 11/5 8-9pm EST. Please see attached for the other dates and speakers! During the calls, we will have the opportunity for you to write in with questions for our speakers!    You can register by emailing neabpdcalls@aol.com with your name and email address.   Dr. Carla Sharp will be kicking off this series on Sun 11/5: “Global Alliance for Prevention & Early Intervention for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): Past, present, & future”. Best,   Andrea Gold,...

Monday is the FREE Educational Presentation and Discussion on BPD and Teens

Join us for part 2 of our 3 part series as Nancy Gordon, LCSW presents and leads a discussion on issues related to treating teens with BPD or other severe emotional/behavioral dysregulation. Open to families, consumers, clinicians, educators, and anyone who is interested in this topic.  CE’s available for LMHC, LCSW, LMFT or Psychologists.  Register...

News and Research from the Annual 2015 ISITDBT conference

I recently returned from the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy   (ISITDBT) meeting in Chicago and wanted to share some of the impressive new research in the world of DBT.  There were over 400 attendees from all over the world; registration needed to be closed because of room capacity. After starting with mindfulness, there were three presentations on research happenings. Adapting DBT for Pre-Adolescent Children with Severe Emotional and Behavioral Dysregulation: Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy Trials (Francheska Perepletchikova, Ph.D., Donald Nathanson, LCSW Weill Cornell Medical College)   Francheska and her group at Cornell has been working on adapting DBT for younger children and her manual is in the process of getting finalized and released.  How amazing it would be to be able to capture the younger children at risk and provide early intervention treatment for them and their families! Computerized Trans-Diagnostic Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training for Emotion Dysegulation (Anita Lungu, Ph.D., Chelsey Wilks, M.S., Garret Zieve, B.Sc., Maya Krek B.Sc., Aleen Potts B.Sc., Hannah Lessing, B.Sc., Marivi Navarro, Ph.D., Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., University of Washington).  There are an estimated 45 million people in the world who suffer from a mental or behavioral disorder (WHO, 2012) and in the developed countries 44-70% of people with mental health problems don’t get treated and even worse, in the developing countries, 90% of people with mental health issues don’t get treatment.  Therefore, Anita along with help from Marsha Linehan and funding from the NIMH are in process of working on how to use technology to get treatment to more people.  Addressing the goal of creating effective computerized therapy...