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Month: March 2016

TFP Treatment – Dr. Frank Yeomans | “What works for Borderline Personality Disorder?” – YouTube

TFP Treatment – Dr. Frank Yeomans | “What works for Borderline Personality Disorder?” – YouTube

Another fascinating talk about BPD, but with potential value for almost anyone.

CMHA Central Alberta #5 Borderline Personality Disorder – YouTube

CMHA Central Alberta #5 Borderline Personality Disorder – YouTube

Another interesting talk. Dr Costigan, the speaker, speaks in fairly plain language which make it easy to understand and relate to.

1th Annual Yale NEA-BPD Conference: Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Adolescents – YouTube

1th Annual Yale NEA-BPD Conference: Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Adolescents – YouTube

A very interesting talk about DBT in adolescents.

The Past, Present, and Future of Emotional Intelligence – YouTube

The Past, Present, and Future of Emotional Intelligence – YouTube

Another very interesting talk about emotional intelligence. I feel that self awareness is key to emotional intelligence, and emotional intelligence is crucial to adaptive coping skills. Since most decisions are made at an emotional level, this set of skills in many ways will allow one to have a greater effect on the quality of one’s own life than many other sets of skills, both in terms of how we deal with ourselves and what effect we have on others. Since…

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Suicide, Self-Harm, and High-Risk Behaviors: Igor Weinberg, PhD – YouTube

Suicide, Self-Harm, and High-Risk Behaviors: Igor Weinberg, PhD – YouTube

A very interesting talk clarifying the difference between suicidal, self harming and high risk behaviors from a psychological perspective.

Treating PTSD in suicidal and self-injuring clients with BPD – Melanie Harned, PhD – YouTube

Treating PTSD in suicidal and self-injuring clients with BPD – Melanie Harned, PhD – YouTube

This disorder constitutes a tragedy, a very real tragedy. In eighty seven percent of cases the person suffering from BPD has lived through trauma in childhood, much of that inflicted by their parents or caregivers. On account of this disorder they engage in behaviors which are in many ways abusive, either to themselves or to others, which means they then experience more rejection and abandonment, which are two things they fear deeply. It most certainly isn’t a case in my…

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Speaker Series: Dr. Bessel van der Kolk – YouTube

Speaker Series: Dr. Bessel van der Kolk – YouTube

An interesting talk from Dr Bessel van der Kolk, a specialist in trauma who wishes to have the DSM definition of trauma changed to better fit with what takes place in reality.

Psychosocial Treatment of BPD: Stigma, Comorbidity, and the Basic Components of Psychotherapy – YouTube

Psychosocial Treatment of BPD: Stigma, Comorbidity, and the Basic Components of Psychotherapy – YouTube

A very interesting talk about the effect of stigma, about co-morbidity and as the heading says, about the basic components of psychotherapy. The talk does offer a number of very interesting insights into the reasons that those who suffer from BPD tend not to improve.

Childhood Trauma, Affect Regulation, and Borderline Personality Disorder

Childhood Trauma, Affect Regulation, and Borderline Personality Disorder

It is entirely possible we have been thinking about this in a way which is unproductive, or not thinking about it at all. Either way a different perspective certainly can’t do any harm. I have read and heard quite a few different numbers quoted, percentages of the number of people who suffer from BPD who have suffered trauma, one of the things which really caught my attention about this specific talk is how Dr van der Kolk points out that…

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Marc Brackett on Emotional Intelligence and the Mood Meter

Marc Brackett on Emotional Intelligence and the Mood Meter

I should be posting this under the “Coping Skills” section of this blog, but I will leave it here to make it more easily accessible. I’ve unsurprisingly been struggling somewhat to find really useful and helpful articles and information about coping skills, sadly it’s not one of the more easily available subjects to find material about. This is an excellent and particularly valuable talk, although very long, about techniques to regulate emotion and devise adaptive coping strategies, and strategies to…

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