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Borderline Personality Disorder: Misunderstood
October 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Ryan Tobiasz, Psy.D., LPC Department Chair and Associate Professor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington DC Campus
Sadie McRae, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Student, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, D.C. Campus
Mariella Toribio, Counseling Psychology Student, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, D.C. Campus
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a misunderstood and stereotyped disorder in the mainstream media. People with BPD are often unfairly mislabeled as clingy, selfish, manipulative, or untreatable. What is worse is that some professionals within the mental health industry further drive these negative stereotypes by refusing to work with this population of people due to their high emotional volatility. These negative attitudes perpetuate the very thing these people struggle with – abandonment. Please join us in de-mystifying the BPD diagnosis as we shed light on the etiology and course of the disorder. We will also discuss treatment and prognosis of the disorder which is often referred to as the “good prognosis diagnosis” in the industry. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the discussion where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and further discuss this disorder.