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How to Speak Borderline: A Live Demonstration
Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:00:00 PM CDT - 2:00:00 PM CDT
A core symptom of borderline personality disorder is interpersonal hypersensitivity, which means conversations with loved ones often end in misunderstandings, conflict, and hurt feelings. In a previous webinar (aired 8/10/16, archived video on website: mcleanhospital.org/bpdinitiative), the speaker addressed the roots of hypersensitivity to perceived criticism and key roles of shame, fear and anger in fueling heated conflicts between individuals. Strategies were taught on how to identify common triggers of these underlying emotions and use validation to reduce conflict and engage in problem solving. For this follow-up webinar, we ask that registrants email Dawn Sugarman (dsugarman@mclean.harvard.edu) with real-life dilemmas they have faced or will face in communicating with their loved one and we will choose example scenarios to role play to demonstrate skills in action.

Speaker

Karen A. Adler, MD
Staff Psychiatrist, Adult Outpatient Clinic and Gunderson Outpatient Program, McLean Hospital

Instructor in Psychiatry, Part-time, Harvard Medical School



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