Borderline Personality Disorder

1 Day CPD Event on Borderline Personality Disorder

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The ACT Counselling Services Team will shortly be delivering a 1-day CPD event titled ‘Borderline Personality Disorder, Neuroscience and Psychotherapy.’ This will take place on Saturday the 15th of October 2016 at Stirling Baptist Church and Family Life Centre, 2nd Floor, 61-63 Murray Place, Stirling, FK8 1AP. ACT Counselling Services Ltd are a private training provider who’s staff have a huge amount of experience of working with complex cases. Staff members have worked in the most challenging settings with the most severe and enduring types of disorder. We are passionate about sharing our knowledge, experience and conclusions to enable others to understand and/or work with complex cases.

What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

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Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD for short is one of the most challenging presentations for clinicians to treat. It is, without doubt, the disorder that costs the taxpayer the most money on a yearly basis. Despite these considerations, there is still little training on working with BPD, services available to treat BPD and Clinicians remain reluctant to add the treatment of BPD to their repertoire.

People often ask us ‘what is BPD?’ ‘Can it be treated?’ and ‘how does one even begin to treat it?’ Put very simply, the person who has received a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder constantly flips between different ‘schema modes.’ Modes are considered to be ‘states’ rather than ‘traits’ and are fleeting, short terms ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. Folks with a diagnosis of BPD will frequently ‘flip’ between the ‘vulnerable child,’ ‘Punitive Parent,’ ‘Demanding Parent,’ ‘Angry child,’ and ‘Detached Protector,’ although not necessarily in this order.

What does this mean?

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The above means that the person who has been diagnosed with BPD spends very little time in the ‘Healthy Adult,’ ‘Nurturing Parent,’ and ‘Happy Child’ modes and this has a significant impairment on their quality of life.

BPD was for a long time considered to be untreatable but things have changed and it can easily be treated by clinicians with the correct knowledge, skills and attitude. In a universe based on opposites, one need not just ‘be,’ one can ‘become’ the person they were supposed to be.

Get in touch to find out more

If you are interested in finding out more, then please get in touch. You can call ACT Counselling and CBT Services in Glasgow on 0141 554 0838 or email us here.

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