Wednesday Apr 28, 10:00 AM
131 Borderline Personality Disorder: Conceptualization and Treatment
Like many psychiatric diagnoses, borderline personality disorder is overrepresented among justice-involved individuals. Symptoms are psychologically painful and destructive, and the diagnosis carries a stigma of being particularly challenging and treatment-resistant. Understanding the underlying contributory factors to developing this disorder allows clinicians to take a trauma-responsive approach, assessing the complex trauma that often accompanies the diagnosis. This overview of borderline personality disorder provides tools for assessment, differential diagnosis, and treatment through a trauma-informed lens.
- Describe the major clinical features of borderline personality disorder, including diagnostic and behavioral components
- Articulate a trauma-responsive conceptualization of borderline personality disorder
- Examine resources, tools, and evidence-based practices for treatment of borderline personality disorder