Borderline Personality Disorder and Complex Comorbidity

Presented by Melissa O’Neill, LCSW on 05-24-2019 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Complex comorbidity is a hallmark feature of adult Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). BPD often presents in a mood disorder and a disorder of impulsivity such as eating disorders and substance use disorders. For instance, about 78% of adults with BPD develop a substance-related disorder or addiction at some time in their lives.(1)

In this 2-hour continuing education web conference, Melissa O’Neill, LCSW will explore clinicians’ biases toward diagnosing and treating Borderline Personality Disorder. She will also discuss how those biases can affect outcomes through experiential exercises and case studies.  

This web conference will explore evidence-based practices to treat co-occurring BPD and substance use disorders or eating disorders. This includes strategies to help clients manage the impulsivity and emotional dysregulation that is significantly greater within this population.

This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Recognize the relationship between BPD and co-occurring substance use disorders or eating disorders.
  2. Observe any personal biases toward BPD clients and how that may influence course and outcomes in treatment.
  3. Apply strategies to manage impulsivity in this client population during treatment.
  4. Utilize mindfulness and thought diffusion to increase insight in this population.
  5. Utilize elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for co-occurring disorders.

Statement of program material's accuracy, utility, and risks: None.
Declaration of conflicts of interest and commercial support: None.

Reference:
1. Tomko, R. L., Trull, T. J., Wood, P. K., & Sher, K. J. (2013). Characteristics of Borderline Personality Disorder in a Community Sample: Comorbidity, Treatment Utilization, and General Functioning. Journal of Personality Disorders, 1-17. doi:10.1521/pedi_2013_27_093

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within Counseling Services. 

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This organization, GoodTherapy, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours. 

GoodTherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.

GoodTherapy, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.

GoodTherapy, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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Meet the Presenter

Melissa O’Neill, LCSW

Melissa O’Neill, LCSW

Melissa O’Neill, LCSW is the Director of Clinical Operations at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. Melissa provides leadership and management of the clinical system to ensure the highest quality of residential services. Additionally, she facilitates many groups and provides individual therapy.

Early in her career, Melissa spent time in residential care, working with children with significant trauma histories. She then ran a substance abuse intensive outpatient program (IOP) followed by several years in private practice. She also managed a program offering IOP and partial hospitalization for Eating Disorders and Mood Disorders. At Timberline she started as a Primary Therapist, followed by serving as a clinical lead and director of program development.

Melissa received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Illinois and is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.

For more information about Melissa and her work, please visit www.timberlineknolls.com.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
  • Logo GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • Logo This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.
  • Person Centered Tech, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Person Centered Tech, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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