Clinical Focus on Borderline Personality Disorder

Presented by Philip Feldman, PhD on 03-17-2023 at 9 a.m. Pacific (12 p.m. Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Clients with Borderline Personality commonly seek treatment and clinicians often struggle to work with them effectively. These clients can be challenging and disruptive. 

In this 2-hour continuing education webinar for therapists, Dr. Philip Feldman will provide an overview of the etiology of Borderline Personality, symptoms, and specific details about evidence-based treatment practices. Participants will learn about underlying dynamics and comorbid diagnoses that play a key role in the clients’ presenting problems, symptoms, and behaviors. This course will also focus on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which is empirically validated and very effective.

This introductory continuing education webinar is designed to help mental health clinicians:

  1. Identify three effective interventions to use with clients who have Borderline Personality. 
  2. Describe two common Borderline behaviors that often interfere with therapy.
  3. Discuss the role of shame and anger as underlying emotional problems for individuals with Borderline Personality.
  4. Identify four ways to use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) interventions effectively.
  5. Describe three etiological factors that can lead to the development of Borderline Personality.

Statement of program material’s accuracy, utility, and risks: Dr. Feldman has 30 years of clinical experience and has conducted extensive research on Shame affect and Borderline Personality. The material in this course is based on empirically-validated research. Sources include work by Marsha Linehan, Donald Nathanson, and Michael Stone. The findings and clinical interventions are pragmatic and can be highly effective for clinicians who work with this population. A body of research surveyed in this course suggests that the methods are effective and safe for this population. However, misapplication of the concepts with various populations could lead to unintended outcomes.

Declaration of conflicts of interest and commercial support: None.

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How the Web Conference Works

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email from GoodTherapy with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable.

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At the conclusion of this event, participants will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate in your GoodTherapy Account. To confirm attendance, participants must enter the start and end codes announced at the beginning and end of the live presentation. Participants will also be prompted to complete an online survey evaluating the event. Participants will need to complete this online survey within six days after the event. Once completed, participants will be able to download a copy of their CE certificate instantly.

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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. To receive CE credit hours for an archived recording, you will need to complete a survey as well as a 15-question exam, verifying that you listened to or watched the event in its entirety. Archived CE events are generally considered "homestudy" by licensing boards.

GoodTherapy is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 3/30/2022 – 3/30/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.

GoodTherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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.

To receive CE credit hours for an archived event, you will need to complete a survey as well as a 12 or 15-question exam, verifying that you listened to or watched the event in its entirety. Archived CE events generally are considered "homestudy" by licensing boards.

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Meet the Presenter

Philip Feldman, PhD

Philip Feldman, PhD

Dr. Feldman has 30 years of experience as a Clinical Director, Psychotherapist, and Supervisor. He is currently the Clinical Director at Journey to Wellness substance abuse program in New Jersey. He has taught numerous clinical topics as an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University MSW Program since 1995. As a professional speaker, he has presented more than 350 Clinical Seminars.

Dr. Feldman is also the author of:

The Psychotherapy Manual
Co-occurring Disorders Manual
Shame Affect- Theory, Research and Clinical Treatment

Dr. Feldman completed his PhD at Rutgers University and MSW at Yeshiva University. 

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.
  • 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.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/30/2022 - 03/30/2025.
  • 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.

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