Experts on Borderline Personality Disorder: Sessions for patients affected and their families on Monday 25 September 2017

These sessions can be booked in addition to your congress registration, but also without congress registration. A separat registration fee applies. We recommend early booking as number of participants is limited.

Experten zu Borderline: Workshops für Patienten und ihre Familien am Montag 25. September 2017.

Diese Workshops können zusätzlich zu Ihrer Kongressregistrierung, aber auch ohne Kongressregistrierung gebucht werden. Hierfür ist eine eigene Gebühr zu entrichten. Wir empfehlen früh zu buchen, da die Teilnehmerzahl begrenzt ist.

1. Dr. Valerie Porr: TARA

Valerie Porr is the author of Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder, A Family Guide to Healing and Change, Oxford University Press, co-author of New Hope for People with BPD, (Bockian, N, Porr, V 2002 ) co-editor of the BPD Journal of the California Alliance of the Mentally Ill, and articles on BPD family experience and advocacy issues. Porr founded the Treatment and Research Advancements National Association for Personality Disorder (TARA NAPD) in 1995, a not- for-profit education and advocacy organization representing consumers, families, clinicians and researchers affected by BPD. Ms. Porr, intensively trained in Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT), developed The TARA Method, a family psychoeducational program and has conducted Workshops for over 3000 family members, teaching families how to help their loved ones while helping themselves. She is the recipient of the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of DBT, 2001 Service Award. For the past 20 years Ms. Porr has directed the TARA BPD Resource and Referral Helpline, collecting data from thousands of callers. Ms. Porr conducts symposia at conferences, has coordinated BPD research conferences, and has reviewed grants for the National Institute of Mental Health. She is an artist-designer, teacher and successful businesswoman.

The TARA Method of Psychoeducation is a collaborative approach to BPD that views family members as therapeutic partners. The TARA method is not simply a support group but a family empowerment program. Family members are highly motivated to help their loved ones and can learn how to reduce environmental triggers and reinforce effective behaviors. Family members may often do the wrong thing for the right reasons because they do not know effective ways to help. The goal of the TARA Method is to teach family members of individuals with BPD how to do more than cope with the capricious and often difficult behaviors that characterizes their loved one with BPD. It aims to heal and repair family relationships while developing compassion, increasing trust and improving communication. It teaches families how to decrease the severity, frequency and intensity of volatile eruptions. The TARA Method validates the common denominator of family experience including their sense of powerlessness, failure, and confusion and their frustration over the inability to help effectively. When family members are able to help their loved ones, their own stress decreases The program addresses the difficulty families experience in accepting that their loved one truly suffers from this painful disorder when they appear so competent, capable, and charming with other people yet so difficult, out of control, and often hostile with those closest to them, those who care the most. Families are confused by the individual with BPD’s intelligence and competence in various areas of their lives when contrasted with the dependence, anger, pain, and/or violence, behaviors that others do not generally see. This apparent competence of individuals with BPD is the most confusing of all to family members and interferes with developing compassion for the pain, shame and isolation their loved one experiences. The TARA method advocates for the person with BPD by helping families to understand and anticipate triggers, facilitating communication by translating what the person is trying to say through the understanding of the neurobiological underpinnings of BPD and cognitive behavior principles. TARA Method introduces cutting edge research findings while offering loved ones supportive guidance. It teaches families how to apply empirically supported and effective coping behavior and interpersonal skills derived from DBT and MBT thereby becoming integral treatment reinforcers. It provides empowering and hopeful insights into how to help a loved one while improving day-to day family interactions and reducing crises.

2. Dr. Perry Hoffman: Family Connections

Perry D. Hoffman, Ph.D., is the president of National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder and a consultant in Psychology at McLean Hospital. She has published several articles and books and given a multitude of talks on different aspects of borderline personality disorder, the role of families and the treatment of this disorder.

Family members of loved ones suffering from severe emotion dysregulation are sufferers themselves.   Ill equipped to effectively respond to intense emotions and reactions including self-injury and suicide attempts, relatives need coping skills to be able to support their family members in the hope of recovery.  Like clinicians, family members are as much on the front line, perhaps even more so, and need to be empowered to be effective in their effort to help their relatives. Family Connections, FC, is a 12-week (often peer-led) course for families to teach them specific skills and how to apply these skills in their lived experiences. Along with the semi-standardized manual, trained leaders and a support network, FC data from five studies document that FC graduates report a decrease in burden, depression and grief with an increase in agency. The course will present the past and current journeys of families and key FC skills many families report "saved their lives."   Presenters will be both professionals and family members, all who provide the course at no charge.  Now available in 19 countries it's the most sought after program to date for families impacted by personality disorders.

3. Annett Pröger & Falk Mancke: Borderline personality disorder: What is it and how can it be treated?

Annett Pröger, Dipl.-Psych., is a licensed psychotherapist at the University Hospital of Heidelberg. She received her training in cognitive-behavioral therapy and has worked for over ten years with people affected by personality disorders and trauma related disorders. She is heading the unit specialized on the treatment of personality disorders and trauma related disorders of the University Hospital of Heidelberg.

Falk Mancke, MD, is a psychiatric resident at the University Hospital of Heidelberg. He received his training in cognitive-behavioral therapy and specialized in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. His focus of research lays on the connection between personality disorders and aggressive behavior.

This workshop aims at providing persons affected by borderline personality disorder (BPD) with an overview of the diagnosis and treatment of BPD. We will explain the origin of the BPD-diagnosis, guide through its current diagnostic criteria and offer orientating insight into the knowledge about its cause. Next, we will illustrate the principles behind the main evidence based therapies and demonstrate basic therapeutic techniques that may help those struggling with symptoms of BPD. We will use an interactive framework and leave enough time to address individual questions. As a whole, we hope that the workshop will enhance one’s understanding of this complex disorder and give an idea of hand-on strategies that may alleviate some of BPD’s symptoms. The workshop will be held in English and German.

3. Annett Pröger & Falk Mancke: Borderline Persönlichkeitsstörung: Was ist es und wie wird es behandelt?

Fr. Dipl.-Psych. Annett Pröger ist approbierte Psychotherapeutin an dem Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg. Sie absolvierte eine Ausbildung in kognitiv-behavioral ausgerichteter Psychotherapie hat über zehn Jahre Erfahrung in der Arbeit mit Menschen, die von einer Persönlichkeitsstörung oder einer Traumafolgestörung betroffen sind. Sie leitet die auf die Behandlung von Persönlichkeitsstörungen und Traumafolgestörungen spezialisierte Einheit des Universitätsklinikums Heidelberg.

Hr. Dr. Falk Mancke ist Arzt in Weiterbildung für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie an dem Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg. Er absolvierte seine Ausbildung in kognitiv-behavioral ausgerichteter Psychotherapie und spezialisierte sich in Dialektisch-Behavioraler Therapie. Wissenschaftlich beschäftig er sich mit dem Zusammenhang von Persönlichkeitsstörungen und aggressivem Verhalten.

Dieser Kurs möchte Menschen mit einer Borderline Persönlichkeitsstörung (BPS) einen Überblick über die Diagnose und die Behandlung der BPS verschaffen. Wir werden die Entwicklung der BPS-Diagnose darstellen, die diagnostischen Kriterien erläutern und einen orientierenden Einblick in die Ursachen der BPS geben. Anschließend werden wir die Prinzipien der hauptsächlichen evidenzbasierten Therapien aufzeigen und grundlegende therapeutische Techniken vorstellen, die beim Umgang mit Symptomen der BPS helfen können. Wir werden ein interaktives Format nutzen und ausreichend Zeit für individuelle Fragen lassen. Insgesamt hoffen wir, dass der Kurs das Verständnis für diese komplexe Störung erhöht und einen Eindruck über praktisch anzuwendende Strategien zur Linderung von BPS-Symptomen vermittelt. Der Kurs wird in englischer und deutscher Sprache gehalten werden.

4. Cordula Leutenbauer & Bertram Schneeweiß: The Borderline Trialogue Munich – getting to know and experiencing the idea of trialogic thinking

Cordula Leutenbauer,Mag. rer. nat., is a licensed psychotherapist and is working since five years at the Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) station for people with emotional unstable personality disorders and comorbidities at the Isar-Amper-Klinikum Mü nchen-Ost. She successfully completed her education in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy and specialised on Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Being a founding member of of the Borderline-Trialogue (BLT) Munich she commits herself since autum 2014 to the planning, implementation and evaluation of the row of four following educational events which are taking place twice a year. Moreover, her special interest focuses on the analysis of functionality of self –destructive behavior in BPD.

Bertram Schneeweiß, is a specialist for psychiatry and psychotherapy and head physician of the psychiatric hospital of the Isar-Amper clinical center Taufkirchen/Vils. Prior, he was senior physician at the inbound and outbound DBT station of the Isar-Amper clinic Munich east. Being a founding member of the Borderline Trialogue (BLT) Munich he commits himself since autumn 2014 to the planning, organization, conversion and evaluation of the row of four following educational events which are taking place twice a year. With special interest he dedicates himself to the integration of approaches to behavior-therapeutic and psychodynamic orientated therapy, the evidence based medicine, psychiatric and psychotherapeutic education and working with dependants.

“We exchange experiences – at eye level: people concerned, relatives and professional helpers.” Under this slogan the Borderline Trialogue Munich (BLT Munich) takes place in Munich since spring 2015.

Its purpose is to bring together all people affected by the illness, i.e. patients, dependants and professional helpers, jointly and on equal basis at one table, gain insight views of the psychiatric disorder and promote the exchange with respect to the topic “borderline”.

The idea of the trialogue, however, is not new. Already in the middle of the 80s Dorothea und Thomas Bock made efforts with a trialogic exchange between several parties affected by schizophrenic disease.

The transfer of the trialogic idea to Borderline Personality Disorders (BPD) was implemented for the first time in appr. 2003 by Anja Link and Christiane Tilly in the city of Nuernberg and Ansbach, where until today meetings take place on a regular basis. Nationwide, the trialogic exchange with respect to Borderline Personality Disorders (BPD) encountered constantly growing interest and, finally, was established in autumn 2014 in Munich.

Using a network of representatives of the DBT-specialised stations, complementary services, self-helping groups and private persons the cornerstone for the Borderline Trialogue Munich has been laid, mostly on a volunteer basis.

The Borderline Trialogue Munich perceives itself as reflection platform for all parties to express on an equal basis their own perspectives outside a therapy and family context and to broaden their understanding for the counterpart’s perspective. Based on immediate feedback all participants gain a better recognition and understanding of their own behavioral patterns and their effects on others. To many this opens the opportunity not only to experience more details about BPD, but to break isolation through the exchange with others. A better understanding of the background and cause of problematic behavioral patterns significantly contributes to de-stigmatizing of patients and helps dependants and professionals to both develop own skills in dealing with the disease and improve reflecting their own role.

From the beginning in preparing the Borderline Trialogue Munich we agreed on a clear formal and scheduled procedure, leading topics and appropriate Trialogue-“rules”. Moreover, a continuous evaluation of the event series has taken place.

Completely in conformity with the trialogic idea this workshop addresses both persons concerned, relatives and professional helpers. In addition to the presentation of the Borderline Trialogue Munich an opening presentation on one of our leading topics will be given, which can be subject of trialogical discussing on the spot. Hence, everyone will get the chance to personally perceive both the trialogic exchange and its chances and challenges.

4. Cordula Leutenbauer & Bertram Schneeweiß: Borderline-Trialog München – den trialogischen Gedanken kennenlernen und erleben

Frau mag. rer. nat. Cordula Leutenbauer ist approbierte psychologische Psychotherapeutin und arbeitet seit fünf Jahren auf der DBT –Station für Menschen mit emotional-instabiler Persönlichkeitsstörung und Begleiterkrankungen am Isar-Amper-Klinikum München-Ost. Sie absolvierte die Ausbildung in kognitiv-behavioraler Psychotherapie und spezialisierte sich in der Dialektisch-Behavioralen Therapie (DBT). Als Teil des Gründungsteams des Borderline-Trialogs München engagiert sie sich seit Herbst 2014 in Planung, Umsetzung und Evaluation der zweimal jährlich stattfindenden Staffeln von vier aufeinander folgenden Ausbildungseinheiten. Darüber hinaus gilt ihr besonderes Interesse der Auseinandersetzung mit der Funktionalität selbstschädigenden Verhaltens im Rahmen der BPS.

Hr. Bertram Schneeweiß ist Facharzt für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie und Chefarzt der Psychiatrischen Klinik des Isar-Amper-Klinikums Taufkirchen/Vils . Zuvor war er Oberarzt der DBT-Station und DBT-Ambulanz am Isar-Amper-Klinikum München-Ost. Als Teil des Gründungsteams des Borderline-Trialogs München engagiert er sich seit Herbst 2014 in Planung, Organisation, Umsetzung und Evaluation der zweimal jährlich stattfindenden Staffeln von vier aufeinander folgenden Ausbildungseinheiten. Mit besonderem Interesse widmet er sich der Integration von verhaltenstherapeutischen und psychodynamischen Therapieansätzen, der evidenzbasierten Medizin, der psychiatrisch-psychotherapeutischen Ausbildung und der Angehörigenarbeit.

„Wir tauschen uns aus – auf Augenhöhe: Betroffene, Angehörige, professionelle Helfer.“ Unter diesem Motto findet der Borderline-Trialog München (BLT München) seit Frühjahr 2015 statt.

Es geht hierbei darum, alle an der Erkrankung beteiligten Gruppen, also Betroffene, Angehörige und professionelle Helfer gemeinsam und gleichberechtigt an einen Tisch zu bringen, Einsichten in das Störungsbild zu gewinnen und den Austausch zum Thema Borderline zu fördern.

Der Gedanke des Trialogs ist dabei kein n euer: B ereits Mitte der 80er Jahre bemühte n sich Dorothea und Thomas Bock um den trialogischen Austausch der unterschiedlichen Parteien bei Schizophrenie.

Die Übertragung des Trialog-Gedankens auf die Borderline-Persönlichkeitsstörung erfolgte erstmals ca. 2003 durch Anja Link und Christiane Tilly in der Stadt Nürnberg und Ansbach, wo bis heute regelmäßige Veranstaltungen stattfinden. Der trialogische Austausch bezüglich der Borderline Persönlichkeitsstörung (BPS) stieß bundesweit auf immer größer werdendes Interesse und wurde schließlich im Herbst 2014 auch in München ins Leben gerufen.

In einem Netzwerk aus Vertretern der DBT-Spezialstationen, komplementärer Dienste, Selbsthilfegruppen und Privatpersonen wurde - größtenteils ehrenamtlich - der Grundstein für den Borderline-Trialog München gelegt.

Der Borderline-Trialog München versteht sich als Reflexionsplattform, auf der alle Beteiligten außerhalb des Behandlungs- und Familienkontextes gleichberechtigt die eigene Perspektiven darlegen und ihr Verständnis für die Perspektive des Gegenübers erweitern können. Über die direkte Rückmeldung können alle Beteiligten eigene Verhaltensmuster und deren Wirkung auf Andere besser erkennen und verstehen lernen. Dabei ergibt sich für Viele die Möglichkeit, nicht nur mehr über die BPS zu erfahren, sondern auch durch den Austausch mit anderen die Isolation zu durchbrechen. Ein besseres Verständnis für Hintergründe und Ursachen von problematischen Verhaltensweisen trägt maßgeblich zur Entstigmatisierung von Betroffenen bei und hilft Angehörigen und Fachleuten eigene Fertigkeiten im Umgang mit der Erkrankung zu entwickeln bzw. verbessern und ihre eigene Rollen zu reflektieren.

Von Beginn an einigten wir uns in Vorbereitung des Borderline-Trialogs München auf ein klares formales und terminliches Vorgehen, Leitthemen und entsprechenden Trialog- „Spielregeln“. Zudem fand eine kontinuierliche Evaluation der Veranstaltungsreihen statt.

Ganz im trialogischen Sinne richtet sich dieser Workshop an Betroffene, Angehörige und professionelle Helfer. Neben der Vorstellung des Borderline-Trialogs München wird es ein Initiativreferat zu einem unserer Leitthemen geben, über das dann trialogisch vor Ort diskutiert werden kann. So hat jeder die Möglichkeit, selbst ein Gefühl für den trialogischen Austausch sowie dessen Chancen und Herausforderungen zu bekommen.

5. Lynn Courey

Lynn Courey is the President of The Sashbear Foundation, an all-volunteer, not for profit charitable organization. She is a co-investigator in a number of initiatives focusing on youth and family involvement. One such research project is YouthCan IMPACT project which focuses on a service pathway for youth with mental health needs in an Integrated Collaborative Care Team research. Sashbear is also the driving force behind the expansion of NEABPD’s Family ConnectionsTM program in Canada.

Hear how one family’s journey affected by Borderline Personality Disorder is transforming tragedy into advocacy while empowering other families with skills and hope. Learn how you can bring similar changes to your own family and community with a grass roots movement taking hold in Canada.
This workshop starts with a personal family story that emphasizes the impact of stigma, lack of early diagnosis and intervention. After viewing excerpts from the short film “Having a Life Worth Living”, we will have a panel discussion on the importance of early diagnosis for early intervention and what gets in the way of that happening. Next, we will share how to leverage family participation in a multidisciplinary approach of supporting a loved one struggling with BPD on their path to recovery through another family’s testimonial. The workshop will conclude with the sharing of how a grass roots movement can influence the mental health system in their approach to enhance and round out the treatment of someone living with BPD through family engagement. Your voice, skills and hope will make waves in your community.