Contact Hours: 8

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP,   

Course Objectives: 

  • Explore information on the use of the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
  • Identify the eight components for effective psychiatric management of borderline personality disorder
  • Identify client characteristics which would necessitate partial hospitalization or brief or extended inpatient hospitalization
  • List the five components which should be included when establishing a clear treatment framework
  • List the four steps in responding to crises
  • List five techniques for establishing and maintaining a therapeutic framework and alliance
  • List the characteristics of effective treatment plans for patients with borderline personality disorder
  • Compare and contrast psychodynamic therapy and dialectical behavior therapy
  • Identify 10 features/goals for individual psychotherapeutic approaches
  • Discuss the utilization of group, couples, and or family therapy with persons with borderline personality disorder
  • Summarize pharmacological treatments for persons with borderline personality disorder
  • Identify the symptoms that can be targeted with pharmacotherapy

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