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Family Connections: Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder (Finding Compassion and Support When Intense Emotions Impact the Ones You Love)
May 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Do you feel like you have to walk on eggshells with someone you love? Ever felt overwhelmed by someone’s intense anger or sadness? Are you worried about someone who self harms to manage their emotions? You’re not alone.
Despite advances in mental health services, Borderline Personality Disorder remains one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorders. As a result, countless individuals and their families are left to suffer in isolation lacking information and feeling unsupported.
However, there is hope. Join us as Karyn Hall and volunteers from NEA.BPD (National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder) share information about Family Connections, a program that offers a lifeline to families facing the challenges of BPD.
In this engaging and interactive presentation you will learn:
– What BPD is and what it isn’t.
– Strategies for keeping tough conversations constructive.
– Tools for not making intense situations worse.
– Why putting the oxygen mask on yourself first is essential.
– Skills for staying connected to someone you love, even when it doesn’t seem
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. Check in will begin 15 minutes before the program starts. Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the program from the Green Room.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Dr. Hall has been in private practice for over twenty years and is the founder and Director of The DBT Center in Houston, Texas. The Center offers both standard and intensive DBT treatment. She focuses on working with treatment resistant depression,chronic anxiety, trauma, suicidality, self-injury, eating disorders and borderline personality disorder. An expert in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dr. Hall is a licensed psychologist and a certified coach. She has served as a speaker/trainer for both private and public schools on a national level and has served as a consultant for implementation of DBT in residential treatment and mental health centers. She is a DBT trainer with Treatment Implementation Collaborative and has presented workshops on a local and national level. She blogs for Psychology Today and PsychCentral. She is co-author of The Power of Validation and author of SAVVY, Mindfulness Exercises, and The Emotionally Sensitive Person. She’s on the board of directors for NEA BPD and the founder of Healing Hearts of Families annual conference.
Elizabeth Rose is a passionate mental health advocate, trained NEA.BPD Family Connections/Tele-Connections leader, NEA.BPD Board Member, an NEA.BPD Recovery and Resource Committee member, and Steering Committee member for Houston’s BPD Support and Recovery group and the 2016 Chairperson of Healing Hearts of Families conference. She is a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Hotline Advocate at the Houston Area Women’s Center, and a proud Mother of two adult children, one of who lives with the challenges of BPD.
Christina McGhee believes in the power of connection. When people come together in the face of crisis or challenge, amazing things happen. That belief is the very reason she became involved in NEA.BPD’s Family Connections program and later became a trained volunteer group leader. She also served as a member of the 2016 Healing Hearts of Families conference planning committee.
Professionally, Christina is a speaker and coach who works with separating and divorcing parents on how to put their children first when parents part. Married for over 20 years, she is a stepmom and a mom of four who resides on a ranchette with three dogs, seven rescue cats and an obscene number of chickens.
SPREAD THE WORD – MAY IS BPD AWARENESS MONTH!
In 2008 the US Congress officially designated May as BPD Awareness Month in hopes of educating our Nation about this disorder, the needs of those suffering from it, and significant impact it has on families. Please help us share the message “AWARENESS BRINGS HOPE” in any way you can so no one person has to suffer one more day.
To learn more visit us at www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.com