Research over the last thirty years has demonstrated a clear relationship between experiencing abuse in childhood and a later diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. In this presentation, we will address how ‘borderline personality’ can be best understood as a trauma-related disorder. Exploring the effects of their traumatic attachment opens up new ways of working with clients who struggle to manage intense reactions and impulses.
Borderline clients are not at war with the therapist. They are caught in an internal battle: Do I trust or not trust? Do I live or do I die? Do I love or do I hate? Understanding these clients as traumatized and at war with themselves transforms the therapeutic relationship and the treatment.
If you want to sign up for this course and missed the registration deadline, please don’t worry. You can still contact Gerri Baum at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-409-7061 to inquire about joining the class. We will do our best to accommodate you. We appreciate your interest in our workshops and look forward to seeing you soon!
2:30-2:40 PM BREAK