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2nd International Congress on Borderline Personality Disorder Held in Amsterdam

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International BPD Congress AmsterdamFollowing the success of last year’s 1st International Conference on Borderline Personality Disorder and Allied Disorders in Berlin, the European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ESSPD) is holding its second conference September 27 to 29 in Amsterdam.

The international conference will feature many treatment professionals who are experts in the field of Borderline Personality Disorder treatment, including the following:

  • Marsha Linehan, the developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Anthony Batemen, a developer of Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT)
  • John Gunderson, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
  • Martin Bohus of the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, Germany
  • Alan E. Fruzzetti, a professor in clinical psychology at the University of Nevada
  • Frank Yeomans, a specialist in Transference-Focused Therapy

There is an impressive roster of sessions to attend over the three-day conference, which highlights advances in BPD treatment through plenary sessions, scientific sessions, and skills-based workshops.

“Research on Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and allied disorders has increased dramatically in the last few years, increasing our knowledge of the development of the disorder, its treatment, and long-term outcome. Yet there remains a mismatch between our understanding of the disorder, so often associated with other psychiatric disorders, treatment demand, and the provision of clinical services,” said the conference’s organizers on the ESSPD website.

“This conference will address all these issues and more. Distinguished speakers will discuss the latest developments in our understanding of the genesis of the disorder, consider its association with impulse, post traumatic stress and emotional dysregulation disorders, deliberate on the complexity of treatment, and reflect about the economic costs and social consequences of the disorder. World experts will debate controversial aspects of treatment and argue about proposals for a new classification of personality disorders like DSM-5,” they continued.

To find out more about the 2nd International Conference on Borderline Personality Disorder and Allied Disorders in Amsterdam, visit http://www.borderline-congress.org/.

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