This workshop examines the nature of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and presents an integrated model of treatment of specific issues in brief, solution-focused episodes. Core elements of a safety plan and development of a community resource network are described. Careful management of the therapeutic relationship is a critical part of this approach. Some specific protocols for common BPD issues, such as suicidal ideation and self-injurious behaviors are elaborated.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Michael Munion, MA, LPC, a psychotherapist in Arizona since 1979 and activist in integrated primary & behavioral health care, has been affiliated with the Milton Erickson Foundation since 1980. He has provided extensive workshops on Ericksonian & Brief Therapy in the U.S., Europe, and Mexico. He is co-author of Sage's book on Milton H. Erickson, and co-editor of What is Psychotherapy?: Contemporary Perspectives.