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A J&K Seminars Professional Continuing Education Program
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Understanding and Treating
the Borderline Patient

Presented By
Jerome Kroll, M.D.
Author of
The Challenge of the Borderline Patient
PTSD/Borderlines in Therapy: Finding the Balance

May 20 & 21, 1999
Lancaster Host Hotel - Lancaster, PA

Objectives: Participants will better understand

Historical antecedents of the Borderline Concept
Strengths and limitations of the present DSM-IV BPD Construct
Theories of etiology of borderline personality disorder
Relationship of dissociative symptoms to BPD
Principles of psychotherapy with borderline patients
Problems and pitfalls in working with borderline patients
Psychopharmacological treatment of borderline patients


This training program will be of interest to:

social workers
mental health counselors
case managers
psychiatric nurses
drug & alcohol counselors
rehabilitation counselors
school counselors and psychologists
graduate students


Thursday, May 20, 1999

8:15a.m. Registration (continental breakfast)
9:00 Defining Borderline Personality Disorder

The Concept

Historical Development of the Concept

Core Symptoms and Behaviors

Changes in DSM-III, III-R, and DSM-IV Criteria

Theories of  Etiology

Biological Theories

Child Development Theories and Data

*  Family Pathology
*  Childhood Abuse and Neglect

10:20  Break (coffee & tea)
10:35  MPD, PTSD, & Self-Injurious Behavior

Cross- Cultural Perspectives on Self-injurious Behaviors and Dissociative Episodes
Are BPD and PTSD the same?

*  Critical Review of the Evidence
*  Repressed Memories and the "False Memory Syndrome"
*  Where does Multiple Personality Disorder fit in?

Noon  Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m. Therapeutic Considerations

Outcome Studies and Effectiveness of Different Therapies
Management versus Psychotherapy
Principles of management of acting-out behaviors
Basic Principles of Psychotherapy

2:45  Break (snack, soda, coffee, & tea)
3:00 Applying What We Know to the Treatment of BPD

Themes in the Lives & Therapy of Borderline Patients
Gratification of Needs
Replaying Old Patterns and Traumas
Questions and Case Examples from the Audience
Pharmacological Treatment of BPD/PTSD

4:30  Adjournment (pick up one day certificates)

Friday, May 21, 1999

8:15a.m. Registration (continental breakfast)
9:00  Special Issues in Therapy of Abuse Victims

Coming to Terms with the Abuse of the Past

How the Past Shapes the Present

How the Past Shapes the Transference

10:20  Break (coffee & tea)
10:35  Countertransference Issues

Negative Responses
Angry Rejection
Negative Responses
Rescue Attempts
Sexual Interactions

Noon  Lunch (on your own)
1:30p.m. The Borderline and the Lawsuit
Claims of Sexual Assault
Claims of Implanting False Memories
Claims of Not Disavowing False Memories
Claims of Fostering Excessive Dependency

2:45  Break (snack, soda, coffee, & tea)
3:00  Crisis Management

Principles of Anticipating and Minimizing Crises
Responding to Self-Harm and Suicide Talk
Establishing Boundaries
Maintaining Perspective

  Questions & Discussion

4:30  Adjournment (pick up certificates)

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Jerome Kroll, M.D.

Dr. Kroll received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  He did his psychiatric residency training at Case Western Reserve University Hospital.  He  has clinical experience in a prison setting, a state hospital, and inpatient hospital units.  He also served on the faculty of Cornell Medical School.

Dr. Kroll is currently a professor of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School.  He is also the chief psychiatrist for the Southeast Asian Refugee Mental Health Program at the Community-University Health Care Clinic.  He was named Teacher of the Year by the residency program in 1983 and 1985.

His current research interests include cross-cultural aspects of PTSD and borderline personality disorder, religion and psychiatry, and philosophical aspects of psychiatric diagnostics and practice.  He is vice-president of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry.

Dr. Kroll has written The Challenge of the Borderline Patient (1988), and PTSD/Borderlines in Therapy: Finding the Balance (1993).  He is also the co-author, with Sir Martin Roth, of The Reality of Mental Illness (1986).  He also contributed the chapter on borderline personality disorder to the Encyclopedia of Human Behavior (1994).

Continuing Education Certification

This program is sponsored by J&K Seminars which is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  The APA approved sponsor maintains the responsibility for the program - 12 hours
J&K Seminars is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors.  We adhere to NBCC continuing education guidelines. Provider #5599 - 12 hours
This program is co-sponsored by Family Service, a member of Family Service America, Inc. which has Pennsylvania State Board pre-approval to offer 12 hours of credit to Pennsylvania Licensed Social Workers.
J&K Seminars is a provider approved by the Pennsylvania  State  Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. - 13.2 hrs.

J&K Seminars has received pre-approval to offer continuing education from:

Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB approved education - 11 hours)
Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners - 12 hours
Delaware State Board of Social Work Examiners - 11 hours
New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners - 12 hours (clinical)
Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) - 11 hours
Commission for Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) - 11 hours

Certificates of attendance will be available for all participants to pick up at the end of each day.  Half credit is offered for one day attendance.  Persons who arrive late or depart early will not receive CE certificates of full attendance.

Refund Policy:  Full refunds will be provided prior to April 20, 1999.  A $10 administrative charge will be deducted from refunds requested after April 20, 1999.  No refunds will be given after May 18, 1999 or for "no-shows."

We accommodate persons with disabilities.
Please let us know of any disability which will require special assistance.

For more information, phone (800) 801-5415

  (In Lancaster County please phone 393-0707) 

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Hotel Accommodations

Registrants who desire overnight accommodations must make their own reservations.  A block of rooms at the Lancaster Host Hotel has been reserved at the reduced rate of $79 per room.

Phone the Host for reservations at 800-233-0121 or Fax (717) 295-5112.  You must mention that you are attending a J&K Seminars program to receive the reduced rate.  We recommend making your reservations by April 20.

A detailed map, directions, nametag and receipt will be sent to pre-registrants the week of April 26 - 30

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Registration Fees
                                                                                              One Day  Both Days
Individual Early Registration (received by April 20)              $95          $180 per person
Two or more together at the same time (by April 20)        $85          $160 per person
Regular Registration (April 21 - May 18)                              $105          $195 per person
Late & On Site Registrations (if space is available)              $115          $205 per person

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