Integrative Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorders

Dr. Jeff Riggenbach

Master the intricacies of Borderline Personality Disorders with expert guidance


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  • 3h30 of continuing education
  • 28 lessons that last from 5 to 15 minutes each
  • 1 certificate of achievement
  • 1 PowerPoint
  • 1 bibliography
  • 1 course evaluation
  • 4 months unlimited access
  • 7-day money back guarantee
  • 97% of participants who completed the satisfaction survey declare they would recommend this course to a colleague


Individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) have traditionally been perceived as some of the most challenging cases in clinical settings, with many professionals deeming them untreatable. However, recent research challenges this perspective. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has been a trailblazer in changing perceptions and outcomes for individuals with BPD.

While most practitioners receive training in DBT, it's crucial to note that it's just one among several evidence-based treatments for BPD. Today's psychologists can employ a multifaceted, integrative approach to address this previously stigmatized diagnosis. This 3h30 training offers a comprehensive understanding of BPD. It equips attendees to discuss the diagnosis in a manner that reduces client resistance and enhances motivation. Additionally, the training provides practical, evidence-driven treatment strategies.

By the end, participants will possess in-depth knowledge of BPD and a wide array of tools to effectively assess, diagnose, and empathetically treat these individuals, guiding them towards a fulfilling life.

About the expert

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Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D. is a three-time best-selling and award winning author, speaker, and trainer who uses his 20 years of clinical experience to inform his workshops on assessment and treatment of “challenging” cases. As part of his training with The Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, Jeff developed and directed personality disorder treatment programs in two different psychiatric hospitals. Over the course of 15 years, he and his staff treated over 500 patients with personality disorders. Additionally, he has run cognitive-behavioural based treatment programs for depression, anxiety, OCD and IOP programs for behavioural health as well as addictive behaviour disorders.

Dr. Riggenbach has trained audiences in all 50 United States, the UK, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and South Africa. He is known for bridging the gap between academia, research findings and day-to-day application of practical strategies with everyday clients, and his sessions routinely receive the highest evaluations in terms of quality of information as well as entertainment value from conference participants.

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Learning objectives

  1. Master the diagnostic criteria for BPD, and address key differential diagnosis concerns
  2. Identify 8 motivations for non-suicidal self-injury and use strategies for intervention for each one
  3. Identify and analyze the 18 maladaptive schemas that drive destructive behaviors in BPD.
  4. Apply an integrated CBT/DBT/Schema therapy model to clients with BPD

Learning material

A theoretical course illustrated with clinical examples. This course is composed of videos of 5 to 15 minutes each. The PowerPoint of the course to download.


  • PowerPoint
  • Etiology and Diagnosis

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. History of the program
  • 3. Workshop Agenda
  • 4. Etiology
  • 5. BPD profile
  • 6. Reasons accurate Dx is important
  • Treatment Approaches and Strategies

  • 7. BPD diagnosis criteria part1
  • 8. BPD diagnosis criteria part2
  • 9. BPD diagnosis criteria part3
  • 10. BPD diagnosis criteria part4
  • 11. Borderline PD differential diagnosis
  • 12. The treatment agreement
  • 13. Individual and group treatment
  • 14. The roadmap to recovery
  • 15. Conceptualization drives documentation
  • 16. BPD Symptom targeted strategies
  • 17. Dialectical behavior therapy
  • 18. Cognitive behavior therapy
  • 19. Schema Focused Therapy
  • Navigating the Complexities of BPD Treatment

  • 20. Relationship circles
  • 21. Identifying and labeling cognitive distortions
  • 22. Emotion education
  • 23. Distress tolerance skills
  • 24. Interpersonal effectiveness skills
  • 25. Individual therapy
  • 26. Case study
  • 27. Relapse prevention
  • 28. Conclusion
  • Bibliography

CE Credits

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This training is intended for mental health professionals.


  • 3h30 of continuing education
  • 28 lessons that last from 5 to 15 minutes each
  • 1 certificate of achievement
  • 1 PowerPoint
  • 1 bibliography
  • 1 course evaluation
  • 4 months unlimited access
  • 7-day money back guarantee

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