In the last 15 years there has been a revolution in the treatment of patients with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) so that this disabling disorder can be more effectively treated. There are currently a number of different treatment methodologies, all of which have been researched and found effective. Dr. Judd will present an overview of these therapies, their similarities and differences, and highlight the major mechanisms of change based upon a developmental model. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of attachment, mentalization and cognitive functioning.
- Describe the similarities and differences in the therapies that have been developed for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
- Describe the origins and impacts of the impairments in cognition and mentalization often found in patients with BPD.
- Incorporate the mechanisms of change the new treatments into their psychodynamically based practice.
Patricia Judd, Ph.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD and Director of the Prevention, Treatment and Research Program for Co-Occurring Disorders. She has studied neurocognitive functioning in BPD patients and has formulated an integrated developmental model of the disorder. She has published a number of articles and in 2003 was the co-author with Thomas McGlashan of A Developmental Model of Borderline Personality Disorder: Understanding Variations in Treatment and Outcome.