An Introduction to Co-Occurring Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Use Disorders (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course offers an introduction to co-occurring borderline personality disorder and substance use disorders and  includes a discussion of symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and treatment factors.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Course Reading:

An Introduction to Co-Occurring Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Use Disorders by SAMHSA

with an excerpt from SAMHSA’s Report to Congress on Borderline Personality Disorder

Publisher:  SAMHSA

Find the reading at:  http://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/Co-Occurring_Borderline_Personality_Disorder_and_Substance_Use_Disorders.pdf

Course Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of co-occurring borderline personality disorder and substance use disorders

Learning Objectives:   Identify the symptoms of borderline personality disorder and substance use disorders.  Describe the relationship between BPD and SUDs.  Identify treatment options for borderline personality disorder and co-occurring substance use disorders.

Review our pre-reading study guide.

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1: According to the DSM-5, personality disorders are generally characterized by any of the following except:
 
 
 
 
 
2: Borderline personality disorder affects approximately __________ of all US psychiatric outpatients.
 
 
 
 
3: In women with BPD, the most common co-occurring disorders are
 
 
4: According to the DSM-5, the symptoms of BPD include all of the following except:
 
 
 
 
5: BPD is unique in that it is the only mental disorder diagnosis that includes _______________ among its diagnostic criteria.
 
 
 
 
6: The risk of suicide is high among individuals with BPD, with as many as _______________ dying by suicide.
 
 
 
 
7: Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) does not usually involve
 
 
 
 
8: Annie's probation partner notices a pattern of recent cuts across her left forearm.  This is an example of
 
 
 
 
9: One study found that nearly _________________ of individuals with BPD were likely to report a history of prescription drug abuse.
 
 
 
 
10: Individuals with BPD
 
 
 
 
11: Perhaps the most researched treatment approach for co-occurring BPD and SUDs is ______________.
 
 
 
 
12: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may be prescribed
 
 
13: Suicide attempts tend to peak when consumers are in their ________________, though suicidality is not by any means restricted to these age groups.
 
 
 
 
14: Borderline personality disorder is the only major psychiatric disorder for which _____________ remain the primary treatment.
 
 
15: Which psychotherapeutic intervention was pioneered by Marsha Linehan in the early 1990's?
 
 
 
 
 
16: Which psychotherapeutic intervention involves a 'reinforcement team' of family, friends, and significant others who receive training to help support the individual during times of distress or crisis?
 
 
 
 
 
17: Family psychoeducation focuses on
 
 
18: Which psychoeducation program is led by trained leaders and is specific to BPD?
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education clock hour.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.