Borderline Personality Disorder (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course provides an introduction to borderline personality disorder and includes an overview of who is affected along with symptoms and treatment options.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  

Publisher:  National Institute of Mental Health

US Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

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Program Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to the assessment and treatment of borderline personality disorder.

Learning Objectives: Identify signs and symptoms of borderline personality disorder.  Identify other illnesses that often co-occur with borderline personality disorder.  Identify treatment options.

Review our pre-reading study guide.

For an overview of DSM-5 changes, please go to  http://www.dsm5.org/Documents/Personality%20Disorders%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf.

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1: Borderline personality disorder is a serious mental illness marked by unstable
 
 
 
 
2: According to data from a subsample of participants in a national survey on mental disorders, about __________ of adults in the United States have borderline personality disorder in a given year.
 
 
 
 
3: According to the DSM-IV-TR, to be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, a person must show an enduring pattern of behavior that includes at least ________  out of the nine symptoms listed on page 2.
 
 
 
 
4: Which of the following is not a symptom of BPD?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5: As many as _______ of people with with borderline personality disorder have suicidal behaviors.
 
 
 
 
6: When does borderline personality disorder usually begin?
 
 
 
7: A woman with borderline personality disorder is more likely to also experience
 
 
 
8: According to the NIMH-funded National Comorbidity Survey Replication, about __________ of people with borderline personality disorder also meet the diagnostic criteria for another mental illness.
 
 
 
 
9: Which factors may increase the risk for borderline personality disorder?
 
 
 
 
10: Adults with borderline personality disorder are considerably more likely to be the victim of violence, including rape and other crimes.
 
 
11: Recent neuroimaging studies show ____________ in brain structure and function between people with borderline personality disorder and people who do not have this illness.
 
 
12: Which type of therapy focuses on the concept of mindfulness or being aware of and attentive to the current situation?
 
 
 
13: Research suggests that relapse or the recurrence of full-blown symptoms after remission is
 
 
14: Which of the following medications has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat borderline personality disorder?
 
 
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2021 - 9/6/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

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.

Read more:
Borderline Personality Disorder
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/borderline-personality-disorder