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The videos available here are recordings from live presentations at national and international NEABPD conferences over the past decade. Every NEABPD conference include researchers, clinicians, mental health professionals of many disciplines, family members and individuals with borderline personality disorder.

Thank you to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for both its 8 years of conference support and also its invaluable guidance.


November 8, 2017 – Washington, DC

– Alan Fruzzetti, PhD – Opening Remarks

– Blaise Aguirre, PhD

– Lynn Courey

– Krissy Ahner

– Congressman Don Beyer

– Congresswoman Grace Napolitano

– Stacey Ahner

– Congressman John Katko

– Preston Thompson

– Perry Hoffman, PhD

– Alan Fruzzetti – Closing Remarks


September 16, 2017 – Atlanta, GA

Cynthia Ramierez, PhD – DBT Therapist and Former Associate Director of Emory University’s Child and Adolescent Mood Program (CAMP)

Jamie Bray, LCSW – Forsyth Family Counseling, LLC, Cumming GA

Susan Davidson – Conference Coordinator and Moderator

Perry Hoffman, PhD – President National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder

Nina Wolverton, MA, LAPC, LAMFT – Summit Counseling Center, Atlanta

Jenny Millkey – BPD Consumer in Recovery, Atlanta

Kimberly Vay, EdD, LPC, NCC – Hillside DBT, Atlanta


April, 2017

Perry D. Hoffman, Ph.D.


April 8-9, 2017

Anthony Ruocco, Ph.D.

Barbara Stanley, Ph.D.

NIMH Funding For Personality Disorder Research Bruce Cuthbert, Ph.D.

Carla Sharp, Ph.D.

Carlene Macmillan, MD

Christa Labouliere, Ph.D.

Christina Temes

– Dana Bess Borkum, Bs.m

NASSPD 2017 Awards Donald Black, M.D.

Eric Fertuck, Ph. D.m

Shared Elements In Therapies For Suicidal Patients With Bpd Eric Plakum, M.D.

Adult Development The Metabolisom Of Love George Valliant, M.D.

The Neurobiology Of Borderlilne Personality Disorders – Harold Koenigsberg, M.D.

Kenneth Levy, Ph.D.

Lois Choi-kahn, M.D.

Lori Scott, Ph.D.

NASSPD 2017 Opening Remarks Marianne Goodman, M.D.

Marianne Goodman, M.D.

Mark Lenzenweger, Ph.D.

Longitudinal Course Of Borderline Personality Disorder Mary Zanarini, Ed.d. –

Nancy Blum, Msw.m

– Nicole Cain, Ph.D.

A New View Of A System Of Psychoanalytic Techniques. Otto Kernberg, M.D.

Paul Soloff M.D.

Paula Tusiani-eng, L.m.s.w.

Developments In Dialectical Behaviour Therapy For Bpd. Shelley Mcmain, Ph.d

Ueli Kramer, Ph.d.

Owen Muir, Md

Working With Families Who Have a Suicidal or Self-Harming Member

Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D.

Professor & Director, DBT Program

University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

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McLean Hospital & Department of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School

Nov 10, 2016

Practical Skills for Families Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D.

2nd International NEABPD Conference

Tel Aviv – Nov 10, 2016

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Global Alliance for Prevention and Early Intervention for BPDDr. Andrew Chanen

The Sashbear FoundationMeshulam Gotlieb

What Works for Borderline Personality Disorder?Dr. Rabbi Twerski

NASSPD – Icahn – NEABPD Annual Conference

New York – April 16-17, 2016

Opening RemarksMarianne Goodman, M.D., Perry Hoffman, Ph.D., Anotonia S. New, M.D.

Developing a Treatment for NPD/BPDFrank Yeomans, M.D., Ph.D.

Implementation of a Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinic for Borderline Personality Disorder in a Training Setting: Procedures and OutcomesDhiteen L. Rizvi, Ph.D., ABPP

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The Centrality and Difficulties of Tranference Analysis in Psychodynamic PsychotherapyOtto Kernberg, M.D.

Psychotherapy Process in the Three Treatments for Borderline Personality DisorderKenneth N. Levy, Ph.D.

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Intersect between Self-Esteem and Emotion Regulation in Narcissistic Personality DisorderElsa Ronningstam, Ph.D.

Levels of Acceptance and Forgiveness Reported by Borderline Patients and Axis II Comparison Subjects over 16 Years of Prospective Follow-UpMary C. Zanarini, Ed.D.

Can We Treat Neuroticism? The Effects of the Unified Protocol on Temperament in a Diagnostically Diverse SampleShannon Sauer-Zavala, Ph.D.

Facial Emotion Recognition and Borderline Personality PathologyKevin B. Meehan, Ph.D.

Negative and Positive Emotion-Driven Impulsivity as Moderators of the Relation of BPD Symptoms to HIV-Risk Behaviors in Substance Dependent PatientsNicole H. Weiss, Ph.D.

The Course and Impact of Borderline Personality Disorder in Later LifeThomas F. Oltmanns, Ph.D.

A clinically Useful Screen for Borderline Personality Disorder in Psychiatric OutpatientsMark Zimmerman M.D.

From Adversity to AdvocacyLynn Courey & Mike Menu

Integrating Family Skills Into Family Therapy for Families with BPDAlan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D.

Childhood Maltreatment and Antisocial Personality Pathology: An investigation of Potential MediatorsAmy L. Byrd MAOA,

Multiple Family Therapy (MFT) and Commmunity EmpowermentLois W. Choi-Kain, M.D.

Levels of Acceptance and Forgiveness Reported by Borderline Patients and Axis II Comparison Subjects over 16 years of Prospective Follow-UpMary C. Zanarini, Ed. D.

Training Implications of the Generalist Model for Treating BPDJohn G. Gunderson, MD

The Course of Borderline Personality Disorder from Adolescence to Young AdulthoodStephanie D.Stepp, Ph.D.

The Phenomenology and Assessment of BPD in AdolescentsCarla Sharp, Ph.D.

GAP Conference

May 2016

Opening Remarks Perry Hoffman, Ph.D.

Stephany Stepp

Q&AJohn Oldham

Karen Hall & Kelly Guynes

Chris Grimes

Marie-Paule Devaldivia

Q&A Laurel Williams

12th Annual Yale-NEA-BPD Conference

New York – May 2016

Welcome Emily Ansell, Ph.D., Perry Hoffman, Ph.D., Marie-Paule de Valdivia, LCSW

WelcomeRajita Sinha

Opening Remarks – Responding to the Consequences of Underfunded BPD Research Emily Ansell, Ph.D.

The Impact of Interpersonal Processes on Suicidal Behavior in BPD Nicole M. Cain, Ph.D.

BPD/Suicide lived experience speaker: Chelsea

BPD/Suicide lived experience parent speaker: Julia

Advancing Suicide Risk Detection and Prevention Joseph Franklin, Ph.D.

Suicidal Behavior in Borderline Personality Disorder Barbara Stanley, Ph.D.

Neurobiology of Suicidality: A View from Neuroimaging Jennifer Johnston, MA, LPC

NEA-BPD 2016 Presenter Panel Q&A


11th Annual Yale NEA-BPD Conference: Meeting the needs of children and adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder Features

May 1st, 2015

Welcome, Overview of NEA-BPD Family ConnectionsEmily B Ansell, PhD, Perry D. Hoffman, PhD and Ann and Matthew Costello

Opening RemarksJohn H Krystal, MD


Mentalization in Borderline Personality Disorder: From Bench to BedsideCarla Sharp, PhD

DBT for Pre-adolescent Children: Current Research, Challenges and FindingsFrancheska Perepletchikova, PhD


Intervening Early: Minding the Baby and Preventing Later PsychopathologyArietta Slade, PhD

Panel DiscussionAlec Miller, PsyD, Francheska Perepletchikova, PhD and Carla Sharp, PhD


DBT with Adolescents: Advances in Research and TreatmentAlec Miller, PsyD

HHOF 2014 Validation Conference Houston


HHOF 2014 Validation Conference Houston – Video 1Karyn Hall, Ph.D. and Alan Fruzzetti, Ph.D.

HHOF 2014 Validation Conference Houston – Video 2Karyn Hall, Ph.D. and Alan Fruzzetti, Ph.D.

HHOF 2014 Validation Conference Houston – Video 3Karyn Hall, Ph.D. and Alan Fruzzetti, Ph.D.

HHOF 2014 Validation Conference Houston – Video 4Karyn Hall, Ph.D. and Alan Fruzzetti, Ph.D.

NEABPD Conference: Emotional Dysregulation, Depression, Self-harm, and Suicidality in Adolescents and Young Adults: Emerging traits of BPD?

Chicago, 2014

Chicago 2014 Adolescent BPD ConferenceCynthia Kaplan, Ph.D.

Chicago 2014 Adolescent BPD ConferenceJill Rathus, Ph.D.

Chicago 2014 Adolescent BPD Conference Brian Palmer, M.D.



Introduction to PsychiatryJohn Gunderson, MD September 2014

What works for Borderline Personality Disorder? The Family Perspective.Perry Hoffman, PhD and Cheryl Kampinsky, PhDJerusalem, February 2014


Diagnosing and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents and Young Adults

Los Angeles, March 2013

Welcome & Opening RemarksPerry Hoffman, Ph.D. & Robin Kissel, MD

The State of the Art on Mentalizing-Based Treatment with Adolescents and FamiliesEfrain Bleiberg, MD


Advances in DBT Research and TreatmentAlec Miller, PsyD

Addressing the Stigma in Diagnosing and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents and Young AdultsBlaise Aguirre, MD


Morning Panel ModeratedRobin Kissel, MD

Family Matters: Personal recovery and the family’s experiencePerry Hoffman, PhD


9th Annual Yale NEA.BPD Conference

New Haven, May 2013

Childhood Trauma, Affect Regulation, and Borderline Personality DisorderBessel van der Kolk, MD

BPD-related cognitive-perceptual difficulties and challenges in their diagnosis and treatment.Gabriella Balf, MD, MPH


BPD and Managing Related Cognitive ChallengesPanel Discussion

Neuropsychological Deficits in BPD and Implications for TreatmentAnthony Ruocco, Phd[/one_half]


9th Annual NEA.BPD and NASSPD Annual Conference

Boston, April 2013

Opening RemarksPerry Hoffman, PhD and Charles Swenson, MD

Predictors of Suicide Threats in Borderline Personality Disorder Patients over 16 years of prospective follow-upLarry Seiver, MD


The Outcome of Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Meta-AnalysisKenneth Levy,PhD

Facial Emotion Recognition in BPD: Findings of a Meta-Analysis and a Study of Emotional Acuity.Anthony C. Ruocco, PhD


Narcissistic Personality Disorder – DSM 5 and Treatment ImplicationsElsa F. Ronningstam, PhD

Transference Focused PsychotherapyFrank Yeomans, MD


Difficulties with Emotion Regulation Maintain Borderline Personality Disorder FeaturesStephanie D. Stepp, PhD

Masochistic Character (Self-defeating PD)J. Christopher Perry, MD


Physical Pain in Patients with Borderline Personality DisorderRobert Biskin, MD

The longitudinal association of five-factor model traits and BPD symptoms over 16 yearsChristopher J. Hopwood, PhD


Oxytocin Haplotypes and Attachment/Aggression in Borderline Personality DisorderAntonia S. New, MD


Healing Hearts of Families of BPD – The Menninger Clinic

Houston, November, 2012

What is Mentalizing and Why Do It? Jon Allen, Ph.D.

Loving Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder: A Model of Emotion RegulationShari Manning, Ph.D.


Causes of BPD, Overview of Treatments & MedicationJohn Oldham, M.D.

Borderline Personality Disorder in Children and AdolescentsCarla Sharp, Ph.D.

8th Annual Yale NEA.BPD Conference – Impulsivity, Aggression, and Legal Involvement

New Haven, CT – May 4, 2012


WelcomeSeth R. Axelrod, PhD and Perry D. Hoffman, PhD

Hostility, Impulsivity, and Social Processes in BPDEmily B. Ansell, PhD


Q&AEmily B. Ansell, PhD

Neurobiology of Impulsive Aggression in BPDAntonia S. New, PhD


Toward a Femin1TkcxX5CKeIist Phenomenology of BPDMerri Lisa Johnson, PhD

The Importance of DBT Skills for FamiliesMerri Lisa Johnson, PhD and Marie-Paule de Valdivia, MBA

Mindfulness & Modification Therapy: Yes, mindfulness CAN reduce impulsivity and aggressionPeggilee Wupperman, PhD

Psychopharmacology of Impulsivity and AggressionHaleh Ghanizadeh, MD, MPH


Brief DBT Skills Training in Forensic SettingsAndre Ivanoff, PhD

DBT-Correction Modified and START NOWRobert L. Trestman MD, PhD


Panel DiscussionPanel

Diagnosing and Treating Adolescents with BPD

White Plains, NY – March 9, 2012


IntroductionsPerry Hoffman, PhD

Adolescent-onset BPDMary Zanarini, EdD


Panel 1: Treatment of adolescents with BPD ModeratorModerator – Blaise Aguirre, MD

Advances in Adolescent DBT Research and TreatmentAlec Miller, PsyD


Skills Training with Family Members in DBT for AdolescentsJill Rathus, PhD

Borderline Personality Disorder and Trauma; Implications for Assessment and TreatmentCynthia Kaplan, PhD


Panel 2: Working with families and parents – Highlighting the Continuum of CareModerator Blaise Aguirre, MD

Brandon Marshall Shares His JourneyMichi Marshall Joins Brandon Marshall


Essential Skills for Parent’s who have Adolescents in a Residential SettingMichael Hollander, PhD & Janna Hobbs, LICSW

DBT with Parents and Families: Principles, Procedures, and PitfallsJennifer Steinberg, PhD


Family Matters and AdvocacyPerry Hoffman, PhD

DBT Graduate Group: Teens Helping Teens Maintain GainsSara Steinberg, PhD


There’s No Place Like Home: Evaluating Aftercare and Placement Options for AdolescentsJim Holsomback

Panel 3 / Closing remarksPanel



Empirically Supported Therapies for Borderline Personality Disorder: Common and Distinguishing Aspects of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT)

New Haven, April 2011


Welcome and Opening Remarks Perry D. Hoffman, PhD

Is the goal integration?Lois Choi-Kain, MD

Overview of the BPD Diagnosis and ChallengesSeth Axelrod, PhD


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)Alan Fruzzetti, PhD

Clinical demonstrations of DBTDrs. Bateman and Fruzzetti, followed by Panel Discussion: Common and distinguishing features of MBT and DBT

Clinical demonstrations of DBTDr. Fruzzetti


Panel Discussion: Conclusions and future directionsDrs. Lois Choi-Kain, Robin Kissell, Sarah Reynolds, Shireen Rizvi, Drs. Bateman and Fruzzetti


Family Perspectives, Atlanta

November, 2011


WelcomePerry Hoffman & Frederic Bien

An Overview: Reason for Hope or DespairBrian Palmer, MD

Medication: The Positives and the NegativesKenneth Silk, MD


BPD In Adolescence: Early Detection and InterventionBlaise Aguirre, MD

Questions & Answers SessionDrs. Bateman and Fruzzetti, followed by Panel Discussion: Common and distinguishing features of MBT and DBT

Family MattersPerry D. Hoffman, PhD; Kevin Dawkins


Stop Walking on Eggshells: Secrets of Limit SettingRandi Kreger

Family PerspectiveDeborah Davidson

Family LawDawn Smith, Esq.


Multi-CulturalMakungu Akinyela, PhD, LMFT

Active ParentingMichael Popkin, PhD

Parenting Challenges and Resolutions


Closing Questions


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) State of the Art and Science

Seattle, April 2011


DBT: Essential Characteristics and Clinical OutcomesLINEHAN, MARSHA, PHD

Family MattersHOFFMAN, PERRY D., PhD

Processes of Change in DBT: What Happens In, and Out, of the SessionALAN E. FRUZZETTI, PhD


Panel DiscussionModerator: ALAN E. FRUZZETTI, PhD

Residential DBT program for patients with borderline personality disorder and PTSD after childhood sexual abuse a controlled randomized trialPROF. MARTIN BOHUS, MD

Treating PTSD in Suicidal and Self-Injuring Clients with Borderline Personality DisorderMELANIE S. HARNED, PhD


Running an empirically supported treatment center: Administration, training, supervision, and fidelityANTHONY P. DUBOSE, Psy.D.

Running an empirically supported treatment center: Administration, training, supervision, and fidelity KATE COMTOIS, PHD, MPH

DBT-ACES: Achieving Recovery from Psychiatric DisabilityKATE COMTOIS, PHD, MPH


Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Substance Abusers: A brief retrospectiveLINDA A. DIMEFF, PhD




6th Annual Yale NEA.BPD Conference
Borderline Personality Disorder, Obesity, and Eating Disorders

May 2010


The 10-year Course and Predictors of Obesity and Obesity-related Illnesses in Patients with BPDMary C. Zanarini, EdD

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for difficult-to-treat eating disordersEunice Chen, PhD

When the eating disorder is life threatening: Using DBT to treat multi-diagnostic ED patientsLucene Wisniewski, PhD


5th Annual Yale NEA.BPD Conference Borderline Personality Disorder and
Problems with Substance Use

New Haven, May 2009


Part 1Samuel Ball, PhD

Part 2Samuel Ball, PhD

Part 3Samuel Ball, PhD


Part 4Samuel Ball, PhD



4th Annual Yale NEA.BPD Conference

May, 2008


WelcomePerry D. Hoffman, PhD

Opening RemarksWilliam H. Sledge, MD

Borderline Personality Disorder and Trauma Seth R. Axelrod, Ph


BPD and Complex PTSDJudith Lewis Herman, MD

Consumer and Family Perspectives and Family ConnectionsPerry D. Hoffman, PhD

Thinking and Rethinking BPDAmanda Wang


The Connections Place: A Portal for HopeDale Terilli

Beyond Remission: Mapping BPD RecoveryKiera Van Gelder, MFA

Fostering ResiliencySteven M. Southwick, MD


Applications of Dialectical Behavior Therapy To Trauma-Related ProblemsShireen L. Rizvi, Ph.D.

Panel Discussion: BPD, Complex PTSD, and ResiliencyModerator: Ellen Nasper, PhD Panelists: Judith L. Herman, MD;Shireen Rivzi, PhD;Steven M. Southwick, MD;Kiera Van Gelder, MFA


NEA.BPD and Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, Medical School Research Across the Lifespan and Clinical Applications for Treatment

October, 2008


Overview: International PerspectivesMary C. Zanarini, EdD

Overview: International PerspectivesAnthony Bateman, MD

Red Flags in Childhood: Early Markers for BPDNicki R. Crick, PhD


Adolescence or BPD: How to Tell the DifferenceAlec L. Miller, PsyD

Interpersonal Relationships: Where Does Attachment Fit InAnthony W. Bateman, MD

Suicidal Behavior and Self Injury: Applications of Research to Clinical Practice Barbara Stanley, PhD


What to Medicate and When: the Role of Medication Across the AgesKenneth R. Silk, MD

Genetics and Borderline Personality DisorderScott Wilson, Ph.D.

Following Symptoms and Their Developmental Course Over Two Decades: Where Does It Go?Patricia Cohen, PhD

Ten-year Course: Longitudinal StudyMary Zanarini, EdD

Interpersonal Hypersensitivity: Origins and ImplicationsJohn G. Gunderson, MD