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Course Learning Objective/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain what disorder might be linked with Borderline Personality Disorder.
-Name the various steps to treating a Borderline Personality through Schema Therapy.
-Name three maladaptive schemas prevalent in Borderline Personality disorder clients.
-Name three pattern schemas that characterize a Borderline Personality.
-Name four maladaptive schemas that affect a BPD client's relationship to the wider world.
-Name two characteristics of schema clusters.
-Name the three ways schemas affect the emotional link to borderline personalities.
-Explain what percent of those treated no longer met criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder.
-Explain what is the benefit of writing in the schema journal.
-Explain what is like brainwashing in that it systematically wears away at the victim's self-confidence, sense of self-worth, trust in her perceptions, and self-concept.
-Name four kinds of stress that anger serves to dissipate.
-Explain how do borderlines differ from schizophrenics.
-Name the three models Hartocollis proposes for borderline syndrome.
-Explain what is a main culprit in creating unrealistic patient-therapist relationships from the very beginning of treatment.
-Explain why at times does the BPD patient especially needs to deny the positive aspects of transference.
-Explain what is the problem with using anger to calm the inner critic.
-Name the three key components in the tridimensional personality theory for a client diagnosed with OCD.
-Explain who made up the participants of the study.


"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."