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Course Review:
— "Good Course! I feel that I now have a better understanding of how to work with my BPD clients."
— "difficult yet educational"

Steps to receive a Continuing Education Certificate for this Course

Step #1 FREE Preview of Questions & FREE Course Content! Click underlined Section 1 below to read Section 1. Question 1 is located at the end of Section 1. Then, click on the Answer Booklet link found at the end of Section 1 to answer question 1. Read Section 2. Answer question 2 in the Answer Booklet for this course and so on.

Step #2 - FREE Unlimited Scoring! After completing and scoring the Answer Booklet a Certificate granting 10 continuing education credits for this Course is issued to you on-line or sent to you via US Mail. The Answer Booklet gives you FREE scoring and anonymous unlimited trials. (Click here if you wish to get a printable format of this page.) Coordinating Instructor: Tracy Appleton, LCSW, MEd

Best Practice YouTube PowerPoint below....
A few of the "BestPractices" from our courses have been made into YouTube PowerPoints. Track 14 below entitled, "Passive Response Choices,"
contains practical specific tools, tips, and techinques.
Please share link below with therapists, clients,
and others interested in this topic.
Borderline Anger: Frustration and Anger

Outline of Topics - Transcript of Compact Discs
Section 1 & Question 1
--Track #1 - How to Dispell Three BPD Anger, Rage & Violence Myths

Section 2 & Question 2
--Track #2 - Using the 'Switcheroo' Technique to Understand BPD Behavior
Section 3 & Question 3
--Track #3 - Helping the BPD Client Overcome their 4-Step Thought Process of Helplessness
Section 4 & Question 4
--Track #4 - Four Key Questions to Ask Regarding Retrospect Anger
Section 5 & Question 5
--Track #5 - How to Counteract Trigger Rules with 'Empathetic Dialogues'
Section 6 & Question 6
--Track #6 - Steps to Overcoming Blame through Awareness, No Assumptions, and Specific Actions
Section 7 & Question 7
--Track #7 - Teaching Your BPD Client to Reduce Impulse & Paranoia
Section 8 & Question 8
--Track #8 - Three 'I'm Feeling Ignored!' Coping Strategies
Section 9 & Question 9
--Track #9 - Utilizing 'Self Time-Outs' and 'Self-Inquiry' to Deal with Anger
Section 10 & Question 10
--Track #10 - Using 'Confirmation vs. Assumption' to Counteract Ambiguous Gestures
Section 11 & Question 11
--Track #11 - How to Effectively Use 'Self-Talk Slogans' to Cope with Anger Arousal
Section 12 & Question 12
--Track #12 - Tips for Surviving Criticism, Unworthiness, and Helplessness
Section 13 & Question 13
--Track #13 - Three Effective Active Responses
Section 14 & Question 14
--Track #14 - Borderline Anger... Passive Response Choices

Course Manual of Articles

& Personal Reflection Exercises

Section 15 & Question 15
--BPD: "Do I have a Right to Be Angry?"
Section 16 & Question 16
--BPD Stormy Relationship Case Study

Section 17 & Question 17
--Rage and the BPD Client
Section 18 & Question 18
--How is Anger Different from Aggression?
Section 19 & Question 19

--The Role of Temperament
Section 20 & Question 20
--Creating Anger
Section 21 & Question 21
--Hurting the One You Love: Indications for BPD Couples Therapy
Section 22 & Question 22
--Anger & Support
Section 23 & Question 23
--BPD in Children and Adolescents: Impulse and Rage
Section 24 & Question 24
--Using Imagery in Anger Management
Section 25 & Question 25
--The Positive & Negative Effects of Anger - Client Exercise
Section 26 & Question 26
--Self-Mutilation and BPD: Underlying Anger
Section 27 & Question 27
--Reasons for Self-mutilation Reported by Borderline Patients over 16 Years of Prospective Follow-up, An Introduction to Co­Occurring Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Use Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder and Comorbid Addiction Epidemiology and Treatment, and Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Borderline Personality Disorder.
Section 28
Selected Readings Bibliography/Authors/Instructors
Section 29
--Therapy Techniques Described on the CD – Appendix
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Instructor’s Name & Credentials: Tracy Catherine Appleton, LCSW, MEd, CE Program Administrator, Course Development Coordinator, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Masters Degree in Education. Ms. Appleton has had experience in developing, providing, and presenting adult education programs since 1979. Expertise in program content: Experience as an Outpatient Therapist and Private Practice.

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