NEW – From Early Attachment to Borderline Personality Disorder: Traumatic Attachment and Dissociation
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NEW – From Early Attachment to Borderline Personality Disorder: Traumatic Attachment and Dissociation

Many of the characteristic symptoms of patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) become clearer if we understand the connection to attachment, trauma, and adverse life experiences.

Dolores Mosquera, is a psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in severe and complex trauma, personality disorders, and dissociation.   With extensive teaching experience leading seminars, workshops, and lectures internationally, she has participated as a guest speaker in numerous conferences and workshops throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North, Central, and South America.

Following, Dolores’ keynote address at the EMDR London 2018 Conference which was exceptionally well received, Jesmond Therapy Centre are delighted to welcome Dolores to the North East for a one day training workshop on Borderline Personality Disorder:  Attachment and Dissociation which promises to be insightful and engaging.    Click here to read more about Dolores.

Many of the characteristic symptoms of patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) become clearer if we understand the connection to attachment, trauma, and adverse life experiences.

At times, BPD symptoms only describe the most obvious or problematic behaviour, or the final consequence of a problem. Emotional instability, high reactivity to external factors, an almost permanent sense of vulnerability, and great difficulties to function adequately or effectively for long periods of time are predominant in borderline personality disorder. Most people with BPD lead a chaotic life and have the feeling of not fitting in society. This is observed and reflected in the numerous problems they manifest in their relationships with others, in their perspective of the events and the environment, and in their variable and fragile self-concept. All of the above is, in a way, conditioned by the experiences and the attachment style they have acquired as children in the relationship with their primary caregivers.

In cases of early traumatisation, it is easier to identify the connection between history and symptoms, but there are adverse day-to-day experiences that are not always easily identified. Speaking of attachment problems does not necessarily imply speaking of abusive or negligent parents. Attachment problems should not be associated with severely disorganized or dysfunctional homes. This is a much broader issue. Difficulties in attunement, regulation, and consistency in the parent-child relationship are reflected in their relationships as adults and in the different aspects of borderline pathology. However, traumatic and attachment factors are not the only ones determining borderline pathology. The overall BPD model must also include other elements. This workshop will address the different BPD clinical presentations and how to adapt therapy based on the individual case.

Program

1. Borderline Personality Disorder and trauma
a) Understanding BPD criteria from the trauma perspective
b) Similarities in BPD and complex trauma
c) BPD subgroups: Conceptualization

2. Complex trauma, BPD, and dissociation
a) Attachment in the etiology of BPD
b) Trauma in the etiology of BPD
c) Dissociation and BPD
Dissociative Symptoms
Structural dissociation of the personality

3. History 1 in complex trauma and Borderline Personality Disorder:
a) Assessment tools
b) Clinical interview in BPD and complex trauma
Features and aspects to keep in mind
c) Identifying common defences

4. Stabilization in BPD and complex trauma. Increasing emotional regulation
a) How to improve self-care and self-acceptance
b) Working with self harm, self-destructive behaviors, and impulsivity
c) Exploring and managing suicidal ideation
d) Resources in BPD
e) Specific psychoeducation for BPD clients

5. Tools to work with trauma and dissociation
a) How to explore the internal system safely
b) Working with dual attention
c) Working with differentiation
d) Working with parts

The course attracts 6 CPD points from Jesmond Therapy Centre.

Venue

This training event will take place at the new Crowne Plaza Hotel in central Newcastle upon Tyne, close to the railway station.   This modern and stylish hotel has excellent conference facilities and car parking nearby.    Refreshments and snacks will be provided through the day together with a buffet lunch.

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Preferential Bed and Breakfast rates available for Jesmond Therapy Centre delegates.  Rates are fully flexible and can be cancelled up to 4 pm on day of arrival:

Friday 1st March 2019 – £110
Saturday 2nd March 2019 – £140

Please click the following link, to access rates  JTC Room Rate – 1st&2nd March 2019     A card number will be required at the time of booking for guarantee purposes only.

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Venue

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Stephenson Quarter, Forth Street,, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3PF United Kingdom
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