Research & Strategies for Treating Adolescents & Families Affected by BPD

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Clearview Treatment Programs


Clearview Treatment Programs

911 Coeur D Alene Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90291

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90291

The National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder and Clearview Treatment Programs are proud to co-sponsor a GAP conference in Los Angeles.

GAP (Global Alliance for Prevention and Early Intervention for BPD) is an initiative that encourages early identification, diagnosis and dissemination of cutting edge interventions for the treatment of borderline personality disorder in young people and their families. Symptoms of BPD often appear during early adolescence and young adulthood yet, far too often, individuals and their families learn about the diagnosis much later, thus delaying treatment. Early detection and intervention are key to successfully treating BPD. The GAP Initiative aims to bridge this large and apparent gap in the field.

This one-day conference aims to inform mental health professionals, school personnel, pediatricians, as well as individuals and their families impacted by borderline personality disorder. Experts will discuss the importance of early detection, accurate diagnosis, treatment goals, specific DBT skills to help adolescents and family members, DBT-based parenting interventions and a peer-led program for families. We are honored to have people share their lived experiences and their successful navigation through the obstacles of symptoms and treatment.

To learn more about GAP, please visit

8:30-9:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15 am Welcome: Perry Hoffman, Ph.D., President & Co-Founder NEABPD
9:15-9:30 am Introduction to Clearview: Michael Roy, LCSW
9:30-10:45 am BPD in adolescents: Why should we care and what should we target? Presented by Carla Sharp, Ph.D
10:45-11:00 am Break
11:00-12:00 pm DBT-Based Parenting Interventions. Presented by Michele Berk, Ph.D.
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-2:00 pm Families of Adolescents and Multifamily Skills Training Groups. Presented by Kara Johnson, LMFT
2:00-3:00 pm Borderline Personality Disorder vs. Bipolar Disorder. Presented by Alina Gorgorian, Ph.D.
3:00-3:15 pm Break
3:15-3:45 pm Lived Experience with Taryn Cantor
3:45-4:30 pm Family Matters: Lived Experience with Susan Troy & Family Connections with Perry Hoffman


There is a maximum of two attendees permitted from any treatment program.

Questions? Contact Michelle Lee at (310) 720-0053.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: If you need to cancel your registration at a later date, please note that refunds will only be issued for cancellations made at least 24 hours before the workshop you register for. Refund request must be made in writing.

CPA Accredited: Clearview Treatment Programs is approved by the California Psychological Association (CPA) to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs. Clearview Treatment Programs maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Prerequisites: This workshop is intended for doctoral-level psychologists, physicians, and terminal level master-degreed clinicians who have completed their own programs of study.

Intern level therapists are welcome to attend but are not eligible for CE Credits.

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