Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon

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Borderline Personality Disorder
Why It Matters & What You Should Know

MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017
11:15 am - 2:00 pm


The Pierre


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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
​Millions of Americans have Borderline Personality Disorder, a serious mental illness characterized by difficulty in regulating moods and emotions. Intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety, as well as impulsive behavior and unstable relationships, are hallmarks of the disorder. The causes of BPD are complex and not yet fully understood. While developing effective treatments has proved more difficult than for other serious mental illnesses, considerable progress has been made and recovery is possible.

Marie-Paule de Valdivia, LCSW, MBA
Executive Vice President
National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD)
Assistant Clinical Professor of Social Work in Psychiatry
Yale School of Medicine
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program Leader
Yale New Haven Intensive Psychiatry Day Hospital 
John G. Gunderson, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Senior Consultant, Center for Borderline Personality Disorder
McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA
Perry D. Hoffman, PhD
President and Co-Founder
National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD)
Past Director, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program
New York-Presbyterian Hospital, White Plains

Patricia Begley
Kitty de Chazal
Alexandra A. Herzan
Carolyn B. MacKenzie
Anne Mai
Florence Peyrelongue
Ilyse Wilpon

Lorna Hyde Graev
Lynn Nicholas, PsyD



Caroline Slaten, Director of Special Events
212.582.0341 ext. 317

Awards + Recognition

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