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Schema Focused Cognitive Therapy: A Breakthrough Approach to Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

Jeff Riggenbach, PhD, LPC:

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Suite: Boundary Waters Suite
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60 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425

Cost: $119 (Free breakfast catered by CRAVE included)

6.5 CE Hours available from the MN Board of Psychology, MN Board of Social Work, and the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.

Seminar Description:

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) has widely been considered the most difficult to treat diagnosis faced by the mental health community. Co-occurring BPD features are associated with treatment failure for a broad range of other conditions, and BPD is responsible for more health care dollars than any other psychiatric condition in the United States. Until recent years, many professionals have considered the diagnosis “untreatable.” Emerging research continues to suggest this is simply not the case. Over the last 25 years, new treatments have pioneered new attitudes and better outcomes for the diagnosis, prompting the committee for the latest version of the DSM to make the statement “prognosis for many patients with BPD is actually quite good.” A leading expert in the field, Dr. Jeff Riggenbach will present a schema modification approach to treating BPD that can give even your most challenged clients a life worth living. Leave this enjoyable and information packed seminar with a new ability to help struggling individuals deal with issues related to self injurious behaviors, multiple suicide attempts, intense and unpredictable mood swings, and other problems that impair their ability to function in society with easy to implement interventions to utilize with these patients you no longer need to experience as difficult, frustrating, and exhausting.

About Jeff Riggenbach, PhD, LPC:

Jeff Riggenbach, PhD, LPC trained at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, is a Diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and a member of the Beck Institute's Speakers Bureau. Dr. Riggenbach lectures nationally & internationally on topics related to cognitive therapy and personality dysfunction.   he currently serves as the Director of Outpatient Services at Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, OK where he oversees Mood and Anxiety Disorders Programs and Brookhaven's Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment Program.  Jeff's book "The CBT Toolbox: A Workbook for Clients and Clinicians" has been extremely well received and is being used in graduate programs as well as by practicing clinicians and consumers alike.  Dr. Riggenbach is well known for bridging the gap between academia, research findings, and day-to-day clinical practice.  His talks routinely receive the highest marks from conference participants in terms of clinical knowledge, practical application, and entertainment value.


7:30am - Registration & breakfast begin
8:00am - Program begins
12:00pm - Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm - Program resumes
4:00pm - Program ends

Learning Objectives:
  1. Master essential characteristics of BPD and recognize critical features of the condition that disrupt treatment in various levels of care
  2. Learn the importance of making a BPD diagnosis and develop a “user friendly” language for talking to clients about their diagnosis in a more effective manner
  3. Identify dominate schemas associated with BPD behaviors and learn CBT, DBT, and SFT based interventions for modifying beliefs and reducing symptoms
  4. Identify the 8 Motivations for self-injurious and other parasuicidal behavior and how to appropriately intervene for each
  5. Assess risk and document volatile situations to limit liability
  6. Learn the role co-occurring disorders play in treatment failure and how to avoid it