Borderline Personality Disorder: Identifying your Most Challenging Clients

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Emotional dysregulation, impulsivity, problems with perception and reality, and tumultuous relationships.  These can all be descriptors of clients with Borderline Personality Disorder.  This seminar is designed to enhance your understanding of the features of Borderline Personality Disorder, recognize symptom presentation, and identify treatment goals for change.    


  • Assess for and identify the 4 components of Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • Examine client symptom presentation and explain how to avoid borderline drama.
  • Identify general treatment goals and considerations for effective change.
  • Determine whether to use management or treatment for successful outcomes.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, LMFT, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
4 CE hour credits approved by
ASWB # 1706, NAADAC # 139138 & NBCC # 6703
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
OCDP Board Sponsor # 50-29024
CE Broker Tracking # 50-29024

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 2 hours each session total of 4 CE
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 3
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
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      Borderline Personality Disorder: Identifying your Most Challenging Clients

Ellen Biros earned a Master’s in Justice from the American University in Washington, DC. and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Georgia. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been practicing social work for over 20 years. Currently, she has a private practice where she specializes in the treatment and assessment of individuals with personality disorders, substance abuse issues, and emotional regulation problems. She also provides clinical supervision for social workers seeking their clinical licensure.
Ellen is an adjunct faculty member at The University of Phoenix in the College of Social Services and the College of Natural Sciences and at Tulane University in the School of Social Work. She has been a national continuing education speaker and has authored continuing education seminars including “Emotional Manipulators and Codependents: A Recipe for Disaster," “Unmasking Manipulative Relationships: Effective Strategies for Countering Covert Abuse," "Personality Disorders: The Challenges of the Hidden Agenda," and "Antisocial, Borderline, Narcissistic and Histrionic: Effective Treatment for Cluster B Personality Disorders."
Ellen has been married for 21 years and has two daughters.


This training will be presenting on two consecutive Wednesdays, September 8th and September 15th at 6:30-8:30 PM EST. total of 4 CE hours credit.

Please check your time zone below:
5:30-7:30 PM Central Standard Time
4:30-6:30 PM Mountain Standard Time
3:30-5:30 PM Pacific Standard Time
2:30 PM-4:30 PM Alaska
12:30 PM-2:30 PM Hawaii