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Borderline Personality Disorder: A Conceptual Framework and Implications for Treatment

  • September 28, 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • @ KAPA Online via Zoom - Live Presentation


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Upcoming KAPA ZOOM CE event

Borderline Personality Disorder:

A Conceptual Framework and Implications for Treatment

Monica Johnson, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Kind Mind Psychology

New York, NY


Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is wrought with stigma in both the general public and professional communities. Consequently, many patients with this diagnosis face resistance through misinformation and providers who are reluctant to engage due to lack of appropriate training. This training will provide ways to conceptualize in a non-judgmental fashion. Evidence based practice approaches will be broadly discussed and therapeutic interventions will be explored that can increase your proficiency in doing this work. 

Learning Objectives:   

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss 2 ways to conceptualize borderline personality disorder
  • Explain the difference between management and treatment of BPD 
  • Explore evidence based treatment approaches for BPD
  • Describe therapeutic techniques that can be used to address the symptoms of BPD
Target Audience:

This program is open to all KAPA members and other interested mental health professionals who are not members. The content of this presentation is appropriate for mental health professionals educated at the graduate level in psychology, psychiatry, or other mental health related disciplines, as well as graduate students in a mental health related discipline.

Instructional Level:

The material will be appropriate to intermediate levels of practice and knowledge.

Continuing Education:

This program - when attended in its entirety - is available for 1.5 Type I continuing education credits. With full attendance and completion of a Program Evaluation and Learning Assessment, a certificate will be issued. Partial credit will not be awarded. Participant's attendance will be verified via their Zoom login name and sign in/sign off time. Please assure that you are identifiable by your Zoom login name.

American Psychological Association Approval Statement:

The Knoxville Area Psychological Association (KAPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. KAPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, program content, research, grants, or other funding sources that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. During the program, the validity/utility of the content and risk/limitations of there approaches discussed will be addressed.

Registration Fees and Policies:

If you are a member of KAPA, then this program is free of charge. If you are not a member of KAPA and you do not want CE credit, then this program is free of charge. Non-members wanting CE credits will be charged $20.

Speaker Information:

Dr. Monica Johnson is a clinical psychologist and owner of Kind Mind Psychology, a private practice in NYC that specializes in evidenced based approaches to treating a wide range of mental health issues (e.g. depression, anxiety, trauma, and personality disorders). Additionally, she has a focus on working with marginalized groups of people including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and alternative lifestyles to manage minority stress. She is also dedicated to contributing to her field professionally through speaking, training, supervision, and writing. She routinely speaks at conferences, provides training and workshops at organizations, supervises mental health trainees, and co-authored a book for professionals on addressing race-based stress in therapy. She is also the host of the popular podcast Savvy Psychologist which reaches tens of thousands of listeners  each week. 

Dr. Johnson earned her bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina, completed her Psy.D. at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology, and completed her postdoctoral training year at Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, TN. She currently lives in Manhattan where she indulges in horror movies, sarcasm, and intentional introversion.

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