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Mon, Jul 29


Online Event

Understanding System-Involved Transition Age Youth with Borderline Personality Disorder

Nicole Kelly, PsyD & Kwonta Phatiphong, PsyD

Understanding System-Involved Transition Age Youth with Borderline Personality Disorder
Understanding System-Involved Transition Age Youth with Borderline Personality Disorder

Time & Location

Jul 29, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Nicole Kelly, PsyD & Kwonta Phatiphong, PsyD

Training Description

Borderline personality disorder can carry a lot of stigma, which can make it challenging for service and/or support providers working with system-involved transition age youth who have the diagnosis. This training will provide an in-depth discussion of what borderline personality disorder is, including symptoms and commonly co-occurring mental health issues. Participants will learn common challenges to supporting someone with borderline personality disorder and how to effectively support a system-involved young adult with this diagnosis.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

· Identify one characteristic of borderline personality disorder;

· Identify one common co-occurring mental health issue experienced by system-involved youth or young adults with borderline personality disorder; and

· Identify one strategy to support system-involved transition age youth (TAY) with borderline personality disorder.


1:00-1:15pm  Welcome

1:15-2:45pm  Borderline personality disorder overview

· Personality disorder overview

· Characteristics of borderline personality disorder

· Trauma and borderline personality disorder

· Depression and borderline personality disorder

· Substance use and borderline personality disorder

· Suicide and borderline personality disorder

2:45-3:00pm  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

3:00-4:45pm  Supporting transitional age youth

· Non-suicidal self-injury and borderline personality disorder

· Dialectical behavioral therapy overview

· Dialectical behavioral therapy and borderline personality disorder

· Mentalization

· Working with families

· What those who support system-involved transition age youth can do

· Vignettes

4:45-5:00pm  Closing

Meet Our Trainer

Nicole Kelly is a clinical psychologist who has worked with trauma survivors for 14 years. She currently consults with agencies on trauma-informed care, programming for commercially sexually exploited youth, vicarious trauma, and leadership development. Nicole has been training multidisciplinary audiences on trauma-related topics since 2015 and provides guest lectures at local universities on human trafficking.

Kwonta Phatiphong is a Registered Psychological Associate with 6 years of counseling experience in clinical and social service settings. Experienced in supporting trauma and crisis, substance abuse, learning disabled, homeless, and low and high functioning client populations. Trained in substance abuse, Seeking Safety, TF-CBT, Motivational Interview, Crisis Prevention Intervention, Trauma Resiliency Model, and psychological assessments.

This course meets the qualifications for (3.75) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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