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Effective Clinical Management of Borderline Personality Disorder

Santa Fe, NM US
September 29, 2018

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this course has been canceled. If you are currently enrolled, you will be receiving communication regarding a refund in the very near future. We apologize for any inconvenience. 



Course Directors: Brian Palmer, M.D.,M.P.H.,
Guest Course Directors: John Gunderson, M.D. and Robin Kissell, M.D.

This course will teach psychiatrists and other clinicians what is needed to become capable and comfortable in treating patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD). The course teaches evidence-based principles of Good Psychiatric Management (GPM) of BPD. Participants who attend the course will complete GPM training. The course begins with a focus on interpersonal hypersensitivity as a unifying feature of the disorder. Through interactive cases and in depth questions and answers, participants will develop skills in diagnosing BPD, understanding its course and outcome, starting treatment, applying principles of psychopharmacology, and effectively collaborating in multi-provider treatments. Basic information about the impact of BPD on other psychiatric and medical disorders (and vice versa) will help participants more effectively formulate care and treatment of patients with BPD and other disorders.

Target Audience

This course is designed for psychiatrists, internists, family physicians, psychologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and social workers.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Diagnose borderline personality disorder correctly, including differentiation from mood disorders.
  • Articulate principles of treatment for borderline personality disorder, including management of safety issues.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 ABPN
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.75 AOA
  • 6.75 APA
  • 6.75 Attendance
Event starts: 
09/29/2018 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
09/29/2018 - 4:30pm
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La Fonda on the Plaza
100 East San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
United States

La Fonda on the Plaza
100 East San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
United States

Travel and Lodging Accommodations

Special room rates are available until the block is sold out or until September 7, 2018, whichever comes first. The discounted rate is $269 plus tax.

To ensure accommodations at the discounted rate, please make your reservations directly with the hotel by calling 800-523-5002 (toll-free) or online by September 7, 2018. Please indicate that you are a participant of the Mayo Clinic Borderline Personality Disorder Course when making your reservation.

The standard hotel reservations cancellation policy will apply to all reservations. Attendees are responsible for their own reservations.

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Travel, lodging, and parking arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Mayo Clinic School of CPD is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the Mayo Clinic Effective Clinical Management of Borderline Personality Disorder course and has approved this program as part of the Maintenance of Certification Self-Assessment (SA) Program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of Maintenance of Certification.

This activity awards up to 6.75 Self- Assessment Category 1 CME credits. The approval period is for September 29, 2018- September 29, 2021.


The Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credits for psychologists. The Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is approved for a maximum of 6.75 credits. Credit is awarded only for actual instructional time.

The American Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 6.75 AOA Category 2-A credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals 
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here

Available Credit

  • 6.75 ABPN
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.75 AOA
  • 6.75 APA
  • 6.75 Attendance


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Cancellation and Refund Policy: 

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to  When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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