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Treating Borderline: Frustration & Anger
 Borderline Personality Disorder: Treating Frustration & Anger - 10 CEUs

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Psychologist CEs, Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, MFT CEUs

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name three anger myths held by BPD clients.
-Name three sources of anger in BPD clients.
-Name three aspects that contribute to an angry BPD client’s sense of helplessness.
-Name three activities used in the “Anger Journal”.
-Name three types of should trigger thoughts.
-Name three types of blaming trigger thoughts.
-Name two techniques for reducing stress in the BPD client.
-Name three steps that are beneficial in helping BPD clients prevent angry outbursts as a result of stress and underlying causes.
-Name three techniques to avoid trigger escalation with BPD clients.
-Name three characteristics of assuming behavior in BPD clients.
-Name four stages of anger arousal that can be coped with using self-talk slogans.
-Name three triggers of defensive anger.
-Name three active response choices.
-Name three passive response choices.
-Explain the most common trap for therapists with a borderline client.
-Explain why some psychiatrists refuse to see borderline patients.
-Explain what technique may easily be used with a borderline client by an untrained therapist as an excuse to permit a flattering kind of worship and massage for the narcissism of the therapist. 
-Explain the difference between aggressive and assertive behavior.
-Explain temperament. 
-Explain the difference between anger cycle one and anger cycle two. 
-Name the three clusters that provide a framework for deciding on the appropriateness of couple therapy and the approach to utilize.
-Name the four types of support for an anger management client. 
-Name the four triggers of self-mutilation and suicidal gestures in a BPD client.
-Name two imagery techniques used with anger management clients.
-Explain the positive effects of anger. 
-Explain self-mutilation associated with, that causes self-mutilating borderline clients to manifest more primary process aggression.
-Explain some things to remember when working with someone who has co-occurring BPD and SUDs. .

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."


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Psychology CEUs, Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, MFT CEUs

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