Upcoming ESSPD events in 2023
ESSPD Webinar: New pathways to improve early detection and intervention in borderline personality disorder
The webinar will give an overview on current developments in the field of early detection and intervention in BPD. First, current state of the art will be introduced and justified. Afterwards, new avenues will be presented that range from prevention of BPD via early detection in children to personalized treatment and stepped-care in adolescents. The potential of biomarkers and e-mental health will also be discussed.
Michael Kaess, Switzerland
Chair and Director University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Bern
ESSPD Webinar: Parenting and mother-child interaction
Mothers with BPD are often unable to recognize and/or respond (to) their children’s needs, are inconsistent in their parenting styles and have difficulties in setting adequate limits. Difficulties in emotion regulation are a core feature of BPD and constitute a severe problem for parenting. As a result, children of mothers with BPD are often missing adequate role models and orientation – and are at high risk to develop dysfunctional behavior patterns themselves. The training “Parenting skills for mothers with BPD” aims to support these mothers to develop positive parenting strategies and thereby to interrupt the intergenerational transmission of dysfunctional emotion regulation strategies.
In the webinar, we will present main aims and therapeutic strategies of the training, supported by video examples and short role plays.
Babette Renneberg, Germany
Director of the Outpatient Psychotherapy Treatment Centre at Freie Universität Berlin
Charlotte Rosenbach, Germany
Doctor of Psychology, FUB · Institute of Psychology
ESSPD Webinar: Advances in the understanding and treatment of pathological narcissism
The webinar will offer an overview of current conceptualizations and new perspectives on the study of pathological narcissism. First, the conceptualization and pressing issues in relationship with dimensional conceptions of personality disorders will be discussed. Then, we will discuss principles of intervention which address pathological narcissism, the therapeutic strategies, and discuss research evidence on psychotherapy for pathological narcissism. Finally, the impact of pathological narcissism on the social interaction, family and peers will be discussed.
Elsa Ronningstam, US
Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
David Kealy, Canada
Associate Professor Institute of Mental Health Canada
Ueli Kramer, Switzerland
Department of Psychiatry, University of Lausanne
Eve Caligor, US
Nicholas Day, Australia
Research Fellow, School of Psychology, Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
ESSPD Webinar: The ICD-11 Classification of Personality Disorders – Challenges and Opportunities
Those that didn’t have the chance to attend the webinar can now purchase access to the recording.
This second ESSPD webinar was devoted to informing European mental health professionals about the now released ICD-11 classification of personality disorders and how it may be used in clinical practice. Attendants watched three presentations by experts followed by a panel and audience discussion. The total length of the webinar is 1½ hour. In the first presentation, Mikaela Swales introduced and explained essential aspects of the new classification. In the second presentation, Bo Bach provided an overview of how the ICD-11 classification of personality disorder severity and trait domain specifiers may be carried out based on currently available instruments and different sources of information. In the third and final presentation, Sabine Herpertz gave a clinically-oriented overview and discussion of how the new classification may inform clinical practice and how established ICD-10 personality disorder types may be re-conceptualized within the ICD-11 new system. All three topics were eventually discussed, while pointing toward future research and implementation.
The following experts will be guiding you through the changes:
Michaela Swales, UK
Background information on the new ICD-11 classification system
Sabine Herpertz, Germany
Information on the implications of the new system for clinical practice
Bo Bach, Denmark
Information on diagnostic assessment of ICD-11 personality disorders
Babette Renneberg, Germany
The presentations will be followed by Q&A as well as general discussion, moderated by ESSPD president.