Seeking a way to work with BPD/Emotional Intensity? STEPPS™ may be just what you're looking for.
The acronym STEPPS™ stands for Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving. The STEPPS™ Program was designed by Nancee Blum, Prof Don Black, *et al from University of Iowa and is a program that has shown to be helpful when provided in addition to other psychological or medication treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder as well as for any difficulty with emotion regulation.
STEPPS™ was originally designed for people with Borderline Personality Disorder, helping them to understand their diagnosis and teaching skills in a group format to manage emotions and change behaviours towards their wellbeing.
Random Controlled Trials indicate it is highly effective in helping people with emotional intensity difficulties including those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. It can be used individually or in groups and is a practical skills-based approach drawing on cognitive behaviour therapy principles and teaches a range of strategies to assist with emotion regulation in particular.
With the move to redesigning and improving mental health services, now more than ever a group based and skills based approach is invaluable to enhance service accessibility and effective outcomes.
Please Note: Delegates must have considerable professional experience working with clients with BPD, hold a suitable professional qualification, or have attended the one-day Skills For Working with BPD 101 Workshop prior.
The Skills For Working with BPD Workshops are being held on a regular basis. Visit the website for more information.
*Nancee Blum, M.S.W., Don St. John, M.A., P.A.C., Bruce Pfohl, M.D., Scott Stuart, M.D., Brett McCormick, M.A., Jeff Allen, Ph.D., Stephan Arndt, Ph.D., and Donald W. Black, M.D.
Who Should Attend:
As mentioned above, attendees must have considerable professional experience working with clients with BPD, hold a suitable professional qualification, or have attended the one-day Skills For Working with BPD 101 Workshop prior.
It is suitable for those working in social services, health, education and law enforcement, including:
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Therapists, and Licensed Practicing Counsellors Emergency Room staff, Crisis Telephone Helpline staff
Nurses and community mental health staff General Practitioners
School Counsellors, Teachers and RTLB Police and Probation Officers
Youth Justice Counsellors
It will also suit community-based outreach services, community organisations, and those working with specific groups including young people or people with comorbid substance use.
NOTE - If your organisation is interested in having Diane present face-face as a private workshop to your team, please contact Faye Johnson for more information.