Free Lecture October 17: Stepped Care for Borderline Personality Disorder

OCTOBER 17, 2018

Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder | Le réseau d’Ottawa pour le trouble de personnalité limite

Free Public Lecture


Stepped Care for Borderline Personality Disorder

Dr. Ronald Fraser, MD, CSPQ, FRCPC
Head, Inpatient Detoxification Services, Addictions Unit
Director, Extended Care Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic
McGill University Health Centre
Associate Professor, McGill University and Dalhousie University


Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) affects approximately 1% of the population, and presents with considerable heterogeneity. Historically very difficult to treat, in the past 20 years a number of effective psychotherapies have been developed. At the McGill University Health Centre, we have developed a stepped care approach for BPD, believing that one size does not necessarily fit all. Our research has shown that brief treatment can be effective and that while some patients still need longer treatment, the results are encouraging for brief treatment as a first step for the majority of patients with BPD.

The Lecturer

Dr. Ronald Fraser
McGill University Health Centre

Dr. Ronald Fraser presently serves as director of a long-term treatment program for severe and persistent cases of Borderline Personality Disorder at the McGill University Health Centre. He recently published his first children’s book, “The Weather House”, for school aged children with a BPD parent. He has won a number of teaching awards at both the postgraduate and undergraduate level, and was named to the McGill Faculty of Medicine Honor List for Educational Excellence. Presently, he has joint appointments of Associate Professor at both McGill and Dalhousie Universities, and is a consultant psychiatrist in rural Nova Scotia, where he makes his home with his lovely wife and beloved labradoodles.
This Public Lecture is free of charge and open to all.

Where: The Royal, Auditorium, 1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K4

When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 7:00 PM

This Public Lecture is free of charge and open to all.

The Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder, a registered charity for family members and caregivers, acknowledges with gratitude the support of the Ottawa Community Foundation in making this public lecture possible.