Public Lecture: The Longitudinal Course of Borderline Personality Disorder

Public Lecture
Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 7:00 PM
The Longitudinal Course of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Mary C. Zanarini, Ed.D.
Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Laboratory for the Study of Adult Development, McLean Hospital

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Dr. Zanarini will discuss findings of her research in which she has followed a cohort of 400 inpatients with BPD or other personality disorder for a quarter of a century. Her work has led to the increasingly accepted view that BPD is a good prognosis diagnosis as sustained remissions are very common and recurrences are relatively rare. She will also discuss the value of a web-based psychoeducation program and positive psychology in group therapy for BPD.

The Lecturer

Dr. Zanarini is Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Adult Development at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. She is the founding president of the North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD).

Dr. Zanarini has received research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, and the Templeton Foundation. She has also been the recipient of senior investigator awards from the National Educational Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD), the Cornell Personality Disorder Institute, the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, and NASSPD.

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 and the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund in making this Public Lecture possible.