Stepped Care for Borderline Personality Disorder in Ottawa: What Is in Place, What Is Needed

NOVEMBER 21, 2018

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

Free Public Lecture

Dr. Deanna Mercer and Helen Gottfried-UnRuh


Recent BPD research on diagnosis and treatment of BPD will be summarized, as well as the status of BPD treatment in Ottawa. This will be followed by a facilitated discussion of what family members and people with BPD feel are priorities for treatment of BPD in Ottawa.

Objectives: At the end of this session attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe
    1. How to diagnose BPD
    2. What is known about the causes of BPD
    3. A stepped care model of treatment of BPD
  2. Describe Stepped Care in Ottawa: what is in place, what is still needed

The Lecturers

Dr. Deanna Mercer, MD, FRCPC, Consultant Psychiatrist, DBT Program, CMHA-Ottawa; Associate Staff, Dept. of Psychiatry, The Ottawa Hospital; Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa.

Helen Gottfried-UnRuh, MS, RSW, Senior Manager, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch

Where: Canadian Mental Health Association, 1355 Bank Street, Ottawa, 4th Floor, Boardroom A

When: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | 6:30 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 and the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund in making this public lecture possible.