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Connecting Families Program

Connecting Families is a skills-based program for families facing the challenges of borderline personality disorder and emotion dysregulation

Connecting Families 

Connecting Families is a skills-based program that offers a lifeline to families facing the challenges of borderline personality disorder or emotion dysregulation

 

Connecting Families is a free, evidence based 8-week course for whānau supporting someone affected by borderline personality disorder (BPD) or emotion dysregulation. Family Link runs this course twice a year one evening a week over an 8-week period. Details of upcoming courses can be found on our website or in our monthly newsletter. 

This program is designed to give whānau practical tools and skills and covers... 

  • Current research on BPD, emotion dysregulation, and family functioning  

  • Relationship skills based on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to help you support your loved one in a compassionate and empathetic way. 

  • Effective communication skills and techniques 

  • Group support that builds an ongoing network for whānau  

  • Individual coping skills for taking care of yourself and your wellbeing. 

 

Your loved one does not need to have a formal diagnosis of BPD for you to attend this course. However, attendees need to be at least 18 years old. 

You may find it helpful to browse the resources available on the NEABPD website while you are waiting for us to start our next course https://www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.org/family-connections/ 


*This program was developed by Alan Fruzetti PhD. and the late Perry Hoffman PhD. in Massachusetts, America..  

If you think you or anyone in your whānau would benefit from attending this course, please get in touch. (O7) 577 1457 or email staff@familylink.co.nz

 

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