How to Speak Borderline – A Live Demonstration

Hosted by Karen Adler, MD, McLean Hospital.

A core symptom of borderline personality disorder is interpersonal hypersensitivity, which means conversations with loved ones often end in misunderstandings, conflict, and hurt feelings.

In a previous webinar, Dr. Adler addressed the roots of hypersensitivity to perceived criticism and key roles of shame, fear, and anger in fueling heated conflicts between individuals. Strategies were taught on how to identify common triggers of these underlying emotions and use validation to reduce conflict and engage in problem solving. For this follow-up webinar, viewers submitted real-life dilemmas they have faced or will face in communicating with their loved one and we chose example scenarios to role play to demonstrate skills in action.

Part of the BPD Patient and Family Webinar Series.