Package Description

Presenter: Michaela Hogan, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Date Presentation Originally Occurred: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Time On Demand: Will be available until July 20, 2024

Borderline Personality Disorder in adolescence (BPD-A) is a valid and reliable, yet controversial diagnosis. Less than 10% of clinicians are actively diagnosing BPD-A which leaves as many as 22% of outpatient and 49% of inpatient adolescents meeting criteria undiagnosed and inadequately treated. Lack of diagnosis delays evidence-based treatment resulting in developmental arrest, polypharmacy, prolonged hospitalizations, and poorer long-term outcomes. Recent longitudinal studies have identified antecedents and behaviors in preschool children as well as stable BPD symptoms in 12-year-olds which strongly correlate with impairing BPD symptoms, poorer psychosocial functioning, and eventual BPD diagnosis in early adulthood. Misinformation and lack of appropriate training, in both diagnostics and clinical management, may be preventing timely diagnosis and effective. This continuing education activity will engage learners in self-reflection and case study application to achieve the following learning outcomes:

1)     Appraise evidence supporting valid and reliable diagnosis of borderline personality disorder in adolescence (BPD-A).
2)     Distinguish between adolescent developmental norms and BPD-A symptomology.
3)     Review pharmacological and psychotherapeutic evidence-based practice modalities to promote optimal patient outcomes.

Contact Hours:
This activity has been approved by the Ohio Nurses Association to award (1) contact hour. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91).

Criteria for Successful Completion 
To obtain contact hour(s), one must attend the entire webinar and complete a post-webinar evaluation.

Conflict of Interest
No one with the ability to control content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company.


  • ISPN Full, Retired, and Student Member: Free
  • Non-Member: $25

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