Brandon Marshall’s Project Borderline Kickoff Event Program

Brandon Marshall, wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins comes out in support for raising awareness and promoting treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder.  This event was held at Solita Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 2, 2011. Featured speakers were George Smith, LICSW, Program Director, Borderline Center Outpatient Program, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA and Dr.…


The Promise of Mentalization-Based Therapy in Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

In 2008, Psychiatric News published an article using Mentalization-Based Therapy, MBT, with Borderline Personality Disorder. A working definition of MBT is the use of imaginative mental activity or perceiving and interpreting human behavior in terms of intentional mental states (needs, feelings, goals, purpose) based on research by Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy)

Lifeskills South Florida Professionals Weekend, November 10-13, 2011, Deerfield Beach, FL

Lifeskills South Florida held a Professionals Weekend November 10-13, 2011 at its’ Deerfield Beach, FL location. The focus of the weekend was training on Mentalizing-based Treatment (MBT) for Adolescents, Adults and their Families. This forward thinking training was facilitated by Efrain Bleiberg, MD, Senior Psychiatrist and Past President of The Menninger Clinic, Houston, TX. His book, Treating Personality Disorders in Children and…


Lifeskills South Florida Professionals Weekend Attendees Present Their Work

Chanda Rankin, PhD, Private Practice/PCH Treatment Center, Los Angeles, CA Concetta Bruce, It’s Perfect Malibu, Malibu, CA Cookie Anderson, The Meadows, Wickenburg, AZ Maryse Duvalsaint, LCSW and John Crepsac, LCSW, Private Practice, New York, NY Mike Ferguson, Ferguson BHC, Los Angeles, CA Scottie Gage, Hopewell Recovery Services, Boston, MA Elizabeth McGuire, LCSW, Wings Helps, Boston,…