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Battling Borderline: Understanding, Treating, and Surviving BPD

  • Vue 17 1034 S Brentwood Blvd (map)

Elements Behavioral Health and Gateway Wellness Associates present, as part of the monthly Elements of Wellness Workshop Series:


Casey Limmer, MSW, LCSW

DBT-LBC Certified Clinician and owner of St. Louis DBT and Gateway Wellness Associates, LLC

Battling Borderline: Understanding, Treating, and Surviving BPD 

3.0 credit seminar. This is an Intermediate Level Course (for those with experience in the field of mental health, counseling, life coaching, pastoral care, trauma therapy, social work or education) or Advanced (for those with extensive experience in this field)

Madonna said it best -- "Borderline -- feels like I'm going to lose my mind."

Borderline Personality Disorder can be tough to treat and even tougher to live with. I recall being told in grad school that people with BPD were untreatable. "Run for the hills if you get assigned someone with that diagnosis." As health and mental health professionals, we pride ourselves on busting the stigmas that surround mental illness, yet, somewhere along the line, it was deemed appropriate to not extend that courtesy to people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

  • Do you find yourself cringing when a potential client suggests they have BPD?

  • Do you automatically reject clients or patients based on this diagnosis?

  • Do you struggle to work with people with BPD?

As a therapist, I was bound and determined to take on the "challenge" of specializing in the treatment of BPD. Little did I know that I would find the challenge so rewarding and not really a challenge after all. When you understand the excruciating nature of the illness and discover tools for validating the exquisite pain they experience, you find your way to effective treatment of the disorder.

Over the last 18 years, I have successfully treated hundreds of people with BPD. During this presentation, I will be sharing my tricks and tips for not just surviving these cases but thriving with them. Through understanding comes hope and through hope comes healing.

Course Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify 9 signs and symptoms of BPD while effectively and responsibly conveying that diagnosis to their clients

  2. Participants will be able to discuss the Biosocial Model of the etiology of BPD with their clients in an affirming and validating way

  3. Participants will learn 3 crucial strategies they can use immediately when working with complex clients


$45, includes 3 CEUs AND Lunch

$30 Early Bird pricing before July 25th

Registration and Networking lunch begin at 11:30am

The workshop will begin promptly at 12pm.



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Casey is St. Louis DBT’s Founder/CEO and Lead DBT Trainer. She is one of the first therapists in the world to have completed the rigorous national certification process for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) clinicians from the DBT- Linehan Board of Certification. For 9 years, Casey also taught courses in DBT, Applied Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. Additionally, Casey's most recent project has been creating a wellness collaborative called Gateway Wellness Associates which houses over 30 professionals in private practice.


Vue 17 -- Enjoy amazing views in every direction from the 17th floor of the University Tower building across from the St. Louis Galleria. See downtown St. Louis and Clayton from a perspective unlike any other in the city in this beautiful venue!