Friday, March 13, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
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McHenry County Mental Health Board 
620 Dakota Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

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Kristen Doherty 
McHenry County Mental Health Board 
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Borderline Personality Disorder,
Effective Treatments for Difficult Clients
Presented by Debbie Smith, M.Ed., LCPC

Friday, March 13, 2020   9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This training is full. Please contact Kris at kdoherty@mc708.org to be put on the wait list. 

McHenry County Mental Health Board
620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Free 3 CEU's (IAODAPCA included)
                       Intended Audience: Counselors, Case Managers, Therapists, Psychologists,                       Social Workers, and other mental health professionals.

- Defining Borderline Personality Disorder

- Course of the Illness
- Causes and risk factors
- Treatment options

Training Summary:
Clinicians working in the field are not always trained on how to work with some of our most difficult populations.  These clients might be your most difficult, most frustrating, or hardest to understand why they are the way that they are.  This session will focus on working with those with Borderline Personality Disorder. The presenter will focus on best practices, tips and techniques for BPD, and helping participants feel like they are making a difference with those who struggle with this diagnosis.


Debbie Smith, M.Ed., LCPC, is a therapist at BZA Behavioral Health.  She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University in 1999 and her Master’s degree in community counseling from Loyola University in 2002.  She has been working in the behavioral health field in McHenry County for the past 18 years. The emphasis of her work has been providing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to adults and adolescents and training therapists on working with Borderline Personality Disorder.