Jointly Provided by the National Association of Society of the Study for Personality Disorder and the Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
In Collaboration with the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD)

April 16-17, 2016

NEA-BPD Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Featured Presenters

Otto F. Kernberg MD, FAPA
Andrew M. Chanen, MD
Alan Fruzzetti, PhD
John G. Gunderson MD


New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10007


April 16-17, 2016

Course Director

Marianne Goodman, MD

President, North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD)
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

See Conference Schedule » Check back later for final schedule.

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, clinical and research psychologists, social workers, nurses, psychiatric residents and licensed mental health counselors.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe how to match patient characteristics with specific forms of psychotherapy and select appropriate psychosocial treatments for the personality disorders.
  • Describe which personality disorders respond to medications and will develop an algorithm to select an appropriate medication for patients with personality disorders.
  • Identify current barriers around stigma.
  • Implement an action plan to more effectively engage family members in the discussion of diagnosis and prognosis with their loved one with a personality disorder.

Additional Details


Conference Registration
NASSPD Members:
Full professionals - $300
*Family members - $225
Trainees - $150
Non-NASSPD Members:
Full professionals - $450
*Family members - $300
Trainees - $225

*2nd Family member receives 25% discount, email for discount code

There will be no refunds on conference registration.

Banquet - 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Saturday night, April 16, 2016 - $115, location to be determined

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CE Credits Offered

We will be offering 14.5 hrs of CE Credits for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and licensed mental health counselors.

(a) Accreditation & CME information:
Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD). The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Verification of Attendance: Verification of attendance will be provided to all professionals.
Psychologists: Beth Israel Hospital is approved by the New York Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Beth Israel Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants meeting requirements will receive 14.5 CE credits.
Nurses: The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) will accept 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM as equal to 1.0 ANCC contact hour. Nurses should inquire with their specialty organizations and professional institutions as to their acceptance of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.
Social Workers: This program has been submitted for 14.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Confirmation is pending from the Collaborative of the NY Office of the Professionals and National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Connecticut chapter.

(b) Faculty Disclosure Policy: It is the policy of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-provided educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a provided activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. Presenters must also make a meaningful disclosure to the audience of their discussions of unlabeled or unapproved drugs or devices. This information will available as part of the course material.

(c) Special Needs: The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is in full compliance with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is accessible for individuals with special needs. If you would like to attend this conference and require any special needs or accommodations please contact the Page and William Black Post-Graduate School of Medicine at 212-731-7950.


A limited number of rooms have been reserved at Club Quarters, which is walking distance to the conference venue.

Club Quarters Hotels:
World Trade Center
140 Washington St, NY, NY 10006

Our cost per room will be a reduced $229 per night - This reduced rate ends on March 15th, 2016.

Reserve Online »

Or call Club Quarters Member Services during business hours at:
(Please inform the hotel that you are with NASSPD conference)
Group Code: MSS415.

Check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out is 12:00 noon.

Optional “Grab and Go” Breakfast - $10 per day/per person; Voucher available at hotel check-in

Our 2015 Exhibitors (click on logos for more information)

McLean Hospital Silver Hill Hospital Menninger Clinic

Clearview Treatment Programs Austen Riggs Center

Contact information

For Conference content Information contact:

Jaime Wilsnack
718-584-9000 x1743

Marianne Goodman MD
718-584-9000 x 5188

For Registration information email: or call the Office of CME at 212-731-7950