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Event Name

Public Lecture - Stepped Care for Borderline Personality Disorder
For: General public, Professionals
Provided by: Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder

Date and Time

Wed Oct 17, 2018 (This event is over)
7:00 - 8:00pm


1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1Z 7K4

Event Description


Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) affects approximately 1% of the population, and presents with considerable heterogeneity. Historically very difficult to treat, in the past 20 years a number of effective psychotherapies have been developed. At the McGill University Health Centre, we have developed a stepped care approach for BPD, believing that one size does not necessarily fit all. Our research has shown that brief treatment can be effective and that while some patients still need longer treatment, the results are encouraging for brief treatment as a first step for the majority of patients with BPD.

The Lecturer

Dr. Ronald Fraser presently serves as director of a long-term treatment program for severe and persistent cases of Borderline Personality Disorder at the McGill University Health Centre. He recently published his first children’s book, “The Weather House”, for school aged children with a BPD parent. He has won a number of teaching awards at both the postgraduate and undergraduate level, and was named to the McGill Faculty of Medicine Honor List for Educational Excellence. Presently, he has joint appointments of Associate Professor at both McGill and Dalhousie Universities, and is a consultant psychiatrist in rural Nova Scotia, where he makes his home with his lovely wife and beloved labradoodles.


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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
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