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North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders

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This program is intended for:

·      Psychologists

·      Psychiatrists

·      Master level clinicians and researchers

·      Social workers

·      Career Researchers

·      Trainees (post-baccalaureate and post-doctorate)

·      General and Family Physicians

·      Nurses and nurse practitioners


Our conference brings together dozens of esteemed clinician-researchers from a wide range of backgrounds. In this setting you will be in an optimal environment to engage with these individuals, discuss complex questions, and collaborate with other attendees to enhance your ability to apply your learning within patient care settings.

  • Describe how to implement a dimensional model of characterizing personality disorders in a clinic.
  • Describe ways in which evidenced based interventions such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Transference Focused Psychotherapy, and Mentalization Based Therapy have been adapted for implementation in clinics that serve diverse patient populations.
  • Describe alternative treatment targets for those with personality disorders.

Registration includes CE/CME credits (Psychologists and Social Workers will need to attend the full program to receive CE credits), and are available for both in-person and virtual attendees.


This program is co-sponsored by McLean Hospital and The North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD). McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This offering meets the criteria for 11.75 C.E. hour(s) for psychologists.

Social Workers

This program has been approved for 11.5 Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons College Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D91806. (Note: NASW does not provide CEs in .25 units, hence different total.)


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and The North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD). McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

McLean Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 11.75 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

The North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders welcomes you! 

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