Is someone in your family living with Borderline Personality Disorder?
AMI-Quebec, in collaboration with the Sashbear Foundation, is offering a special program for families affected by Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in a loved one (with or without a diagnosis). Family Connections©* is a skill-based program that was developed by clinicians/researchers Dr. Alan Fruzzetti and Dr. Perry Hoffman in consultation with family members.
Our intensive program is offered in a closed group setting and focuses on shared experience and practical tools to help cope with mental illness and caregiving. It includes two full day and four evening sessions.
The program includes the following topics:
- Facing the challenges of mental illness
- Recovery in mental illness: what it is and how it can be achieved
- Communicating with the ill person and with service providers (psychiatrists, nurses, police, etc.)
- Effective coping and reducing the hardships associated with caregiving
- Resiliency and self care: weathering the ups and downs of mental illness
Saturday September 16, 9am-5pm
Wednesday September 20, 6pm-8:30pm
Wednesday September 27, 6pm-8:30pm
Wednesday October 4, 6pm-8:30pm
Wednesday October 11 6pm-8:30pm
Sunday October 15, 9am to 5pm
Participants must attend the entire program.
Open to caregivers (people who have a loved one living with BPD) only.
Where: AMI-Quebec, 5800 boul. Decarie, Montreal
This program is FREE for members (for information about membership please click HERE) but registration is required, and $45 total is requested to cover course materials ($25) and lunches for the day-long sessions ($20).