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 five 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
After the course has been completed, optional follow-up booster sessions allow you to review and practice the techniques you’ve learned. Sessions take place at the AMI-Quebec office, 5800 Decarie, Montreal H3X 2J5.
This program is FREE for members (for information about membership please click HERE) but registration is required, and $40 total is requested to cover course materials ($20) and lunches for the day-long sessions ($20).
There are no new workshops scheduled at this time.
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* The Family Connections© program is designed to provide a foundation for better understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or emotion dysregulation (ED) and is especially aimed to help family members of someone with BPD or ED to obtain knowledge and develop practical skills which will help them cope, and protect their own well-being.