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).
The two intensive weekends will offer Family Connections©*, 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 focuses on shared experience and practical tools to help cope with mental illness and caregiving.
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
Sessions are offered in closed group settings and participants must attend all four days. 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 but registration is required, and $40 total is requested to cover lunches and snacks for both weekends. Please complete the form below or call our office at 514-486-1448 for more information. Some programs have a waiting list; we will contact you to confirm your registration. Space is limited!
Our next 4 day program is September 24, 25 and October 22, 23, 2016.
Complete the form below and we will be in touch.
* 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.