New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Nassau Chapter Co-sponsored with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


2.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Course Number: 290      Location: Zoom - Nassau

Diane Sweet, LCSW and
Maria Solomon, LCSW-R

Date Sunday, April 11, 2021

Registration:   9:00am - 9:30am

  Presentation:  9:30am - 11:30am




Within this workshop, Diane Sweet, LCSW and Maria Solomon, LCSW-R will provide  a correction of the misperceptions about borderline personality disorder by providing an overview of updated research about borderline personality disorder (BPD) symptoms from a neurobiological, behavioral, and psychological perspective. Evidence-based treatments for borderline personality disorder and a range of skills from these interventions will be addressed to leave workshop participants with a practical knowledge base and techniques to identify and support people with BPD. The stigma surrounding BPD will be explored, identifying environmental, cultural and systemic barriers to receiving a diagnosis and accessing BPD treatment. Community support will be explored such as family skills groups, education, peer support and alternative therapies as a bridge to care.

Teaching Methods:   This lecture/workshop with include a Power Point presentation and role-playing to enhance learning and will open up time from 10:50am to 11:05am for Q and A and audience participation    
HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References 

Learning Objectives:

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify myths and facts about borderline personality disorder (BPD) based
    on updated research about evolution of BPD as a psychiatric disorder from 1980 to 2020.
  2. Compare and contrast borderline personality disorder (BPD) from other psychiatric disorders, identifying symptoms and an understanding of the longitudinal course of the disorder.
  3. Define specific evidence-based treatments for borderline personality disorder, and explain why some people BPD specific symptoms respond to some treatments over others.
  4. Describe a range of skills and best practices for working with people with borderline personality disorder, including an introduction to crisis
    intervention practices.
  5.  List the real-world barriers to care, such as the probative cost of treatment, cultural, racial or gender barriers and include community resources and supportive interventions to promote recovery.


Diane Sweet, LCSW, is a clinical social worker with a private practice for over 30
years in Albertson, New York. She has an expertise in suicide prevention, addiction, grief, mindfulness, mental illness, stress reduction and parent education. She is a trainer in suicide prevention for the New York State Office of Mental Health and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Diane is a trainer and facilitator for the National Education Alliance on Borderline Personality Disorder-FAMILY CONNECTIONS program, which provides education, support to family and caregivers of persons with borderline personality disorder. She is also co-founder of PACT (Partners Assisting Children and Teens), a group of school personnel focused on mental health and suicide awareness, a member of TULIPS (Trainers United on Long Island in the Prevention of Suicide.

Maria Solomon, LCSW-R is a Senior Clinical Social Worker at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Payne Whitney Day Treatment Program. She has expertise in diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in inpatient, outpatient and intensive day-treatment settings. Ms. Solomon supervises the social work staff and student interns at Payne Whitney. She also practices as a private psychotherapist, providing clinical services including consultation, assessment, referral, and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families. Ms. Solomon is active in community organizations that support borderline personality disorder, including peers at Emotions Matter and as a trainer for
Family Connections with the National Educational Alliance for Borderline
Personality Disorder.

The space can accommodate approximately 100 attendees.

This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors.

  • Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed, as evidenced by signing in and out and completing a course evaluation.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding disability access please contact Kristin or Jennifer, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs:
  • For questions regarding course content, registration and disability access please Contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Susan A. Klett, Ph.D, Psy.D, LCSW-R, Director of Professional Development at

Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #0056;Licensed Psychoanlalysts #P-0017; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045
  ” Social workers participating in this course will receive 2.0 continuing education clock hours.”

Event Registration


Contact hours for this course
applicable for:

LCSW          LMSW         LP     

Registration:    9:00am - 9:30am                     
Presentation:   9:30am - 11:30am

     In Advance
                NYSSCSW Members               $20
                Non-members                         $50
                Students w/ ID:                        $25

           Student fees are only for social work
                master level, full time students.

     On Site:
                Additional fee of $10.00

                          Please note:      
                   On Site charge takes
                  effect on April 8, 2021


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If you want to be awarded contact hours, it is required that you RSVP with Zoom by the Friday before the course date.  This is done after you have registered with the ACE Foundation/NYSSCSW. 

RSVP through Zoom must be done by
the Friday before the course whether you plan on joining the session by phone or by computer.

**Instructions on how to do this will be
         in your confirmation email.**

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