Monday, January 30, 2012

Alumni Lecture on Borderline Personality Disorder

Alumni lecture
Dr. Perry Hoffman presenting at the Alumni lecture
Ackerman Institute for the Family hosted a presentation by Dr. Perry Hoffman, an expert in Borderline Personality Disorder, on Friday, January 27, 2012. The lecture is part of the quarterly Alumni Association meetings, when Ackerman Alumni gather at the Institute to learn about the latest advances in family therapy and enjoy  a presentation from therapists at the forefront of the field.

During the talk, entitled “If Only We Had Known: Borderline Personality Disorder,” Dr. Hoffman discussed the current thinking on this psychological condition characterized by a pattern of instability in relationships, self-image, and emotions.

The presentation familiarized the attendees with the range of Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms, along with the frequent co-occurring illnesses that can complicate recovery and treatment.  Dr. Hoffman also described “Family Connections,” a psycho-educational training protocol she developed, designed for families with a relative who has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Dr. Perry Hoffman trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and is now in private practice in New York City and Westchester County. She is co-editor, with John G. Gunderson, MD, of the book Understanding and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for Professionals and Family Members and co-editor of Borderline Personality Disorder: Meeting the Challenges to Successful Treatment.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ackerman in the News

Jean Malpas in The Atlantic
Ackerman Institute for the Family's distinguished faculty is once again in the news!

Jean Malpas, Director of the Gender and Family Services, is the expert launching the Professional Health series of The Atlantic's health section, with an article entitled "Professional Help: 5 tips for Those Raising Transgender Children."

To read the article, click here.

In the article, Jean shares some essential lessons for parents of children who may not conform to gender norms.

Ackerman Insitute is proud of its faculty. They continuously seek the most cutting-edge and innovative treatment practices, training, and research in family therapy, making Ackerman the most highly regarded Institute in the field.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Introducing Short Conversations

Starting in January 2012, Ackerman Institute for the Family is introducing a new online series called "Short Conversations..."

Every week, viewers will be treated to ideas for living from the world renowned Ackerman faculty.

"Short Conversations..." will explore subjects across the entire range of the family experience, including marriage, child rearing, aging, substance abuse, sexuality and so many other issues that impact our happiness and understanding of ourselves.

"Short Conversations..." are your chance to connect with the finest family therapists in the world. Concerned about your child’s behaviors? Frustrated with your partner’s distance? Looking for ideas to deal with an aging parent? If so, then "Short Conversations..." will soon become a welcome part of your day. 

This week's "Short Conversation" is about chores and children, featuring faculty member Fiona True.

Welcome to the conversation.