1022: When Words Are Not Enough: The Use of Sensory Modulation Techniques to Replace Self-Injurious Behaviors in Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder
This presentation includes a review of theories regarding the development of dysfunctional coping mechanisms in persons with Borderline Personality Disorder, followed by a survey of current neurobiological research regarding brain changes related to experience. A demonstration of evidence-based techniques for sensory modulation involving replacement of self-injurious behaviors with self-soothing mechanisms through manipulation of the seven senses will ensue.
Speaker: Lita Sabonis, BS, BSN, RN, BC
Disclosures: The speaker has no conflict of interest, commercial support, or off-label use to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 90 minutes
Target Audience: RN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe brain development and the impact of dysfunctional processing as it is manifested in patients with Borderline Personality Disorder.
2. Discuss the implications of recent neurobiological research regarding brain structure, function, and development in patients with Borderline Personality Disorder.
3. Demonstrate sensory modulation techniques for use with Borderline Personality Disorder patients in clinical settings.
Keywords: borderline, BPD, sensory modulation, brain structure
Continuing Nursing Education
1.5 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011: 9:30am – 11:30am
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Release Date: March 30, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: May 3, 2013