Practitioners within any practice setting will at one time or another have exposure to individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Because of the complexity of individual needs, awareness of the research and dynamics of the disorder can be beneficial to both clients and practitioners alike.
1) Learn the history of Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis,
2) Recognize diagnostic and treatment issues related to borderline personality disorder,
3) Learn evidenced based strategies for interventions with people with borderline personality disorder and
4) Examine the benefits of collaborative process of assessment and planning which is the cornerstone of person centered planning.
Joan Groessl, MSW, LCSW, earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from UW-Milwaukee. She spent twenty years in the County Mental Health Services as both direct and administrative staff. Joan is currently a lecturer and MSW Field Coordinator for the Collaborative MSW Program for UW-Green Bay and UW-Oshkosh. One of the courses she teaches is Ethical Issues in Contemporary Social Work.
Joan has been an active member of NASW-Wisconsin serving in the past as Northeast Branch Representative, Secretary and President from 2006- 2008. Joan was able to participate in Delegate Assembly on three occasions. She is the Chair of the Continuing Education Committee. Joan has been active in her local community and was formerly on the Algoma City Council, elected Chair by fellow council members and also served on the Planning Committee