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Narrative Exposure Therapy in Patients With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder in a Naturalistic Residential Setting

A Randomized Controlled Trial

About the Course

Comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) increases the already high symptom burden of patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). As the gold standard for BPD treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), does not focus on PTSD, other treatment approaches are needed. Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) was designed to address multiple traumatic events and may be especially useful in this patient group. The aim of the present study was to determine the efficacy of NET compared to DBT based treatment (DBT-bt) in a randomized controlled trial.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Narrative Exposure Therapy in Patients With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder in a Naturalistic Residential Setting created by Carolin Steuwe, Ph.D. et al. in 2021.

Publication Date:

Front. Psychiatry 12:765348. Nov 2021

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Carolin Steuwe, Ph.D.

Carolin Steuwe, Ph.D., holds a position at the Research Division of the University Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Bielefeld, Germany. Her research interests lie in the area of evaluation and development of (online) psychotherapy techniques, identification of subtypes of mental disorders and moderators of treatment success, especially in borderline personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Michaela Berg, MD

Michaela Berg, MD, is affiliated with the Evangelic Hospital, Bielefeld University, Germany and has had multiple articles published in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D., PMH-C, CPLC

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Reno, NV. She opened a private practice after 10 years of conducting home-based assessment and therapy with the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. Dr. Mosco’s clinical interests include maternal mental health, older adults, and third wave cognitive behavioral therapies.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss the necessity for treatment/treatments that address comorbid PTSD and BPD.
  2. Describe NET and DBT-bt.
  3. Summarize the effectiveness of NET and DBT-bt for comorbid PTSD and NET.

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There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103325
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