Glickman Symposium Advances Understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder Across the Lifespan

September 20, 2023

Valerie Compagna

PORTLAND, ME – Maine Behavioral Healthcare will welcome two national psychiatry experts to deliver keynote presentations at the 16th Annual Glickman Symposium for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Michael R. Hollander, PhD, a well-known expert in this condition will present the topic, Clinical Expression of Borderline Personality from Tweens to Young Adults. Lois Choi-Kain, MEd, MD, will join us from McLean Hospital in Boston to share her expertise on Good Psychiatric Management for Adolescents.

The symposium will include talks by local subject matter experts, who will draw from their experience working in a variety of treatment settings and with different age groups. They will address general and intensive treatment strategies for borderline personality disorder, and approaches to diagnosis. There will also be a panel discussion where presenters will engage in discussion and answer questions from the audience.

The educational symposium is scheduled for October 6th at MaineHealth’s corporate offices located on 110 Free Street, Portland, ME from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Medical and behavioral health professionals are encouraged to participate, as well as school social workers, nurses, members of social service agencies, and all interested in gaining professional competence in providing care to persons presenting with this condition. Continuing education credits will be offered.

The co-chairs of the symposium, Robyn Ostrander, MD, Vice Chair of Psychiatry at Maine Medical Center, and C. Jason Mallo, DO, Division Director of Adult Outpatient Psychiatry at Maine Medical Center, view this as a unique and exciting learning opportunity.

“We are thrilled with the national expertise and local talent available this year,” said Dr. Ostrander. “The 2023 Glickman symposium is an excellent opportunity for professionals to enhance their understanding of the new diagnostic framework and a variety of evidence based treatments for borderline personality disorder.”

Dr. Mallo added, “we are excited to bring together professionals from both pediatric and adult worlds. We intend to help demystify this condition, which is a timely endeavor given the need in the community and new information that has emerged in recent years.”

The Glickman Symposium is made possible by the generosity of Maine Behavioral Healthcare donors Judith Glickman Lauder and the late Albert Brenner Glickman. This year’s event was additionally supported by the Maine Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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