Borderline Personality Disorder with EMDR Therapy, Dolores Mosquera Book Study (12 CE Hours)


This Home Study Program offers an opportunity to earn 12 CE hours
(EMDRIA, Psychologists, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LPC and other master’s level clinicians. Check with state licensing board to confirm acceptance of NBCC credits). The book itself (not included) is the educational content of this program. By passing the CE program quiz developed for this program, you will demonstrate that you have gained knowledge by reading this book.

The book is not included in the purchase of this CE program. To purchase a copy of the book, click HERE or HERE.

Borderline Personality Disorder and EMDR Therapy

by Dolores Mosquera and Anabel Gonzalez
book purchased separately

Written in a very practical and clinically-oriented style, BPD and EMDR covers different situations such as defensive strategies, unhealthy self-care patterns, rigid core beliefs, emotional dysregulation, self-harming behaviors, and relational problems.

Borderline Personality Disorder and EMDR offers a comprehensive and structured framework for working with the complex challenges of clients struggling with BPD. The theoretical foundation of these interventions integrates attachment theory, structural dissociation, and the adaptive information processing model. Written in a very practical and clinically oriented style, BPD and EMDR covers a range of clinical components including defensive strategies, unhealthy self-care patterns, rigid core beliefs, emotional dysregulation, self-harming behaviors, and relational problems. Typically, therapists must address these issues to prepare clients for the effective processing of traumatic memories. This book will help you know when and how to integrate these additional treatment components effectively. Additionally, the book describes key considerations throughout the EMDR Eight Phase Model with clients with BPD.

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Endorsements for Borderline Personality Disorder with EMDR Therapy
“This book is chock full of important ideas and considerations when working with this population. The authors have drawn together their own empirical experiences together with the technical literature generated over the years. From this, they have synthesized an approach that makes a lot of sense and is backed up by the research. Although it is geared towards EMDR trained therapists, I believe that anyone working with borderline people will find it useful.” — Amazon reviewer and EMDR Certified Therapist

Dolores Mosquera is a psychologist and psychotherapist. She is the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders (INTRA-TP), a private institution where she has worked with EMDR for many years on cases related to severe traumatization. She is an EMDR Europe Consultant and Facilitator. She has extensive teaching experience, leading seminars, workshops and lectures internationally. She has published many books and articles on personality disorders, complex trauma and dissociation and is a recognized expert in this field.


Anabel Gonzalez, MD, PhD, works as a Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist in the Public Mental Health System and in private practice. She heads the Trauma and Dissociation Program included in the Severe Mental Disorders Unit at the University Hospital of A Coruña, Spain. She has broad clinical experience with dissociative and psychotic disorders. Trained in different psychotherapeutic approaches, she is an EMDR Trainer and Consultant. She offers regular advanced trainings with the Spanish EMDR Association, and has presented several workshops on EMDR interventions in dissociative disorders, personality disorders, and psychosis. She is a board member of the ESTD and Vice-President of the Spanish EMDR Association. She is the author of several articles, presentations, and books about EMDR, complex trauma, and dissociation.


Learning objectives:

  • Describe the possible relationship between trauma, attachment, and BPD
  • Describe biological factors related to BPD
  • Distinguish symptoms of borderline personality disorder from a dissociative disorder
  • Explain BPD through the theory of structural dissociation of the personality
  • Explain key treatment considerations in EMDR  phases 1 and 2 with BPD
  • Provide examples of case conceptualization in the treatment of BPD    
  • Explain psychological defenses common to bps
  • Explain the importance of differentiation of self in identity development
  • Describe ways to install healthy self-care patterns with BPD
  • Explain methods for working with self-injuries and suicidal ideation 
  • Explain the value psychoeducation in BPD treatment
  • Describe the importance of identifying core beliefs in BPD treatment

Key Features:

* Wide ranging treatment considerations to EMDR Therapy with BPD * Adaptations of EMDR Therapy for BPD in each of the 8 Phases
* Practical tools to deal with self-harm and suicidal ideation from EMDR Therapy * Recommendations for working with client defenses
* Keys to facilitating adaptive reprocessing * Numerous case vignettes and transcripts of sessions
* Written in straightforward and accessible clinical language
  1. This Online Program (book needs to be purchased separately): $99.00
  2. Purchase a copy of the book by CLICKING HERE or HERE.

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1. After completing your purchase, you will receive an email receipt verifying your purchase with a link to a quiz based upon the book’s content.
2. For your convenience, you will be provided a downloadable PDF version of the quiz to use while you read.
3. To earn your CE hours, you must answer the quiz questions online.
4. When you complete and pass the quiz, you will be issued a downloadable certificate for EMDRIA and NBCC approved Masters Level professional certificate with CE hours documented

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