The Discovery of the Self, BPD, 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.

The Discovery of the Self – BPD

by Dolores Mosquera
book purchased separately

The Discovery of the Self, BPD home study program will help you organize therapeutic work for patients with BPD.

This practical guide for clinicians will help organize the therapeutic work for patients with Borderline Personality Disorder. The manual includes a structured program divided into 9 thematic blocks: 1. Goal Setting; 2. Possible Interferences with Therapy; 3. Self-Observation; 4. Self-Care; 5. Defenses; 6. Boundaries and Interpersonal Relationships; 7. Identity and Differentiation; 8. Emotions and Emotional Regulation; and 9. Coping Techniques and Maintaining Improvement. Each of these sections includes an organized framework for addressing a range of problem areas common to those with BPD. In total, these 35 sessions include psychoeducation, resources and exercises for the development of reflective thinking, emotional regulation and self-care. From the beginning, the patient is actively involved in the process, which starts with self-observation that promotes reflective capacity and curiosity. With this approach, patients do not simply become passive recipients of information, but gradually explore their different problem areas and learn to see how they interfere with their quality of life and ability to function adaptively in the world. This toolbox of techniques allows clinicians to operate from the platform developed by an expert in the field.

(Click here to preview the book’s table of contents.)

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.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe examples clients who might benefit from this manual
  • Explain methods for introducing this manual
  • Describe methods to use this manual in groups
  • Identify examples of psychoeducational recommended in the program
  • Describe ways to approach treatment with Borderline Personality Disorder
  • List examples of client possible interferences with therapy
  • Describe methods that increase client  self-observation 
  • Describe methods that increase client  self-care 
  • Describe strategies to reduce self-harm and self-destructive behaviors
  • Describe ways to assist clients to build mental and emotional boundaries
  • Describe methods that assist with emotional regulation
  • Describe methods that assist in coping with emotions
Key Features:
* 35 structured sessions with theory and exercises to enhance reflective thinking * 9 sections on key problematic areas for BPD
* Easy to understand and use materials * Workbook pages designed for clients to write responses
* Straightforward and non-threatening psychoeducation suggestions
Endorsements for The Discovery of the Self, BPD
“In the arena of psychotherapy too often filled with jargon and complexity, Dolores Mosquera once again brings clarity and order. This marvelous, field-tested and research-supported manual provides a structured series of thirty-five sessions, which offer professionals a coherent, yet flexible program for those suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. Without belaboring the sophisticated theoretical foundations on which the program is based, the book offers easy-to- deliver sessions. Clinicians can select how best to make use of these sessions to support their patients developing skills in self-care, self-observation, self-acceptance, self-expression, and a more positive self-image.” — Andrew Leeds, PhD
  1. This Online Program (book needs to be purchased separately): $99.00
  2. Purchase a copy of the book by CLICKING HERE or HERE.

Instructions after purchase of book study program:
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

EMDR International Association:
EMDR Advanced Training & Distance Learning, LLCis an EMDRIA Approved Credit Provider (#07002) and maintains responsibility for this program and its content in accordance with EMDRIA standards.

National Board for Certified Counselors:
EMDR Advanced Trainings & Distance Learning, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6709. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. EMDR Advanced Training and Distance Learning, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

American Psychological Association:
Advanced Psychotherapy Trainings (APT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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

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