Postgraduate Degree in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Type of programme
Postgraduate degrees
Duration
2 semesters
Credits
18 ECTS
Price
128,00 € / ECTS x 18 = 2.304,00 €* (1st year 2020-2021) *Subject to change each year
Places
25
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  • Prerequisites & admissions

Intended for

  • Professionals from the field of mental health: Psychiatry, Psychology, Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, Education.
  • Access criteria and special entry requirements or examinations: Bachelor’s Degree, Diploma or Undergraduate Degree.

Objectives

The Postgraduate Degree in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): Developing Special Competences provides the knowledge and content necessary for developing the theoretical, technical and practical competences to correctly diagnose and treat patients with BPD.

These include the differential diagnosis of BPD in relation to other psychiatric pathologies, diagnosis for comorbid disorders and the application of the most suitable psychotherapeutic strategy in each case. Students will acquire a basic knowledge of treatments with scientific evidence and will be introduced to the scientific research methodologies for BPD.

Academic accreditation

Students who successfully complete this programme will receive a postgraduate diploma awarded by UIC Barcelona.

Presentation

Introduction

At present, BPD is regarded as the personality disorder with the largest impact in the field of healthcare due to its clinical severity and high prevalence. It is estimated to affect between 1 and 2% of the general population and may affect between 10 and 20% of all psychiatric patients.

BPD is considered a highly complex disorder both in terms of diagnosis and treatment. For that reason, in order to improve the prognosis of people suffering from this disorder, it is important to be able to provide early diagnosis, identify disorders that interfere in its evolution and know how to apply the basic strategies for treatment with most scientific support.

Study programme and subjects 2020-2021

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Postgrado Diagnóstico y Tratamiento del Trastorno Límite de Personalidad (TLP): Desarrollo de Competencias Especializadas Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 15
Trabajo Final de Postgrado Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 3
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Teachers

Dr Óscar Andión

Psychologist.
Specialist in BPD research.
BPD Programme.
Psychiatry Service.
CIBERSAM.
Vall d’Hebron University Hospital.
UAB.

Judith Barrachina Coll

Psychologist.
Trained in Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy.
BPD Programme.
CPB – SSM.

Dr Natàlia Calvo Piñero

Clinical psychologist Trained in Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy.
BPD Programme of the Psychiatry Service.
CIBERSAM.
Vall d’Hebron University Hospital.
Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR).
UAB.
Head of Teaching at Grup TLP Barcelona.

Prof Miguel Casas Brugué

Full professor of Psychiatry at the UAB.
Director of the Catalan Health Institute’s Corporate Programme “Neuropsychiatric Developmental Disorders and Learning in the Life Cycle”.
CIBERSAM.
Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR).

Dr Jordi Cid

Clinical psychologist.
Therapist specialised in Schema Therapy.
Coordinator of the Mental Health Programme.
Healthcare Institute.

Xavier Costa Ortega

Psychologist.
Therapist specialised in BDP.
Orienta Foundation.

Dr Gustavo Faus Boronat

Psychiatrist.
Care director at the Institute for Eating Disorders (ITA).

Dr Marc Ferrer Vinardell

Psychiatrist.
Trained in Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy.
BPD Programme of the Psychiatry Service.
CIBERSAM.
Vall d’Hebron University Hospital.
Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR).
UAB.
Research manager for Grup TLP Barcelona.

Raquel Gamero Morcillo

Social worker.
Trained in Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy.
Orienta Foundation.

Dr Mercè Gibert Clols

Psychiatrist and psychotherapist.
Trained in Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy.
Gavà Outpatient Clinic for Adolescents, Orienta Foundation.

Alfons Icart Pujol

Psychologist and psychoanalyst.
Director-General of the Orienta Foundation.
TFP teacher and supervisor.
President of Grup TLP Barcelona.

Dr Josep Lluís Matalí Costa

Clinical psychologist.
Head of the Department of Psychology and Outpatient Services.
Addictive Behaviour Unit.
Psychiatry and Psychology Service.
Sant Joan de Déu Hospital.

Dr Juan Carlos Pascual Mateos

Psychiatrist.
BPD Programme.
Psychiatry Service.
CIBERSAM.
Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau.
UAB.

Prof Víctor Pérez

Psychiatrist.
Director of the Neuropsychiatry and Addictions Institute, Hospital del Mar.
CIBERSAM.
UAB.

Dr Josep Antoni Ramos-Quiroga

Head of the Psychiatry Service.
CIBERSAM.
Vall d’Hebron University Hospital.
Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR).
UAB.

Teresa Ribalta Torrades

Clinical psychologist.
TFP teacher and supervisor.
Assistant director-general of the Orienta Foundation.

Dr Eulàlia Ripoll Sors

Psychiatrist.
BPD Programme.
Therapist specialised in BDP.
CPB – SSM (Llúria Clinic).

María Jesús Rufat Sabio

Clinical psychologist.
TFP teacher and supervisor.
BDP Programme at CPB-SSM.
UAB.

Dr Joaquim Soler Ribaudi

Clinical psychologist.
BPD Programme.
Therapist specialised in DBT.
Psychiatry Service.
CIBERSAM.
Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau.
Associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Legal Medicine.
UAB.

Brenda Tarragona Medina

Psychologist.
TFP teacher and supervisor.
Head of Service at the Gavà and Castelldefels Mental Health Centre for Children and Young People, Orienta Foundation.

Dr Joan Vegué Grilló

Psychiatrist.
TFP teacher and supervisor.
Medical director at CPB-SSM.
Vice-president of Grup TLP Barcelona.

Esther Verdaguer Rosás

Psychologist.
TFP teacher and supervisor.
BPD Programme at CPB – SSM (CPB Outpatient Clinic).

Dr Violeta Pérez

Psychiatrist.
BPD Programme.
Psychiatry Service.
CIBERSAM.
Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron.

Dr Óscar Soto

Psychiatrist.
BPD Programme.
Psychiatry Service.
CIBERSAM.
Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron.

Dr Mariví Navarro

DBT - Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician

Coordinator of Psychology Research and the DBT Programme. 
Borderline Disorder Institute-Psychiatry Service. 
Hospital Universitari General de Catalunya.

Prerequisites & admissions

Required documentation

Students with an official university degree from within the European Union
  1. A photocopy of your degree certificate (or receipt of payment of the fees required to issue the degree certificate).
  2. A photocopy of your academic transcripts from past university studies.

*If the documents are in a language other than Spanish, please submit a sworn Spanish translation of your degree certificate and academic transcript.

Students with an official university degree from outside the European Union
  1. A legally certified original photocopy of your original degree certificate.
  2. A legally certified original photocopy of your academic transcripts from past university studies.

*These documents must be legalised in your home country through diplomatic channels: Hague Apostille or Andrés Bello Convention.

*If the documents are in a language other than Spanish, please submit a sworn Spanish translation of your degree certificate and academic transcript.

In all cases
  1. Two passport-sized photos.
  2. A photocopy of your national ID card (DNI) or passport.
  3. An up-to-date CV.