Plenary Sessions

ESSPD proudly announces the following Plenary Sessions of the 6th International Congress on Borderline Personality Disorder and Allied Disorders 2020:

Plenary Session 1

Plenary Session 1

Thursday, 24 Sep. 2020, 14:30 - 16:00

Perspectives from
positive psychology:
Determinants of well-being

Babette Renneberg (Berlin, Germany)

Meike Bartels (Amsterdam, The Netherlands):
The genetics of happiness and well-being

Mary Zanarini (Belmont, USA):
Fostering well-being in patients with personality disorders

Plenary Session 2

Thursday, 24 Sep. 2020, 17:30 - 19:00

A life worth living. Lessons learned from working with suicide prevention in high risk clients

Michaela Swales (Bangor, UK)

Rory O’Connor (Glasgow, UK):
Lessons learned from suicide prevention with non-BPD clients

Lars Mehlum (Oslo, Norway):
Lessons learned from suicide prevention in clients with Borderline Personality Disorder

Plenary Session 3

Saturday, 26 Sep. 2020 13:45 -15:15

Presidential Discussion
What does "Change for a better future" mean in Borderline Personality Disorder?

Stephan Doering (Vienna, Austria)


Patient (tba)
Anthony Bateman (London, UK)
Alan Fruzzetti (Belmont, USA)