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Randi Kreger has brought the concerns of people who have a family member with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) to an international forefront through her best-selling books, informative website, and popular online family support community Welcome to Oz.


Webinar To Discuss Getting Stubborn People Into Treatment

This is an announcement I am passing on from the Personalities Disorders Awareness Network

New Upcoming Webinar on Encouraging People to Seek Mental Health Treatment 

October 21st, 2015 from 7:00-9:00pm

Register now for the early bird special price of $30

How to Convince Someone to Get Psychiatric Treatment: The Tough First Step

Join PDAN and Mark Komrad M.D. on October 21st, 2015 from 7:00-9:00pm EST for a two-hour, interactive webinar aimed to help guide you to convince a loved one to get counseling. 

Just about everyone knows a relative, friend, or coworker who is exhibiting signs of emotional or behavioral turmoil. Yet figuring out how to reach out to that person can feel insurmountable. 

This webinar will review why people often don't get professional help on their own and some of the consequences of not getting treatment.  Then Dr. Komrad will give you ideas about how you can work with a family member ofr friend to get treatment started. Please note this is a general presentation about mental illness and is not specific to personality disorders.

Methods of effective communication and persuasion will be reviewed. There will be focus on practical considerations,  such as how to chose the right time and place, how to work with key allies, and how to move from persuasion to "therapeutic coercion" that harnesses the often under-used power of family relationships.

Finally, you will learn when and how to mobilize the system for involuntary evaluation and how to maximize the best outcome.  

Based on 25 years consulting to families trying to get loved ones in treatment, taking calls on his radio talkshow about psychiatry, and referring to his book "You Need Help: A Step-By Step-Plan to Convince a Loved One to Get Counseling," Dr. Komrad will teach a variety of these tactics to convince a troubled person in your life to have an evaluation by a mental health professional.

To Register:

1. Go to www.pdan.org/donate

2. Click on the donate button which will send you to a paypal link

3. Enter $30 (early bird price!) in the price field

4. Either login to your paypal account or click "continue" to pay without an account.

5. Send an email to seminars@pdan.org confirming your registration!

For Troubleshooting please call 678-637-0717

If you do not want to use paypal, you can send a check to:

PDAN, 1072 West Peachtree St. NW, #79468, Atlanta GA 30357

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