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When: 1 - 5PM
Where: Children's Treatment Center
6611 Gulton Ct. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87109
United States
Contact: Kevin Kinzie

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September 28, 2018 

"Where are the Borders of Borderline Personality Disorder?"

Presented by: 
Simone Viljoen, PhD

Children's Treatment Center, 6611 Gulton Ct. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
1:00 to 5:00 PM

4 CE Credits

$75 - NMPA Members
$65 - NMPA Student and Early Career Members
$90 - Non-Members 
10% Early bird discount for NMPA members through 9/7/18


Differential diagnosis between Cluster B Personality Disorders can be very challenging, in particular distinguishing between Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Antisocial Personality Disorder/ Psychopathic Personality Disorder (PPD). Within the literature on personality disorders there has been debate about the overlap between BPD and ASPD/PPD with some suggestion that these two personality disorders may not be distinctly different, but rather are different gendered expressions of a shared underlying construct (Beauchaine et al. 2009; Sprague et al. 2012). Cooke and colleagues (2012) proposed a conceptual model of PPD—the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality (CAPP). The CAPP is a lexical model rationally derived to capture the full symptomatology of PPD. To better understand the conceptual overlap of the two disorders, Cook and colleagues (2013) developed the CABP to evaluate the symptoms and traits of BPD. This workshop will explore gender issues in the conceptualization and diagnosis of PPD and BPD through the lenses of the CAPP and CABP models. Finally, original research will be presented aimed at answering the question: Do mental health professionals perceive the concepts of PPD and BPD as distinct disorders or as gendered expressions of the same disorder?


1.      Participants will learn about gender bias and overlap in the conceptualization of Psychopathic Personality and Borderline personality disorder.
2.      Participants will learn about a new conceptual model of PPD—CAPP.
3.      Participants will learn about a new conceptual model of BPD—CABP.
4.      Participants will practice using these new conceptual models with case vignettes.
5.      Participants will learn about original research related to mental health professional’s perceptions of PPD and BPD.


Simone Viljoen Ph.D. is a clinical and forensic psychologist licensed in New Mexico and Washington. Dr. Viljoen focuses her work on the intersection of psychology and law, psychological assessment, forensic assessment, and treatment. In her clinical practice, she has conducted evidence-based assessment and treatment across the spectrum of mental disorder, with an emphasis on serious mental illness and personality disorder, in both inpatient and outpatient settings within forensic and non-forensic contexts. Her professional work has included delivery of training to various law enforcement groups, providing workshops to mental health professionals, and teaching, mentoring, and supervision of students. Dr. Viljoen is also an adjunct instructor at the University of New Mexico where she teaches online courses including Introduction to Forensic Psychology and Alcohol Use Disorders. She has co-authored several publications related to violence risk assessment and management, in particular, the use of protective factors in these assessments; gender issues in forensic psychology; and diagnostic issues in personality disorder. She has also co-authored over 45 conference presentations on topics related to mental health and psychology and the law.

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