September 2019

In this issue:
  • Family Day Workshop in Vancouver on October 15, 2019 at the International Society of the Study of Personality Disorders (ISSPD) Congress

  • Family Connections™ Managing Suicidality and Trauma Recovery (FC-MSTR) Program in Toronto, December 6 -8, 2019 


Family Day Workshop at the ISSPD 2019 Congress in Vancouver

The International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ISSPD) will be holding its 2019 Congress from October 15 - 18 in Vancouver, BC. 

Dr. Perry Hoffman from NEABPD, Lynn Courey from The Sashbear Foundation, will be presenters at both Family Day and the Congress. For the Congress presentation, they will be joined by Dr. Julie Jomphe of CISSS de Lanaudiere, QC and Len Polak of Fraser Health Authority. For the Family Day presentation, they will be joined by others from NEAPBD and the scientific community (names are listed below).

Family Day, on October 15, will provide families and their loved ones practical tips and strategies to be more effective in their mental health journey. We invite you to register and to learn more about the Family Day workshop. Please click on the image below.


Family Day Workshop Keynote Speakers


Lynn Courey
Founder of Sashbear

From Tragedy to Advocacy


Beth McCrave
Family Connections Trainer

Five Skills for Family Members with a Relative with Borderline Personality Disorder/Emotion Dysregulation


Perry Hoffman
Ph.D., NEABPD & Family Connections Co-creator

Creating Programs and Community for Family Members


Alexander L. Chapman
Ph.D., R.Psych.

Understanding Emotion Dysregulation in Borderline Personality Disorder


Marika Sandrelli
Knowledge Exchange Leader

Responding to Trauma while Activating Resiliency and Self-Compassion


Carla Sharp
Research, Skills and Strategies

Reasons for Hope 


FC-MSTR 2-Day Program as Part of a Research Study in Toronto at No Cost

FC-MSTR is a program for parents whose teenage or young-adult child has made a suicide attempt or engaged in self-injuries the parent experienced as traumatic. The program aims to empower parents to effectively manage the stress and trauma following crisis. If you or a loved one is experiencing increased distress, worry or anxiety, grief, family conflict, or if you are unsure about how to respond to your loved ones' crisis behaviour, please contact our team to learn more about this program for parent offered at no cost.

The program will be held December 6 to 8, 2019 in Toronto (Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday).

Please email
to learn more or to register

Yours in skills and hope,

The Team at The Sashbear Foundation  |

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