Expert Education Series

Sashbear’s Expert Education Series is a series of free, online, monthly presentations with international experts speaking on topics related to emotion dysregulation and family skills.

Whether you are a relative or friend, a person with lived experience of BPD, or a mental health service provider, you will find something in our library of presentations to help you understand more about BPD and emotion dysregulation.

Upcoming Presentations

Wednesday, February 1st, 2023  |  7pm ET

Supporting transgender and gender-nonconforming youth

Dr. Wendy Bamatter

With the increased visibility of transgender and non-binary youth, many caregivers, loved ones, and others in supportive roles are seeking information to help them offer more effective supports. Notably, transgender and non-binary youth are at significantly increased risk for struggling with mental health challenges and engaging in suicide behaviors, in large part due to the role that invalidation and discrimination play in our society. In this presentation, attendees will receive important psychoeducation about gender identity and gender diversity. Further, we will discuss concrete steps that loved ones and other supportive adults can take to provide affirming environments for this group of individuals and to help foster resilience and positive mental health outcomes. Principles and interventions from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) will be weaved in throughout the presentation.


Check back soon for information about our next presentations.

Library of Recorded Presentations

Explore our library of more than 25 presentations. We are adding more all the time. Head over to YouTube to start learning.

Explore our Library of Expert Education Presentations on YouTube

Topics include:

  • Lived experience — living with borderline personality disorder
  • Skills for family members — learning about dialectical thinking, relationship mindfulness, validation, and more
  • Mental health disorders — what does emotional dysregulation look like when someone also has another mental health disorder such as PTSD or OCD
  • Concerning behaviours — Gain understanding and skills to cope if your loved one is dealing with substance use, self-harm, or an eating disorder
  • Trauma — Learn about the intersection of trauma and BPD. Recognize the potential and impact of trauma on family members
  • Suicide, grief and loss
  • Evidence-based treatment modalities — Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mentalization Based Therapy, Radically Open DBT, Mindfulness
  • Indigenous cultural safety and awareness

Featured Presentations

Understanding Emotion Dysregulation
Finding Balance Through Dialectics
DBT Skills for Family Members
Watch more Expert Education Presentations on YouTube