Newman University, KUSM-Wichita present Feb. 10 HealthPulse lecture ‘Treatment for Women with Borderline Personality Disorder’

Jan 29, 2015

Newman University Assistant Professor of Social Work Gloria Hegge, Ph.D. will present “Treatment for Women with Borderline Personality Disorder” as the fourth in the 2014-15 HealthPulse Lecture Series. The lecture is open to the public and will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 10, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center, in the Dugan Library and Campus Center on the campus of Newman University, 3100 McCormick.

The HealthPulse Lecture Series is sponsored by Newman University and the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. The series features presentations by health care practitioners and educators on a variety of health and wellness topics.

Hegge has taught social work at Newman for nearly 15 years. Before joining Newman she worked as a clinical social worker, where she provided therapy for individuals with serious mental illnesses, including many with Borderline Personality Disorder, an “emotion disregulation disorder.” Hegge received her Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University where she wrote her dissertation on the topic of Women in Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kansas.

“[Professionals] thought [sufferers] would never change, they would never get better,” Hegge said of victims of the disorder. “But now there are a number of evidence-based treatments, treatments that have been proven by research to be effective. That’s what I want to get the news out about, that there is hope for them to recover.”

Registration is required: $5 includes lunch. The registration deadline is Feb. 3. A shuttle van will operate between Newman parking lots and the Conference Center for those who require assistance. Click here to register and view a complete list of dates.

See a short video featuring Hegge speaking about the lecture.