The primary vocation of AFORPEL is to offer training and development sessions, face-to-face or in vision conferences, specially designed for health professionals (psychotherapists, psychologists, psy nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, police officers) confronted to borderline personality disorder.

All of this training is covered by an agreement and can be paid for as part of continuing education, either individually or by the employer.

They are validated by a certificate and are scheduled every six months. The dates are announced on the AFORPEL website two months before the start of each training.

Information and registration by email to Pierre Nantas (

Training can also be carried out at the request of a hospital center or sub-contracted for an external approved training organization.


The courses currently offered by videoconference are as follows:


1. The common core

(improvement of knowledge about borderline personality disorder and therapeutic protocol).
Duration of 6 hours (2 hours once a month over three months), in the first and second semester.
The cost of this training includes the first year of AFORPEL membership.


2. Training for the Certificate of Practitioner in psychotherapy of borderline people.

Duration 70 hours spread over 10 modules of 7 hours.
The cost of the training includes the first year of membership in AFORPEL
It is sanctioned by the defense of a dissertation.


3. Appropriation training for a therapeutic practice

Duration of 12 hours (4 x 3 hours spread over a month) in the first and second semester.
These development modules are accessible to people who have followed the common core.
Young’s Schema therapy with a borderline patient
Gestalt therapy, how to use it in individual therapy and group therapy.


4. Thematic training

Duration of 6 hours (3 x 2 hours).
They are intended for people who have followed the “common core” training.
The proposed themes are:

Animation of a discussion group for borderline people
Animation of a discussion group for relatives of borderline people
Conducting borderline couple therapy