Tuesday 28th March 2023
9:00am - 4:30pm
Spectrum – 110 Church street, Richmond 3121 VIC
This training is ideal for support workers in non-clinical settings who are beginning to develop their skills in working with people who have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and explores the core common factors of effective engagement with this cohort.
This workshop will develop support workers’ understanding and practice in working effectively with people with BPD. It will include a developmental understanding of factors contributing to a diagnosis of BPD, the ongoing effects of early life experiences and complex childhood trauma, and the role of therapeutic relationships in treatment. The workshop will also focus on the assessment of, and working with risk, as well as principles for treatment and treatment planning.
- Understand how BPD occurs and presents
- Identify the principles of effective, therapeutic supportive relationships with people living with BPD
- Set and maintain limits and boundaries with clients and work with strong emotions
- Practice various grounding skills to stabilize emotions
- Demonstrate an awareness of risk factors and assess the severity of risk
- Appreciate the importance of self-care, self-awareness, and reflection when engaging with people who have BPD