Monday 6th February 2023
9:00am - 4:30pm
Spectrum – 110 Church street, Richmond 3121 VIC
This training is suitable for workers and clinicians who seek to develop a basic understanding of working with people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and its associated complexities.
This workshop will provide a basic overview of signs and symptoms of BPD. The course will cover factors contributing to the development of BPD. It will offer a space for clinicians to develop an understanding of how to work effectively with people with BPD and will highlight the importance of therapeutic relationships. The workshop will incorporate a framework for assessing risk of suicide and NSSI and distinguishing between chronicity and acuity. Finally, clinicians will be supported to integrate these principles as part of effective treatment planning.
- On completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
- Develop an understanding of BPD and some of the factors contributing to its development.
- Explain the principles of a therapeutic relationship and working effectively with people with BPD.
- Distinguish between acute and chronic risk as it relates to suicide and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviour (NSSI) and utilise an appropriate framework to assess for this.
- Understand the importance of self-care, self-awareness and reflection in the context of countertransference when engaging with people who have BPD.