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This training involves a combination of didactic, dialogical and experiential training styles and activities, highlighting the following practice issues for effective support of people with a BPD diagnosis: the DSM-V and ICD-11 diagnoses, a developmental understanding of BPD including attachment, sense of self and trauma, the complexities entailed by working effectively within and between teams and services that support people with BPD, the interactions between co-existing conditions with BPD, maintaining a recovery, client-focused approach when working with severe risk, common treatment principles and skills, creating a therapeutic frame and continuous reflective practice.

Pre-Requisites: Some awareness of experience in working with people with BPD is preferred – this is not for beginners

Delivery Mode – Full Day Virtual Training Session
This course is delivered online. Sessions are hosted via Zoom.
There will be experiential activities, role plays and group discussions in addition to dialogical lecture-style delivering


  • Peter Smith — Spectrum Personality Disorder Service
  • Marianne Weddell — Spectrum Personality Disorder Service

Eligibility criteria

This is a free event designed for members of the public clinical mental health workforce in Victoria, (staff employed at Area Mental Health Services, Forensicare or mental health staff from RCH). For example, a social worker working in mental health at Austin Health. Staff from MHCSSs, ACCHOs, AOD or other partner organisations may also attend. Please note, if you do register for this event and it is not clear you are part of the intended audience, your registration will be confirmed two weeks prior to the event start date, or earlier.

Categories: Assessment & intervention, Therapeutic theory & practice
Disciplines: Allied Health, Medical, Nursing
Levels: Intermediate
Lifespans: Adult

Monday 2 August 2021
09:00 to 16:30
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Provided by Centre for Mental Health Learning (CMHL)
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