Health Professionals

Registrations are now open for the following workshops:

An introduction to dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) - Thursday 22 and Friday 23 March 2018

This 2-day workshop will provide an overview of the theory and principles of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) as well as the practical applications of treatment. Day 1 looks at the key aspects of acceptance and change, with a deeper look into validation as well as behaviour change principles. Day 2 covers the fundamentals of DBT Skills: core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. This workshop is suitable for all mental health clinicians new to DBT as well as those with prior experience.

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Managing crises in people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) – Friday 25 May 2018

This 1-day workshop will assist clinicians in Emergency Departments and Crisis Assessment Teams manage clients diagnosed with BPD who present with deliberate self-harm or threats to suicide.  Participants will learn about the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Guidelines for crisis management and risk assessment to develop sophisticated decision making when these clients present in their practice.

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Core competencies for working with people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) – Wednesday 6 June 2018

This 1-day workshop will provide an overview of several key competencies clinicians need when working effectively with people with BPD. It will cover an understanding of stigma and the misconceptions of BPD, diagnosis and differential diagnosis as well as the temporal trajectory of the illness. Participants will be given tools for the assessment and management of chronic versus acute risk, the principles for treatment, treatment planning and therapeutic relationship management. This workshop will also cover the evidence base for treatments for BPD and look at the medico-legal framework within which clinicians need to operate.

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