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Skills for working with Borderline Personality Disorder 201 - 16 September 2022

This one day follow-up workshop builds on the introductory workshop of BPD 101 where we looked at Recognising, Understand and Responding to BPD. It is a chance to offer an in-depth look at your own casework, drawing on the issues in a little more detail.

It is expected that you will be able to recognise the core presentation for BPD (e.g. DSM5 criteria) and to have a reasonable means of understanding a person with BPD impacts on you and your team. There will only be a very brief recap of those BPD 101 points, but the focus in this workshop is about ideas for how to respond.

If you have not attended the BPD 101 workshop, or you have limited training in recognising and understanding BPD, it is highly recommended you do this before attending BPD 201. Visit the website or email faye@grow.co.nz for more information.

Learning Outcomes:

What will this one-day training offer you?

· A brief recap of diagnosis issues and awareness of impact on you and others (recognising and understanding).

· The chance to apply some of the preliminary responding skills to helping your case example. This will again draw on the evidence base such as DBT or STEPPS. It dips into those models for a few tools and is not a replacement for training in such programs.

· Help you to discuss at least one case example in small groups and main group discussion.

· Get a summary of a treatment plan to take back to apply to your casework with BPD.


Who should attend:

In addition to therapists and MH professionals in both primary and secondary level care, this workshop is also for front-line staff with no, or little psychological training, who may be struggling with how to work with these clients.

It is suitable for those working in social services, mental health, health and law enforcement. It will particularly suit those in NFP’s, community-based outreach services, community organisations, and those working with specific groups including young people or people with comorbid substance use.

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