Cost: $60 per person
Date: July Thursday 1st
Group and organisation booking available
Ideal for disability support workers, support coordinators and newly graduated health professionals. This training will help you gain an understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder.
Laura is an Occupational Therapist with a diagnosis of BPD. She is currently completing her PhD in finding meaningful ways to work with people with a diagnosis of BPD. Laura runs a private practice and has worked and advocated with the BPD realm for the past 5 years.
Why take this course?
- BPD is a misunderstood diagnosis. This misunderstanding can lead to difficult situations where you may not understand the clients needs and goals.
- Take a proactive step to training your staff and to understand what is BPD, including its symptoms, behaviours and ways to work collaboratively.
- BPD clients represent are large proportion of clients within all mental health settings including emergency departments, inpatients, outpatient and community settings. Therefore contributing to a large proportion of the clients you may treat on your caseload.
- Many therapists working in mental health burn out quickly. Promote your own wellbeing and health by gaining knowledge on how to cope and manage stressful situations.
What you will learn?
- Develop an understanding of the symptoms of BPD and how these behaviours impact everyday functioning
- Explore client-centred strategies for building a rapport and working with BPD
- Learn from lived experienced experts about how they manage to build a life worth living with BPD
- Learn safety and harm minimization strategies
- Explore relevant intervention approaches for people with BPD
- Challenge misconceptions and any beliefs you may hold towards working with BPD
- Become more comfortable towards working with people with BPD
- Discuss strategies for promoting family centred care
- Identifying strategies to look after your own wellbeing.