Occupational Therapy and Borderline Personality Disorder

Occupational therapy can be a valuable resource for individuals living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). BPD is a complex mental health condition that affects a person’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. The condition can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to participate in daily activities, such as work, school, and socializing. Occupational therapists are trained to work with individuals to identify their strengths, limitations, and goals related to daily activities. By collaborating with individuals, occupational therapists can develop individualized treatment plans that focus on enhancing participation in daily activities and promoting overall well-being. Through the use of various strategies, such as stress management, sensory integration, and goal setting, occupational therapy can help individuals with BPD to build a sense of purpose and hope in their lives.

Therapy Tips Working with BPD

Working collaboratively with someone with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) requires creative and empathetic thinking from health professionals. However, by implementing the following strategies, health professionals can enhance their therapeutic alliance with individuals with BPD and improve their clinical outcomes. Thanks for reading! Want to know more about BPD? See our ‘Understanding BPD Webinar’.If you wouldContinue reading “Therapy Tips Working with BPD”

Bill Wong – Autism

My Potential is excited to announce our Lived Experience Occupational Therapist speaker Bill Wong!
Bill is an autistic occupational therapist licensed in the United States since 2012. He received his masters and clinical doctorate degrees in occupational therapy from University of Southern California in 2011 and 2013, respectively. His primary work setting is in skilled nursing facility setting. He is also an adjunct faculty at Stanbridge University for its MSOT and OTA programs. Bill is the only OT student or practitioner to have given more than 1 TEDx talk, as well as organizing at least 1 TEDx event.

Managing Distress for Borderline Personality Disorder

The module Managing Distress aims to help participants to understand what is distress and how can I learn to cope through difficult emotions and situations. The 6 week program invites participants to learn Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Skills of ‘Distress Tolerance’.

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder Foundations

‘Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder Foundations’ is the first course in the modules. It provides a foundation towards understanding and exploring what is Borderline Personality Disorder.

Borderline Personality Disorder Program

My Potential specialises in working side by side with people who have a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.Learn skills and reach your potential with Laura an Occupational Therapist who lives with Borderline Personality Disorder Intake is now open for our 2021 Program starting in January. Range of groups ranging in durations and skill level. Call:Continue reading “Borderline Personality Disorder Program”

DBT Skill Opposite Action

The DBT skill of Opposite Action for a Low Mood As part of the DBT recovery skill group, we will be learning skills such as ‘opposite action’ to help with coping with our emotions. One weekend I was feeling very low, teary and had no motivation to leave the bed. So I went through myContinue reading “DBT Skill Opposite Action”