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BPD Webinar Series

What is BPD? The first in a series of 6 webinars 31/10/17

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a common mental illness. BPD is also a complex and serious psychiatric disorder with significant morbidity and mortality. Commonly one in five patients in mental health services are diagnosed with BPD. However the modern science of BPD has developed only in the last two and a half decades and therefore we have a large clinical workforce that is not familiar with the latest approaches to diagnosis and treatment of this complex disorder.

Recently the National Mental Health Commission granted funding to the Australian BPD Foundation to build a National BPD Training Strategy and upskill and engage clinicians working with people with Borderline Personality Disorder and their families. The Australian BPD Foundation, Spectrum, Personality Disorder Service for Victoria and the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN) have collaborated to bring together a six part Webinar Series to upskill clinicians. As an adjunct to the Webinar series a Virtual Library has been developed in order to assist clinicians access further resources online.

The first webinar in the series, What is Borderline Personality Disorder?, will focus on a panel of experts, facilitated by community psychologist Dr Lyn O’Grady, as they discuss a fictional case study.

When: Tuesday 31 October 2017
Time: 7:15pm – 8.30pm (AEDT)
Where: Online - join via your computer!
Cost: Free

Learning Outcomes

Through an exploration of Borderline Personality Disorder, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:
identify Borderline Personality Disorder and its underlying causes and describe appropriate assessment tools
outline how to discuss the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder with patients and their families
recognise prevalence of Borderline Personality Disorder and understand stigma, shame and discrimination experienced by people living with Borderline Personality Disorder.

A/Prof. Josephine Beatson (VIC – Psychiatrist)
Ms. Janne McMahon OAM (SA – Advocate)
Dr. Christopher Wurm (SA – GP)
Mr. Julian Browne (VIC – Psychologist)

Dr. Lyn O’Grady (VIC Community Psychologist)

Who should attend:
GPs, mental health and other professionals and employees providing care and support to people with BPD as part of their employment.

To register