The BPD Core Competency workshops aim to upskill clinicians and service providers to recognise, respond to and treat people living with BPD and be inclusive of family and friends. Clinicians can effect positive changes in people with BPD and their families at every single clinical interaction whether at community mental health facilities, private psychology clinics, emergency departments, general practice, private psychiatry practices, inpatient mental health facilities or mental health support service settings.
The workshops cover the core competencies that clinicians require to enable them to effectively work with people with BPD and are as follows:
Ongoing mentoring and supervision will be offered to participants for the life of the project.
Appropriately skilled clinicians/trainers may apply to participate in our Train the Trainer program to deliver the BPD Core Competency Workshops in their area. The Train the Trainer program is open to health professionals and clinicians from any discipline who are able demonstrate the following:
The Train the Trainer program for the delivery of the BPD Core Competency Workshops involves:
As a trainer there may be opportunities to be contracted by Spectrum to deliver workshops depending on available funding.
Applications for the Train the Trainer Program will open in 2021.
Stages 3 and 4 of the BPD National Strategy has been developed by a partnership between Australian BPD Foundation and Spectrum Personality Disorder Service. This project was undertaken with funding from the National Mental Health Commission.
Further funding will be sought to deliver more workshops across Australia.