Advocacy & Support for

Borderline Personality Disorder
& Complex Trauma


Towards building a National BPD Training & Professional Development Strategy


Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a common mental illness. BPD is also a complex and serious psychiatric disorder with significant morbidity and mortality. Commonly 1 in 5 people 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.

In 2017 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.

During 2018 The Australian BPD Foundation, Spectrum Personality Disorder Service for Victoria, and Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN) collaborated on Stage 1 of the Strategy and developed a 6-part Webinar Series to upskill clinicians.

Virtual Library

An online library was developed as an adjunct to the Webinars to assist clinicians in accessing related resources on the Internet. Each Webinar has a list of Recommended Readings below it, plus additional resources related to the topic. 

You are welcome to provide us with any suggestions, comments or feedback regarding this Virtual Library by contacting the Australian BPD Foundation.

This Virtual Library was developed by Spectrum The Personality Disorder Service for Victoria on behalf of the project initiated by the Australian BPD Foundation.