Early Intervention for Borderline Personality Disorder (Melbourne)

About

This workshop is designed for those who are working with young people who may present with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and associated problems in a variety of settings.

This workshop will review the current evidence about borderline personality disorder (BPD) in young people, and present a best practice model of early intervention for young people with BPD and associated problems. The workshop will combine didactic presentations, video material, case examples and first person accounts to provide a stimulating and interactive learning environment.

Learning objectives

The learning objectives for this workshop are to:

  • Understand the principles and evidence for Early Intervention for BPD (EIBPD)
  • Understand the HYPE program, as an example of an early intervention program for BPD
  • Identify methods for screening and assessment of BPD in young people
  • Understand the principles of good practice for those working outside an EIBPD service
  • Understand the essentials of psychoeducation about BPD in young people
  • Gain knowledge of sources and materials for further information about BPD
  • Understand the principles for working with families and friends of young people with BPD
  • Understand the principles of working with risk and chronic self-harm
  • Gain a basic understanding of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and how this model can assist in working collaboratively with young people with BPD

Suitable for

Clinicians and other professionals who work with young people in mental health services, primary care settings and other areas of health and human services.

Trainer bio

Andrew Chanen

Professor Andrew Chanen

Professor Andrew Chanen is Deputy Research Director and Head of Personality Disorder Research at Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and a Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne. He is also Director of Clinical Services at Orygen Youth in Melbourne, Australia. Andrew’s clinical, research and knowledge translation interests lie in prevention and early intervention for severe mental disorders, principally personality disorder, along with mood and psychotic disorders. He established and directs the Helping Young People Early (HYPE) program, a clinical, research and knowledge translation program investigating the understanding of and prevention and early intervention for severe personality disorder, particularly borderline personality disorder in youth. HYPE has been recognised with several awards for advancing healthcare. Andrew currently receives grant funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), has over 100 scientific publications and a forthcoming book, Early Intervention for Borderline Personality Disorder, to be published by Cambridge University Press. He is the Past President of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ISSPD), serves on a number of Editorial Boards of various peer reviewed journals, is a panel member for ICD-11 Review Group, and is regularly invited to speak about personality disorders in youth, nationally and internationally. 

Dr. Louise McCutcheon

Dr. Louise McCutcheon is a clinical psychologist and Senior Program Manager at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and Helping Young People Early (HYPE), Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne. Louise McCutcheon jointly founded the award-winning Helping Young People Early (HYPE) program, an early intervention program for borderline personality disorder (BPD) in young people. She coordinated the clinical program for 11 years, and established the HYPE service development and training program, the first to offer training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in Australia. She works with mental health services assisting them to implement early intervention for BPD and lectures and teaches both nationally and internationally. She is the founding Chair of the Australian & New Zealand Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ANZACAT) and Secretary of the International Cognitive Analytic Therapy Association (ICATA).

More information

For more information please email training@orygen.org.au or call 1300 679 436

Location

Meat Market
5 Blackwood St
Nth Melbourne 3051

How to get there

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