Relational Formulation

Relational Formulation

Working with young people who are experiencing severe and complex mental ill-health (including personality disorders) can be challenging for clinicians and multidisciplinary teams. These challenges can result in clinicians or teams feeling stuck, and to inadvertent collusion with maladaptive patterns. This two- day workshop will introduce a relational model to help formulate and communicate such challenges, and promote more helpful responses to the young person’s systems.

At the completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • outline and describe a relational model for use in team discussions;
  • describe core relational concepts and reflect on their impact on clinician responses; and
  • apply principles of practice mapping relational patterns.

Day 1: Wednesday 18 October, 9.30am to 4.30pm 
Day 2: Thursday 19 October, 9.30am to 4.30pm



This workshop will be held in-person at Oryen, 35 Poplar Road, Parkville.

The workshop will be held in the Orygen Colonial Foundation Innovation Centre. Please arrive to Orygen reception at 9.15am for a 9.30am start. Paid parking is available on site and at the Melbourne Zoo nearby. Public transport is available at Royal Park Station (Upfield line), and Tram 58 (West Coburg).