Rethinking first episode psychosis and personality disorder

Rethinking First Episode Psychosis and Personality Disorder

This workshop will describe the current evidence on the co-occurrence of PD and psychosis and provide an understanding of the early intervention principles.

Historic conceptualisations and research in clinical populations observe the co-occurrence of psychotic symptoms and personality disorder (PD) features. There continues to be controversy and debate regarding this co-occurrence and attitudes and the language used by health professionals can be unhelpfully binary and stigmatising. Services and clinicians also find themselves navigating the dilemmas and principles of treatment for young people with both psychotic symptoms and PD features.

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

  • describe the current evidence on the co‑occurrence of PD and psychosis;
  • have an understanding of the early intervention principles and models of care for PD; and
  • have gained knowledge on the application of principles in formulating, screening and assessment for personality disorders and psychotic symptoms, pharmacological management and managing risk to self.

26th June 2024 9.30am-4.30pm


In person, Parkville

This workshop will be held in the Orygen Colonial Foundation Innovation Centre, 35 Poplar Road, Parkville.

Please arrive by 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).