Early intervention for personality disorders

Early intervention for personality disorders

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a severe mental illness associated with significant morbidity and mortality, yet clinicians remain cautious and unclear of the rationale for early intervention in this population and find these young people challenging to work with. This two-day workshop will review the current evidence about BPD in young people and present a best practice model of early intervention for young people with BPD.

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

  • describe how to assess for personality disorders in young people and apply evidence-based early intervention and relational principles;
  • outline the essentials of psychoeducation about personality disorders in young people;
  • identify best practice for working with families and friends of young people with BPD; and
  • more effectively work with risk and chronic self-harm.

Day 1: Wednesday 15 November, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Day 2: Thursday 16 November, 9.30am to 4.30pm



In person, Orygen Parkville

This two-day in person 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).



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