Relational Formulation: understanding complexity

Relational Formulation: Understanding Complexity

Working with young people who are experiencing severe and complex mental health difficulties (including personality disorders and eating disorders) can be challenging for clinicians and multidisciplinary teams. These challenges can result in clinicians or teams feeling stuck, and to inadvertently colluding with maladaptive patterns. This two-day workshop will introduce a relational model to help reflect on, formulate and communicate such challenges, and promote more helpful responses to a 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;
  • articulate helpful and unhelpful ways to respond in challenging situations; and
  • use a template for mapping relational patterns

Day one - Wednesday 31 July 2024

Day two - Thursday 1  August 2024


In person, 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).