Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Core Competency Workshops (2-days) - This CPD Activity has been approved by the APS (13.5 hours)

This CPD activity has been approved by the APS.

As generalist treatments emerged to provide less specialised treatments for borderline personality disorder (BPD), researchers have identified the commonalities shared by both specialist and generalist treatments. These are referred to as the ‘common factors’ in psychological treatment. This BPD Core Competency Workshop has been developed with consideration to these common factors in the hope that an understanding of the core competencies may assist clinicians to contribute to the recovery journey of people with BPD.
The aim of the workshop is to upskill mental health professionals to work effectively with people experiencing BPD and their families. Mental health professionals can effect positive changes in people with BPD and their families at every single clinical interaction whether at community mental health facilities, private psychology clinics, emergency departments, general practice, private psychiatry practices, inpatient mental health facilities or mental health support service settings.
The workshop will cover the ten core competencies that mental health professionals require to enable them to work effectively with people with BPD as follows:

This event will cover:

  • Co-existing disorders in BPD
  • Treatment principles & Treatment structure
  • Working with suicidal and non-suicidal self-injury behaviours
  • The therapeutic relationship & Clinician self – awareness
  • Skills development focus
  • Partnering with families, partners and carers & Focus on recovery


  • Katrina Bull (Senior Clinical Psychologist) — Spectrum
  • Samantha Tabak (Senior Clinical Psychologist) — Spectrum

Categories: Capability 9 - Delivering holistic and collaborative assessment and care planning, Capability 10 - Delivering compassionate care, support and treatment
Disciplines: Allied Health, Lived Experience Workforce, Medical, Nursing, Other
Levels: Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced
Lifespans: Adolescent, Youth, Adult, Older Persons

Wednesday 6 March 2024
08:45 to 16:30
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Thursday 7 March 2024
08:45 to 16:30
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