Foundation Training for Working with People with BPD in Non-Clinical Settings - 1 day
This training is ideal for support workers in non-clinical settings who are beginning to develop their skills in working with people who have BPD and explores the core common factors of effective engagement with this cohort.

This workshop will develop support workers’ understanding and practice in working effectively with people with BPD. It will include a developmental understanding of factors contributing to a diagnosis of BPD, the ongoing effects of early life experiences and complex childhood trauma, and the role of therapeutic relationships in treatment. The workshop will also focus on the assessment of, and working with risk, as well as principles for treatment and treatment planning.

This event will cover:

  • Understand how BPD occurs and presents
  • Identify the principles of effective, therapeutic supportive relationships with people living with BPD
  • Set and maintain limits and boundaries with clients and work with strong emotions
  • Practice various grounding skills to stabilize emotions
  • Demonstrate an awareness of risk factors and assess the severity of risk
  • Appreciate the importance of self care, self awareness, and reflection when engaging with people who have BPD


  • Renee Harrison (Senior Mental Health Nurse) — Spectrum - Eastern Health
  • Samatha Tabak (Senior Clinical Psychologist) — Spectrum - Eastern Health

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
Lifespans: Adolescent, Youth, Adult, Older Persons

Wednesday 24 April 2024
09:00 to 16:30
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