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Skills for working with BPD: What works, and how to support these clients

This one-day training will examine and address, the following questions regarding Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD):

  • What is personality?
  • How does personality become disordered?
  • What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
  • Why does BPD have such an impact on staff?
  • How is BPD most effectively managed and treated?
  • How do we support the client and their families effectively.

Diane Clare will provide attendees with practical skills for working with those with emotional intensity difficulties.

The workshop will also provide a brief introduction to the STEPPS (Systems Training in Emotional Predictability & Problem Solving) programme, explain why this approach is so helpful in responding to clients with consistency, and why it lends itself well to a cultural approach with Maori and Pacific cultures due to working with the client’s support system. A 2-day workshop about delivering the STEPPS approach will be offered in early 2020.

Learning Outcomes:

Through gaining a fuller understanding of BPD and what is working in supporting these clients, participants will gain a new set of resources and related skills that can be applied to their practice, and the training will provide increased confidence when working with these clients who can be challenging for services. Staff’s assessment and conceptualisation skills regarding borderline personality disorder will be enhanced.

It will provide specific guidance for all mental health professionals in evidence-based psychological treatment for personality disorders, and complex trauma, and will dispel the common myths about Borderline Personality Disorder – what it is, and what it is not.

This workshop provides a brief introduction to STEPPS, but if you wish to learn how to deliver the 20-week STEPPS programme, a further 2-day workshop will be available in early 2020


The Borderline Personality Disorder workshops are worth 20 points/6.75 hours CPD

Who Should Attend:

In addition to therapists and MH professionals in both primary and secondary level care, this workshop is also for front-line staff with no, or little psychological training, who may be struggling with how to work with these clients.

It is suitable for those working in social services, health and law enforcement, including:

  • Emergency Room staff, Crisis Telephone Helpline staff
  • School counsellors and teaching staff
  • Community mental health staff
  • Police and Probation Officers
  • Youth justice counsellors
  • Key Workers, Unit Managers, Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers
  • General Practitioners
  • Psychologists & Psychiatrists RTLB, Therapists, and Licensed Practising Counsellors

It will particularly suit those in NFP’s, community-based outreach services, community organisations, and those working with specific groups including young people or people with comorbid substance use.

Presenter

Diane Clare
BA, MA (Hons), Dip. Clin. Psych., AFBPS
Memberships:  NZCCP, MNZAP, EMDR-NZ, ISSTD

Diane Clare is a registered clinical psychologist who trained at the University of Canterbury. Diane has worked in mental health and counselling services since 1981, first as a grief counsellor then as a psychotherapist, before becoming registered as a psychologist in 1993. She has worked in leadership and Director level roles across a range of services in both NZ and the UK including primary care, adult mental health, forensic, intellectual disability and tertiary student services. 

While in the UK in 2005 she developed the Alternatives to Self-Harm programme and has presented her work internationally since 2012. Diane is a seasoned presenter and provides a range of workshop options with an emphasis on practical solutions for clinical staff. She has a specialist interest in working with people recovering from the effects of complex trauma.

Date & Location:

Wellington

Monday, 4 November 2019

Venue:
PACT Group Lower Hutt
31 Kings Crescent
Wellington
(Second floor of Baby Factory building)

Parking:
On street parking close to venue $4 for 2 hours. Onstreet further from venue free. 

Hutt Riverbank Carpark 450m from venue. Please be aware if you wish to park at Queensgate Mall please click the link for more information as fines may apply.

Workshops run 9.00am - 3.45pm, with Registration and Welcome tea & coffee from 8.30am

Price & Registration

One Day Workshop
Earlybird Special - $220.00 + GST
Standard Price - $250.00 + GST

If you are sending 5 or more delegates, please email us for a discounted rate.

Note:
Earlybird for Wellington finishes - Friday, 25th October 2019.

Registration process

Payment online is by VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.
Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an automated confirmation email. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Faye Johnson on 06 878 3456 or email: faye@grow.co.nz

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $50.00 plus GST service charge

If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 

All cancellations must be received in writing (email). 

Delegates are responsible for their own travel/accommodation bookings and no compensation will be made should the event be rescheduled or cancelled.

Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

Further Details

Arrival tea & coffee, morning tea and lunch are included.

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options will be available. In an effort to keep the price as low as possible, other special dietary requirements are unable to be catered for, you are however welcome to bring your own snacks and lunch.

Post-Event Takeaway Reference Material

In line with our sustainability objectives, conference presentations will not be distributed in hard copy but will instead be available via a weblink to be advised via email either prior to or following the workshop.

Commitment to Access and Equity

We are committed to access and equity and endeavour to meet the needs of all delegates. Please contact our team at 06 878 3456 if you require special assistance. In order to assist us in understanding delegate needs, please advise your access requirements as early as possible. Request at late notice may not be able to be met.

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CONTACT US

For further details, please contact:
Faye Johnson at faye@grow.co.nz or
Phone: 06 878 3456