Now Online - Friday, 4 December

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. 

Many practitioners have said that the skills learned in this workshop have been useful to apply to a wider range of clients than solely to those with borderline personality e.g. people with emotional intensity problems or impulse control problems.

We are taking Expressions of interest for a 2-day workshop in 2021 about how to deliver the 20-week STEPPS programme. Email Faye at Grow to register your interest in this training or Visit the website for more information.

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.


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


The Borderline Personality Disorder workshop is also part of the Grow Skills Toolbox professional development events.

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.

Dates & Locations:

Online Workshop

Friday, 4 December 2020

Online Via Zoom
Once you register you will be sent the Zoom Login details.

Participants will be able to do exercises in separate (virtual) break out rooms and you will be emailed resources prior to the training. There will be group discussions and participants are encouraged to ask questions.

All you need is a computer with internet connection. You will be sent the details to access ZOOM, after you have registered.

Please note: Diane will share her slides with attendees post-event.

NOTE - Workshop starts 9.30am  - finishes 4.00pm

Price & Registration

Online Workshop

$175.00 + GST

Once you have registered you will be sent the Zoom Login details.

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


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 027 607 3000 or email: faye@grow.co.nz

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by debit or credit card) there will be a $25.00 inc GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  1. The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.
  2. The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.
  3. Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

Please email faye@grow.co.nz  if you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly. 


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:

For the Online Workshop: Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee 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

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 email or a weblink to be advised via email either prior to or following the workshop.


CONTACT US

For further details, please contact:
Faye Johnson at faye@grow.co.nz or call 027 607 3000