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BPD Core Competency 2-day Workshop (Expression of Interest ONLY) - BUNBURY

BPD core competency 2-day workshop - Expression of Interest ONLY

Bunbury, Western Australia

About this Event

Spectrum Personality Disorder Service has been funded by the Australian Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Foundation to deliver 2-day BPD core competency workshops nationally as part of the National BPD Training and Professional Development Strategy. The aim of each 2-day workshop is to better enable clinicians and service providers to recognise, respond to and treat people living with BPD and be inclusive of family and friends. Ongoing mentoring and supervision will be offered to participants for the life of the project.

This workshop will cover the core competencies clinicians require to work effectively with people with BPD including:

  1. Understanding the diagnosis of BPD (including symptoms, prevalence, causes and evidence based treatments)
  2. Co-morbidity and co-existing disorders in BPD
  3. General principles for the treatment and care of people with BPD
  4. Treatment structure
  5. The therapeutic relationship
  6. Partnering with families, partners and carers
  7. Working with risk
  8. Skills development focus
  9. Clinician self – awareness
  10. Recovery in BPD

As part of the National BPD Training Strategy participants from the core competency training may be given the opportunity to further extend their knowledge base by participating in a two day intensive Train the Trainer workshop. Participants will be selected from across all jurisdictions based on selection criteria. After satisfactory completion of the Train-the-Trainer, they will be invited to join the Australian BPD Foundation’s national register of endorsed trainers to deliver the BPD core competency training.

Expression of Interest Only (EOI)

This is an expression of interest only as places are limited. Therefore you must complete all fields required when applying to be considered for a place. Training is conducted over two (2) full days and you MUST be available to attend both days. You will be notified via email if you have been successful in securing a place and you will be required to accept your offer by a due date.

Who should apply? Clinicians working with people with BPD. As places are limited, please do not register for other people, only yourself.

There is no cost to attend the 2-day BPD core competency workshop. It is expected that participants will attend both days. Please do not register if this is not possible. Travel/accommodation is the responsibility of the participant to arrange.

Lunch: A light lunch including a vegetarian selection is provided. If you have any special dietary requirements please email once you have received confirmation of your place.

Cancellation policy: If your circumstances change and you no longer can attend this event after you have registered please log into Eventbrite and cancel your registration.

General enquiries:


Marianne Weddell is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience in public and private setting treating a wide range of disorders, managing teams, training staff and supervising/mentoring clinicians. She has a special interest and significant experience with Borderline Personality Disorder, in particular developing service and family systems to work effectively in this space. She believes in therapy as a tool to help people understand themselves, their passions and build a life worth living.

Cathryn Pilcher is the Clinical Manager of Spectrum and an Occupational Therapist with 15 years’ experience in Mental Health. She is a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) therapist and was involved in setting up a regional DBT program in Western Australia. Cathryn’s provides consultation, supervision and training and as an OT, is passionate about helping people with personality disorders regain a meaningful and purpose filled life.

Category Educational