Presented by Hanna Nowicki, (Postgrad. Soc. Work, LLB, BA Psych)
The aim of this seminar is to provide insight into the complex world of Borderline Personality Disorder and equip the participants with practical strategies for responding effectively to the complex and often perplexing behaviours displayed by these challenging clients.
Tuesday 4th May 2021, Rockford Adelaide, 164 Hindley St, Adelaide
Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder are among the most challenging to work with of all people with mental health issues. They may be impulsive, unstable, non-compliant, “manipulative” and self-harming. Far too often such people are managed by under resourced services without the support or guidance of the mental health system. This situation results in poor case management, inadequate resolutions and repeated crises causing cost blowouts and stretching resources even more.
The aim of this seminar is to provide insight into the complex world of Borderline Personality Disorder and equip the participants with practical strategies for responding effectively to the complex and often perplexing behaviours displayed by these challenging clients. Clients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) remain one of the most complex types of clients for most human service professionals. Perceived as exasperating and “impossible,” clients with BPD often confuse, frighten and frustrate the workers. It does not need to be this way as there are new, innovative and empirically validated methods with proven effectiveness for managing and treating the behaviours of this often bewildering client population.
This workshop will foster an understanding of the specific challenges associated with caring for individuals with personality disorders. Practical and powerful methods for effectively managing and treating clients with BPD will be presented. It is an interactive and fun workshop. Case studies, quizzes, group tasks and movie illustrations will be used to make this not only a valuable learning experience but also an enjoyable one. The content will include description of BPD, , the etiological issues, neuroscience research of BPD, and most importantly, strategies for managing them.
Who should attend?
This workshop is tailored for social workers, counsellors, nurses, housing and employment officers, community and youth workers, residential care workers, disability support, addiction counsellors and other such professionals.
Duration: 7 hours. A certificate of attendance will be emailed to participants following the workshop.