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Borderline Personality Disorder: Enhancing Understanding and Providing Support

Develop your understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and learn strategies for how to support each individual effectively and safely.



The diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is often misinterpreted and misunderstood. Gain a broad understanding of what is considered a BPD, recognise the impact and discover why those diagnosed present differently. Learn strategies for how to support each individual effectively and safely.

Overview and Learning Intentions

  • Describe the complex aspects of a Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Overview the diagnostic criteria and potential causes

  • Understand the role of trauma and other adverse life events in relation to BPD

  • Describe the impacts on individuals and whānau

  • Challenging misconceptions and discrimination and understanding the impact of these

  • Identify recommended treatments and strategies

  • Identify effective and safe strategies and responses for support

Let's Get Real

1. Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs

3. Working with whānau

5. Challenging discrimination

7. Maintaining professional and personal development 

Facilitated by Dr Chris Taua 

PhD, RN, BN, MN(Distinction), PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN

Chris is a registered nurse by profession with a background in mental health. She has over 25 years' experience in health/disability sectors. Her education portfolio includes mental health, disability, ethics and boundaries, communication and de-escalation, collaborative note writing, and culturally safe practice. Her PhD explored the mental health inpatient experiences of people with intellectual disability and she continues to publish on this and other topics including cultural diversity/cultural safety. She is currently Director and primary Consultant for ‘Pumahara Consultants, Personal and Professional Development Specialists’ and holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer role with The University of Queensland as well as other teaching roles with Universities around New Zealand and Australia.

Workshop Type: Intermediate | Workshop Level: Six | Catering: Refreshments and light lunch provided

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.

  • Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged. 

  • No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.

  • MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.

  • Only one person may view a webinar session per registration.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.

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