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.
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
1. Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs
3. Working with whānau
5. Challenging discrimination
7. Maintaining professional and personal development
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
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