Management of people with BPD for GPs

27 Apr 2021
09 Aug 2021


Available to

Continuing Professional Development

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This online session is aimed at helping general practitioners who treat and manage people with BPD using psychological treatment principles, pharmacotherapy and hospitalization. The session will also provide an opportunity for discussing complex BPD patients with other co-existing psychiatric disorders.


Management of people with BPD for GPs

09 August 2021 06:30 PM

09 August 2021 08:00 PM

Two sessions are available:


Dr Lukas Cheney is a consultant psychiatrist at Spectrum. He has training in Dialectal Behaviour Therapy and Mentalization Based Therapy and has a keen interest in research to improve our understanding of personality and associated disorders. In his work at Spectrum, Dr Cheney is involved in the most complex cases of personality disorder from across Victoria and to mental health services seeking consultation around Australia. Dr Cheney is a strong believer in a stepped care model of treatment for personality disorder and the idea that, with the right knowledge, any mental health clinician can engage therapeutically with a person living with personality disorder.

Associate Professor Sathya Rao is a psychiatrist and the Executive Clinical Director of Spectrum Personality Disorder Service in Victoria. He is the Vice President of the Australian BPD Foundation. He is also an adjunct clinical associate professor at Monash University. Dr Rao is involved in clinical research and has published research papers, contributed chapters and co-authored books on borderline personality disorder. He was a member of the NHMRC Clinical Practice Guidelines development committee, 2012. He has taught clinicians across Australia and was the head of psychiatry training program of Victoria for the RANZCP previously. He is involved in treating complex personality disorder patients and provides second opinions and secondary consultations for complex clinical conditions associated with personality disorders. He was the recipient of the 2020 Meritorious Award of the Victorian Branch of RANZCP.

Dr Gillian Singleton is a general practitioner with 20 years experience. She is the medical director of the Cabrini Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub in Melbourne. She has a longstanding interest in mental health, particularly borderline personality and post-traumatic stress disorders. Gillian is involved in medical education through the RACGP GP learning platform, is a co-host of the RACGP podcast #GenerallySpeakingGP and is involved in social justice advocacy, particularly for people seeking asylum. She enjoys providing thorough, holistic care to patients of all age groups. She believes that good health should be accessible to all and that every person has the right to be empowered with the knowledge and skills to make wellness a priority.

Who should attend? General practitioners who treat and manage people with BPD using psychological treatment principles, pharmacotherapy and hospitalisation.

Cost: $60 (payable by credit card only). If you are an Eastern Health clinician a 50% discount applies. Workshops are free for Turning Point and Spectrum clinicians. Please seek approval from your manager to attend and then email or phone (03) 8413 8750 to receive the discount. 

Online: This workshop will be delivered online via zoom. A zoom link will be sent a few days before the workshop.

Cancellation policy: If your circumstances change and you no longer can attend this event please log into your eventbrite account and cancel your ticket and request a refund no later than one (1) week prior to the event. A refund will not be issued if notification has not been received within this time frame and you will be required to pay for the event.

General enquiries: Email or phone Spectrum (03) 8413 8750.