Working with Crises Associated with BPD (1-day)

01 Jun 2022
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM


Available to

Continuing Professional Development

CPD Points unavailable

This one-day workshop is for mental health clinicians working in emergency or crisis services, from emergency departments, triage, crisis assessment teams to case managers actively working in rostered function.

The workshop will focus on engaging effectively with clients presenting with BPD who have suicidal ideation and/or non-suicidal self-injury and who require a crisis response. It will include the complexities of assessing and working with risk associated with BPD, and how the National Health and Medical Research Council Guidelines inform risk assessment and effective crisis responses, as well as how clinicians can respond therapeutically to crisis.

On completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

- Demonstrate an understanding of BPD and some of the factors contributing to its development

- Explain the importance of incorporating compassion in the therapeutic relationship. Describe techniques to building a therapeutic relationship 

- Describe the impact of transference and counter-transference on treatment planning and collaboration. Highlight the benefit of recovery-focused care

- Distinguish between acute and chronic risk as it relates to suicide and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviour (NSSI) and utilise an appropriate framework to assess this

- Understand the importance of self-care, self-awareness and reflection in the context of counter-transference when engaging with people who have BPD