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Workshop: Borderline personality disorder – at the edge (Camberwell)

September 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEST


2016 Professional Development Workshop Series

True to its name, borderline personality disorder (BPD) confronts therapists with ideas and situations that seem to be on the edge of what is acceptable, expectable, and even tolerable. Our practice may also then gravitate toward such an edge. A psychodynamic approach can help to manage occasions when borderline personality disorder presents in therapy. Using a variety of psychodynamic theories to illuminate participants’ case material, this workshop will deal with the phenomena of boundaries, self-harm, suicidality and difficult feeling the therapist may experience. Some familiarity with the work of Klein and Bion would be helpful, but is not essential.


Participants will:

  • understand the symptoms of borderline personality disorder
  • have an overview of appropriate therapeutic responses
  • understand when it is appropriate to make a referral.

Ideal for

Case managers, counsellors, clinicians, social workers and psychologists.

About the presenter

Stuart Thomas is a Consultant Psychiatrist in private practice and at Latrobe Regional Hospital with an interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy and nutritional and environmental medicine. He also works with medical students as Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at Monash University, and provides clinical supervision for psychiatry trainees and clinicians from various disciplines. Stuart is a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry, the Australian Medical Association and the Australian Integrative Medicine Association.

  • RAV Training Team

  • (03) 9261 8702

  • 1183 Toorak Road, Camberwell, VIC 3124

    • Starts 6:30pm Tuesday 6 September 2016

  • One evening session from 6:30 – 8:30pm.

  • $100 including GST. Light refreshments provided.

  • For more infomation, visit¬†http://www.relationshipsvictoria.com.au/training/training/course/130/11


September 6, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


1183 Toorak Road
Camberwell Vic 3124 Australia + Google Map

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