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Saturday, 20 July 2019 from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm (AEST)

GPs training Module 2 - HOW TO HELP YOUR PATIENTS WITH...

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GP - Afternoon workshop 20th July 23 Tickets 30/05/2019 Free  


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3-hour workshop for GPs - Module 2

This 3-hour workshop is the second in a series of 3  workshops aimed at up-skilling GPs in the diagnosis of BPD, as well as managing crises with patients, developing  treatment and crisis plans and  understanding referall pathways. The workshops will provide Registered GPs with the opportunity to discuss the challenges they encounter in organising appropriate care for their patients.

Please note : This training is designed for registered GPs - if you have another type of job role then the training which we offer for psychologists and mental health professional staff may better suit your learning needs.


Associate Professor Sathya Rao is a specialist psychiatrist in personality disorders and a DBT psychotherapist. He is the Director of Spectrum, clinical centre of excellence for personality disorders. He is the vice president of the Australian BPD Foundation. He is a keen teacher and was previously the Director of Training and head of psychiatry training for RANZCP, Victoria. Sathya is an adjunct clinical associate professor at Monash University. He was a member of the NHMRC clinical practice guidelines development committee for management of borderline personality disorders. He is involved in research and has published widely in the field of personality disorders.

 Dr Penny Speed is a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist currently employed at Eastern Health AMHS.  Dr Speed gained her medical degree at Monash University in 1987 and then initially trained as a GP in Victoria and New South Wales. She subsequently worked in psychiatry posts in England which lead to her training as a Psychiatrist in Victoria on her return to Australia. Dr Speed initially working at NEMPs (one of the old psychiatric institutions) and then across a number of different hospitals including the Austin, Bendigo Psychiatric hospital, the Mercy and then Maroondah Hospital. Since receiving her fellowship into the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 1998, Dr Speed has worked in public psychiatry at both Eastern and Monash Health services. Her interest has always been in community psychiatry, particularly rehabilitation, and she currently works across a Community Care Unit (CCU) and a Prevention and Recovery centre (PARC).

 Dr Speed brings a holistic approach to psychiatry with an interest in understanding her patients’ predicament. She has a particular interest in patients with Borderline Personality Disorder. Dr Speed has also been involved in training registrars and enjoys teaching and sharing knowledge. 

Who should register?  Registered GPs practising in the Dandenong and Frankston / Mornington Peninsula regions

Cost:  Free

Date: Sat July 20 2019 

Training Time: 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm 

Location: Frankston Quest on the Bay 435-437 Nepean Hwy, Frankston

Catering:  Light refreshments (a light lunch) will be provided at 12.30 pm before the session starts at 1.00pm and includes some vegetarian options. If you have specific dietary needs, please email your request to

Parking:  Limited parking

Cancellation policy: If your circumstances change and you no longer can attend this event after you have registered please email  no later than one (1) week prior to the event to cancel. 

 General enquiries:  Spectrum on (03) 8413  8350 or email

Have questions about GPs training Module 2 - HOW TO HELP YOUR PATIENTS WITH BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER - at Frankston ? Contact Spectrum Personality Disorder Service for Victoria

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Frankston Quest On the Bay
435-437 Nepean Hwy
Frankston, VIC 3199

Saturday, 20 July 2019 from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm (AEST)

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Spectrum Personality Disorder Service for Victoria

Spectrum Personality Disorder Service for Victoria is the Statewide Centre of Clinical Excellence for Personality Disorders.

Spectrum supports and works with local Area Mental Health Services and health professionals  to provide treatment for people with a personality disorder with a focus on people with complex needs or who are at risk from serious self-harm or suicide.

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