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Learning more about BPD: a Workshop for Families & Friends
Mon. 6 March 2017, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm AEDT
*Please note this workshop is designed for families and friends supporting someone with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) - not workers
This 1-day workshop for families, friends and others who support someone with BPD (or a likely diagnosis of BPD) provides information about BPD and how to best support the person whilst still caring for yourselves. The group will explore a number of educational and practical approaches to learning new skills in the context of a safe environment amongst other carers.
Rita Brown is the Carer Consultant for Spectrum and provides a lived experience of supporting/caring for someone with BPD at a number of Spectrum’s workshops. Rita is a volunteer and board member of the Australian BPD Foundation and a co-facilitator of the Mind Australia BPD Family and Carer Support Group.
Peter Fairbanks is a senior social work clinician who has worked at Spectrum since its inception in 1999. Over this time he has worked in various parts of the service including 9 years in treatment services and 6 years as the intake clinician and training coordinator. Recently Peter has moved into providing secondary consultation to services and is part of Spectrum's new consumer and carer program.
Who should register? Family and friends who are supporting someone with BPD (or a likely diagnosis of BPD).
Cost: Free. Registration is ESSENTIAL
Catering: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.
Public Transport: easily accessible via tram (No. 86 Stop 14) or train. Closest Met station is Parliament
about a 10-15 minute walk.
Parking: All day parking is available close by at the Melbourne Museum car park on Nicholson Street. Early bird rate for parking is $17.00. Enter before 9.30am, exit after 2.30pm.
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 8833 3050.
NB Spectrum provides training to clinicians and workers through it's Professional Development Team. To download a copy of available training click here