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The 2023 BPD Awareness theme is Be the Difference: Principles of Care
People living with borderline personality disorder (BPD) often experience stigma and discrimination which remains a significant barrier to accessing appropriate care.
There are several evidence-based treatments for BPD, such as Dialectical behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT), Schema-Focused Therapy (SFT) and Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP). However, these may require many years of mastery and often have limited availability. Recently, structured generalist approaches have been developed drawn from the core principles of ‘what works’ from these specialist therapies. They have been proven to work for people experiencing BPD.
The core principles of care can be easily incorporated in the practice of health professionals, expanding access to treatment and ensuring every interaction can make a therapeutic. difference.
Be the difference, make a difference, by applying the BPD core principles of care in your practice.
The campaign aims to deepen the existing knowledge health professionals have about BPD and discover more about the key principles of care that make the difference. New resources will be available soon.
This year's BPD Awareness Week Ambassador is A/Prof Jo Beatson OAM who over many decades has aimed to improve clinical understandings, access to treatment and treatment effectiveness people living with borderline personality disorder (BPD) in Victoria and Australia-wide. She has contributed substantially to changing negative community and professional attitudes towards people living with BPD.
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