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The Many Guises of BPD: Unravelling Diagnostic Complexity

Presentations involving Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can be complex. Clinicians often acknowledge this complexity but are left with questions about which direction to take, particularly when other conditions co-occur with BPD. This conference will address the comorbid and co-occurring disorders that frequently complicate assessment and treatment of BPD.

Eminent speakers will examine the problems that arise and offer their views on effective treatment for both BPD and the comorbid condition. Many co-occurring conditions will be addressed, including substance use, depression, psychosis, eating disorders and antisocial personality.

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8th Annual National BPD Conference: Brisbane

The 8th Annual National BPD Conference was held in Brisbane on 10-11th September 2018. Presentations will be uploaded to the Australian BPD Foundation's website. Conference Website
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Consumer and Carer Day (Project Air NSW)

As part of the 12th International Conference for the Treatment of Personality Disorders Project Air invites interested Consumer and Carers to attend the Consumer and Carer Day on Thursday 1st November 2018

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12th International Conference on the Treatment of Personality Disorders

The Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders, Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, Wollongong University Professional and Clinical Psychology programs and NSW Ministry of Health invite you to the 12th International Conference on the Treatment of Personality Disorders. The theme “New ways of working with antisocial personalities and early intervention” provides a unique opportunity to be updated with the latest research in Australia and internationally. Experts in the field will present a variety of papers and posters covering topics including the consumer and carers perspective, research, and innovative service developments.

 

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Brisbane North: Launch of the local MHPN BPD Network

The network was established to meet an identified need in the region - for networking, sharing resources, and support for professionals involved in service provision to individuals living with BPD.

Melissa Kent will present on the launch of the network and refreshments will be provided

Thursday 4th October 1pm-2.30pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact: Dr Sarah Swannell  Ph: 0423 339 152

 
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Melbourne: BPD Community-Celebration Night

BPD Community: The first Week of October is BPD Awareness Week. This year we are again celebrating this event with our 4th consecutive Celebration Night. Every year we take time out to party and celebrate the year’s successes. It is the opportunity for the Board of Directors to report to our community on our achievements over the year. It is the chance to listen to a story of recovery and celebrate an individual’s personal journey, this year Gabrielle Blair will be presenting her journey towards recovery. And joining as usual to entertain us will be Zeke Ox.
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Webinar: BPD and Families – What’s the Connection?

Register now for a webinar with a panel discussion featuring Dr Perry Hoffman, co-creator of Family Connections and President of the National Education Alliance for BPD; Liz Hodgman, carer peer and Family Connections facilitator; Jake Hodgman, person with lived experience of BPD; Carolyn Bright, DBT clinician Fremantle Hospital and Family Connections leader trainer; Jennie Fitzhardinge, webinar facilitator and Family Connections facilitator, and Terri-Lee Hill, Family Connections facilitator.

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Ballarat (VIC): Learning More About BPD-a workshop for carers

This one 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. *Please note this workshop is for families and friends of people with BPD - not workers Register: rohan(at)bhs.org.au or (03) 5320 3047
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Perth: BPD Awareness Week Picnic in the Park

We invite you to bring along a picnic or bbq and join us in raising awareness for Borderline Personality Disorder week on Saturday 6th October 2018 11.30am - 1.30pm.

Lived experience speaker and Australian BPD Foundation WA branch committee member, Carissa Wright will share her experience travelling to New York recently and visiting the US based charity Emotions Matter.

VENUE: Charles Paterson Park, 54 Craig St, BURSWOOD

To register email: bpdwa(at)bpdfoundation.org.au

 
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Canberra: FREE Family Day 7th October 2018

Join us for the BPD Awareness Week FREE Family day with Sausage Sizzle, Art, Mindfulness and Self Care activities.

Please bring your own blankets and chairs. Plenty of parking and public toilets available.

NB This is an alcohol FREE event. For more information and to register: bpdawarenessact(at)gmail.com  
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Sydney: BPD Awareness Week Event

Join us for a FREE evening of Networking and Nibbles at our 2018 BPD Awareness Week Event, featuring a number of presentations.  See flyer for full details.

When: Wednesday 10th October 2018 5pm - 8.30pm RSVP: Laura 02 9332 0777 bpdnsw(at)bpdfoundation.org.au. Registration is essential due to limited space.  
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Online Carers Forum: supporting your partner experiencing BPD

Sane Online Forum Topic Tuesday: Supporting your Partner Experiencing BPD with a special guest.  More information to follow. Tuesday 23rd October 2018 7pm AEDT. To register go to: https://bpdfoundation.saneforums.org
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Melbourne – Mindful self-compassion workshop

Learn about self-compassion, what exactly it is, and how you can begin to apply it in your everyday life 2nd October 2018 Some of the main features of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) include intense emotional distress, self criticism and self-loathing. Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself for various inadequacies or shortcomings, self-compassion means you show yourself kindness and understanding when confronted with difficult experiences. Mindful Self-Compassion combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing especially when faced with hardships, when we experience loss, stuff up, hurt each other, or just feel miserable. It’s during these times that we are often also so harsh on ourselves. Registration essential
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Ipswich-West

First anniversary of the Ipswich-West Moreton MHPN BPD and BPD Awareness Week celebrations

Join us to reflect on the past 12 months, plan for the next, and hear from Lived Experience speaker Keiran about the journey towards recovery here in Ipswich.

Wednesday 3rd October 10.30am-12pm For more information Melissa(at)melissakentpsychology.com.au
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Adelaide: Lived Experience Event

Join us for a FREE evening of Lived Experience voices at our 2018 BPD Awareness Week Event.

  • Lived Experience advocates Aaron and Tanya speak about BPD and their paths to recovery.
  • Hear about the SA BPD Centre of Excellence and share your thoughts on what consumers would find helpful.
  • Event will be opened by SA Minister of Health Stephen Wade, MLC and also include an address by Tammy Franks, Greens MLC

Wednesday 3rd October       Register

 
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