Pre-Conference Workshop

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Early Intervention for Borderline Personality Disorder


This one day workshop is for individuals currently working in the mental health sector who are interested in improving mental health outcomes for individuals with a lived experience of Borderline Personality Disorder.

This workshop is suitable for anyone who would like to improve or enhance their knowledge, from beginners just starting out to those already active in their roles.

Mental health clinicians, health professionals, non government organisations and government employees would find this workshop useful in helping to reform and develop the sector.

This workshop will cover the current research evidence about BPD in young people and present a model for best practice early intervention services for youth with BPD and associated problems.

Learning objectives are to:

  • Understand the rationale for early intervention for borderline personality disorder
  • Understand the key principles of early intervention for borderline personality disorder
  • Understand the structure of an exemplar early intervention program for borderline personality disorder
  • Distinguish factors that might make treating borderline personality disorder more challenging
  • Provide an overview of a relational model that can assist in working collaboratively with young people with borderline personality disorder

Date: 17 OCTOBER 2017


  • Registration opens at 8.00am
  • Start -9:15-10:45am
  • Morning Break 10.45-11.00am
  • Morning Session 11.00pm-12:30pm
  • Lunch 12.30-1.15pm
  • Afternoon Session 1:15-2:45pm
  • Afternoon Break 2.45-3.00pm
  • Final Session 3.00-4:30pm

Address:  Bendat Community Center, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley. 

If you have any queries, please contact the conference project officer Hannah Harbinson on or (08) 6246 3019.