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Working with People with Borderline Personality Disorder – Foundational Training

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Free Course

This workshop is for AOD workers who would like to develop their skills in working with people who have borderline personality disorder (BPD) and explores the core common factors of effective engagement with this cohort.

It will provide a basic overview of signs and symptoms of BPD. The workshop will develop the workers’ understanding and practice in working effectively with people with BPD. It will include a developmental understanding of factors contributing to a diagnosis of BPD, the ongoing effects of early life experiences and complex childhood trauma, and the role of therapeutic relationships. The workshop will also focus on the assessment of, and working with risk, as well as principles for treatment and treatment planning.

Location: Online (Your zoom link will be sent to you a few days before the training)

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how BPD occurs and presents
  • Identify the principles of effective, therapeutic supportive relationships with people living with BPD
  • Set and maintain limits and boundaries with clients and work with strong emotions
  • Practice various grounding skills to stabilize emotions
  • Demonstrate an awareness of risk factors and assess the severity of risk
  • Appreciate the importance of self care, self awareness, and reflection when engaging with people who have BPD


Eligibility Criteria

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including Peer and LLE workers and workers participating in the AOD Traineeship Program.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as family violence, homelessness, mental health, and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance from your line manager to attend. If you cannot attend,  cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waitlist.

No-shows will be charged a $50 cancellation fee.

Working with People with Borderline Personality Disorder – Foundational Training

Free Course
75 days left to RSVP
Training Mode Online

VAADA acknowledges the support of the Victoria Government