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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Monday 21st September 2020

Clayton Hotel, 7 City Walk, Leeds, LS11 9AT

9.00am Registration, 9.30am Welcome and 4.30pm Close


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People living with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are often perceived as difficult, challenging and resistant to professionals’ best efforts. Frustration becomes a hallmark of the care giver:client relationship. Helplessness, hopelessness, emptiness and anger pervade. But, it doesn’t have to be this way! It is possible to work positively and hopefully, and in doing so to transform lives. There is an increasing body of evidence about efficacious therapeutic intervention, however this doesn’t always address what it is like to work with people with BPD, or offer a way of doing so positively. The course will drawn on knowledge arising from both clinical and leadership and management theories, and aims to enable participants to think differently about the work they do, whatever therapeutic modality is adopted.

Led by Dr Fiona Mason, this session will enable practitioners to gain a broad understanding of borderline personality disorder (BPD), from a wide variety of perspectives, and through this deliver better care and services to individuals, who are often excluded by virtue of their presentation and diagnosis. Emphasis will be placed on what BPD looks like in practice, the challenges posed to services, how leadership and management theory can be applied to working with people with BPD and how to use phasing and formulation to achieve better outcomes for both clients and services.

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