Treatment principles for people living with Borderline Personality Disorder

Date produced 21 February 2018

Our interdisciplinary panel discuss treatment principles for people living with Borderline Personality Disorder.

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Through an exploration of borderline personality disorder, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to: 

  • identify the core treatment strategies for borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • describe the application of treatment principles included in the National Health and Medical Research Council Clinical practice guidelines for borderline personality disorder
  • identify how to be therapeutic even when not undertaking formal psychotherapy .

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts’ bios.

  • Professor Sathya Rao (Psychiatrist, Victoria)
  • Ms Teresa Stevenson (Psychologist, Western Australia)
  • Mr Aaron Fornarino  (Consumer Advocate, South Australia)



  • Dr Lyn O’Grady (Community Psychologist, Victoria)

 Access a range of resources to enrich your learning experience:

  •   story, the casestudy on which the panel discussion is based
  • The presentation slides
  • A list of resources from Spectrum and the Australian BPD Foundation 

This webinar was produced in February 2018. The Mental Health Professionals’ Network’s webinars are produced for mental health professionals. The information is intended for suitably-experienced mental health professionals and does not replace clinical judgement and decision making. It is intended for use as a guide of a general nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances. The subject matter is not exhaustive of any mental health conditions presented. Health professionals implementing any recommendations contained in the webinar must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances when so doing. Any information presented in the webinar recording was deemed relevant at the time of the live event and after this date has not been reviewed. No guarantee can be given that the information is free from error or omission.

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