Professional Development Workshops 2017

Download the 2017 Spectrum Professional Development Calendar [PDF]

Family and friends workshops 

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Learning about borderline personality disorder (BPD): A 4-week evening series for families and friends

      • Date:   Tuesdays 7, 14, 21 and 28 February (4 sessions over 4 weeks)
      • Time:   6.30pm – 9.00pm
      • Fee: Free (please note this workshop is for family and friends – not workers)

Learning about borderline personality disorder (BPD): A 1-day workshop for families and friends

      • Dates:  4 dates available – choose from Monday 6 March or Wednesday 24 May or Wednesday 26 July or Tuesday 12th September or Wednesday 15 November 
      • Time:   9.30am – 4.30pm
      • Fee: Free (please note this workshop is for family and friends – not workers)

Registration at

 Enquiries to Rita at Spectrum or (03) 8833 3050.


Clinician workshops 

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 Understanding and working with clinical risk (1-day workshop)

Understanding and treating people with a diagnosis of BPD (1-day workshop) 

Managing crises in people with BPD: A workshop for emergency department, crisis assessment teams and mental health clinicians (1-day workshop)

Creating coherence: An introduction to the principles and practical applications of DBT (2 day workshop)

Understanding and managing challenging BPD presentations: A workshop for private and public practice psychiatrists (1 day workshop + 12 months’ supervision for 2 hours once a month)

Mentalization based treatment for BPD (2-day workshop)



Times: All full day workshops run from 9.30am-4.30pm.

Fees: Unless otherwise stated, half day workshops cost $110 including GST, 1-day workshops cost $220 including GST and 2-day workshops cost $440 including GST.

Refreshments: Lunch, morning and afternoon tea are included in full day training price. Light refreshments will be served at evening workshops.

Parking: All day parking is available close by at the Melbourne Museum car park. Early bird rate for parking is $17.00. Enter before 9.30am, exit after 2.30pm.

Cancellation policy: If your circumstances change and you can no longer attend this event after you have registered please email no later than one (1) week prior to the event to cancel and/or be issued with a full refund. A refund will not be issued if notification has not been received within this time frame and you will be required to pay for the event.

General enquiries:  Please contact Spectrum on 8833 3050 or email