Education & training

Spectrum strives to provide the knowledge, skills and support needed to deliver best-practice treatment and care.

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What we offer

Spectrum’s training team is dedicated to offering a range of programs to empower professionals, people who experience personality disorder and complex trauma and the family and friends who care for them. Our team strives to provide the knowledge, skills and support needed to deliver best-practice treatment and care.

We offer:

  • comprehensive education and professional development workshops for professionals to enhance treatment and support practices

  • programs to enhance the capacity of the whole of organisation to provide treatment and services for people with personality disorder and/or complex trauma

  • programs to provide information and support for families, friends, and carers, and

  • psychoeducation and wellbeing sessions for people with lived experience of personality disorder and complex trauma.


Some professional development workshop topics include:

  • Foundation training for working with people with
    borderline personality disorder (BPD) in non-clinical
    settings
  • BPD Core Competency workshop
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy for BPD
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment for BPD
  • Working with crises associated with BPD
  • Working with young people with complex needs

The training team work collaboratively with Spectrum’s clinical services, Centre for Personality Disorder and Complex Trauma Research and lived and living experience teams to develop evidence-based, best practice, high-quality training.

Education & training calendar

Our education and training calendar is a dynamic listing, so please check the page regularly.

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Contact education and training

Phone: (03) 8413 8750 

Email: [email protected]

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