Fortnightly on Wednesday, 12.00 – 1.00 PM (AEST/AEDT)
The Personality Disorder and Complex Trauma ECHO is a program for healthcare professionals who are keen to improve their capacity to work with people with personality disorder and complex trauma. The ultimate purpose of these sessions is to establish a community of practice of healthcare professionals ranging in expertise and who have a common purpose to improve the wellbeing of people with personality disorder and complex trauma.
Each session begins with a presentation from a Spectrum or an affiliated expert on a specific topic which is then followed by an in-depth case consultation. There are opportunities for attendees to ask questions and provide recommendations on the case study which is presented by one of the attendees.
Using a real-time online format, attendees will be able to:
- Learn new approaches and skills
- Participate in in-depth case consultation
- Receive feedback and recommendations
- Provide expertise to a community of colleagues
- Earn CPD points (self-managed)
- Have fun!
The Personality Disorder and Complex Trauma ECHO curriculum will address a variety of topics pertaining to personality disorder and complex trauma. The topics will range from understanding the causes and symptoms to topics that assist in treatment and recovery.
Who should attend: Any healthcare professional in private or public services in Victoria
Once registered, you will need to confirm your email address. Once confirmed an email will be sent to you with a link to download and import the calendar invitation to your calendar (please allow a few minutes).
Regular attendance is not required.
If you are a health clinician and would like to provide a case study for discussion during an upcoming session, please complete the Case Presentation Template (PDF, 266KB) and email it to email@example.com
General enquires: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 8413 8750
8 November 2023 Tools to assess risk in people with personality disorder and/or complex trauma by A/Prof Sathya Rao
25 October 2023 Exploring the function of suicidal and non-suicidal self-injury behaviours by Cathryn Pilcher
11 October 2023 Prevalence of suicide and non-suicidal self-injury in people with personality disorder and/or complex trauma by A/Prof Jillian Broadbear
13 September Antisocial personality disorder through a mentalising lens by Andrew Mottram
30 August 2023 Understanding Disordered Eating in the context of personality disorder by Tanya Gilmartin, CEED
16 August 2023 How to engage with carers/families when I am not given consent or the carers appear disinterested by Rita Brown
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2 August 2023 Engaging with carers/families – finding the balance between the family being family and also therapeutic allies by Rita Brown
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19 July 2023 Dialectical Behaviour Therapy informed interventions for borderline personality disorder by Marianne Weddell
21 June 2023- Fostering change within an ACT framework Pt II: Clarifying values in clients with fragmentation of self by Ashlyn Hansen
7 June 2023 – Fostering change within ACT framework pt. I: Leaning into creative hopelessness with clients with high-risk behaviours by Andy Bouwman
24 May 2023 – Let’s look at the lingo by Jacinta Emery
10 May 2023 – Systemic challenges for people with co-existing mental disorders by Dr Samantha Tabak
26 April 2023 – Disentangling psychosis symptoms in personality disorders by Dr Lukas Cheney
29 March 2023 – Managing manipulation in working with clients with diagnoses of personality disorder by Radmila Semec
15 March 2023 – More on mentalizing strategies when working with people with BPD and complex trauma by Dr Fiona Donald
1 March 2023 – Trauma-informed care within a medical model by Sarah Wallace
15 February 2023 – Sitting still and being present by Deborah Dick
1 February 2023 – Should we rename borderline personality disorder? by Assoc Prof Sathya Rao
7 December 2022 - What is mentalizing and why is it important when working with people with BPD and complex trauma? by Julian Nesci
9 November 2022 - Why isn't there a pill for BPD and/or complex PTSD? by Dr Mithra Nithianandan
23 November 2022 - To what extent does genetics contribute to the development of BPD? by Assoc Prof Jillian Broadbear
12 October 2022 - A chain analysis, what is it? How can it help people with BPD? by Zoe Gibbs
26 October 2022 - Is it ADHD or BPD? by Dr Lukas Cheney
14 September 2022 - Can a person with autism also have BPD and/or complex PTSD? by Dr Lukas Cheney
28 September 2022 - The importance of developing a shared formulation by Cathryn Pilcher
3 August 2022 - On dealing with strong feelings towards a person with PD and/or complex PTSD by Assoc Prof Josephine Beatson
17 August 2022 - Can we prevent suicide in BPD and/or complex PTSD? by Marianne Weddell
31 August 2022 - Treatment principles for BPD and/or complex PTSD by Assoc Prof Sathya Rao
6 July 2022 - What is the difference between complex PTSD and BPD? by Assoc Prof Sathya Rao
20 July 2022 - Validate the valid - the importance of validation as a therapeutic tool by Cathryn Pilcher