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Fri, 16 Aug


Spectrum Training Room

Recognising and responding to potential personality disorder

Recognising and responding to potential personality disorder: A workshop for school counsellors, teachers and other education providers

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Recognising and responding to potential personality disorder

Time & Location

16 Aug 2019, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Spectrum Training Room, 110 Church St, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia

About The Event

This workshop aims to provide a foundational knowledge in the area of personality disorders to assist in conceptualisation, identification and interactions with students. It will also have recommendations for how to engage in meaningful work in the moment, manage risk presentations, and map out referral pathways.

Consideration will also be given to the impact of this work on you the professional. The workshop is designed to be interactive with opportunities to explore your own scenarios.

Marianne Weddell is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 experiences in public and private setting treating a wide range of disorders, managing teams, training staff and supervising/mentoring clinicians. She has a special interest and significant experience with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), in particular developing service and family systems to work effectively in this space. Marianne is excited to have recently joined the therapeutic community at Spectrum in the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DST) program and as a senior clinician in the Workforce Development Team. She believes in therapy as a tool to help people understand themselves, their passions and build a life worth living.

Debbie Dick has a background in nursing and family therapy. She has worked in all areas of psychiatry over 28 years. Over the past 18 years Debbie has worked at Spectrum. She has gained experience in treatment, consultation and training around Borderline Personality Disorder. Debbie remains passionate and interested in this humbling work.

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