Events & Conferences

Who shifted the goalpost? borderline personality disorder and first episode psychosis

What: One-day workshop
When: 8 August 2017
Where: Melbourne, Vic Australia
Suitable for: Clinicians
Organiser: Orygen - the National Centre of Excellence in Youth mental Health
More Info: Orygen website

XVth International Congress of the international society for the study of personality disorders (ISSPD)

What: Congress
When: 25-28 September 2017
Where: Heidelberg, Germany
Organiser: ISSPD
More Info: ISSPD website

bpd foundation national conference

What: Conference - From Stigma to Strength
When:  18 October
Where: Perth, WA, Australia
Organiser: Australian BPD Foundation Limited
More Info: Australian BPD website

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY WITH ADOLESCENTS

What: 2 day workshop - skills, strategies and engaging teens & caregivers
When:  1 & 2 November 2017
Where: Adelaide, SA, Australia
Presenter: Professor Jill Rathus, Long Island University New York
Organiser: Northern Health Network & Headspace Edinburgh North
More info: Flyer

2017 Staying connected when emotions run high workshops

When:   TBA
Where:  TBA
Suitable for:   Families and carers
Organiser:    Dr Annemaree Bickerton (Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatrist) and Toni Garretty (Clinical Coordinator) Family and Carer Mental Health Program
Cost:   Free
More Info:   Past Flyer or contact Toni Garretty Phone (02) 4220 7919

Me and my relationships

A 12 week program that assists carers to overcome interpersonal problems and build stronger & healthier relationships with others, in particular the person they provide support to.

When: TBA 2017
Where: University of Wollongong & ARAFMI Illawarra
Suitable for: Carers
Organiser: University of Wollongong
Cost: Free
More Info: Flyer or contact meandmyrelationships@gmail.com or 02 4221 5605 (message bank)

FAMILY CONNECTIONS PROGRAM

Designed to provide parents, spouses, adult children and siblings the knowledge and skills that will be helpful to them for their own wellbeing in living with a relative with BPD.

When: Call (02) 4254 1699 for dates
Where: TBA
Suitable for: parents, spouses, adult children & siblings of person with BPD
Organiser: ARAFMI Illawarra
Cost: Free
More Info: Flyer

PERSONALITY DISORDER CARER SUPPORT GROUPS

A support group for carers who support a loved one living with Personality Disorder’s and want to share experiences and strategies on positive caring

When: 1st Tuesday of the month 5.30pm to 7.30pm 
Where:  South Coast Private Hospital, 112 Burelli St, Wollongong
Suitable for: Carers and family members of people with a Personality Disorder
Organiser: ARAFMI Illawarra
Contact:  02 4254 1699
Cost:  Free
More Info:
 Flyer    

Past events  

Early Intervention for Borderline Personality Disorder for clinicians working with young people

What: Two-day workshop
When: 15 & 16 June 2017
Where: Melbourne
Suitable for: Clinicians
Organiser: Orygen - the National Centre of Excellence in Youth mental Health
More Info: Orygen website 

understanding borderline personality disorder

What: One-day workshop
When: 17 May 2017
Where: Melbourne
Suitable for: Community Professionals working with young people
Organiser: Orygen - the National Centre of Excellence in Youth mental Health
More Info: Orygen website 

Clinical Skills Workshop

One day workshop for working with people with self-harm and complex mental health problems including personality disorder.

When: Monday, 15 May 2017
Where: Campbelltown Catholic Club, Campbelltown NSW
Suitable for: Staff working in mental health & community of non-government settings
Run by: Project Air Strategy
Trainers: Professor Brin Grenyer and Elizabeth Huxley
Cost: $150 (no early bird or concessions)
More info: Flyer  

Professor Otto Kernberg (New York) 2017 workshops and presentations on personality disorder treatment

26th April - Melbourne 27th-29th April - Sydney 

Anthony Bateman workshops on mentalisation based therapy

4-6 May 2017 - Sydney 

5th Annual Conference Westmead Psychotherapy Program for Complex Traumatic Disorders

When: Friday, 19 August 2016
Where: Westmead Hospital
Cost: $70
More Info: Flyer

INTERNATIONAL PERSONALITY DISORDER WORKSHOPS WITH
PROFESSOR ALAN FRUZZETTI

Hosted by Project air
 

When: Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 June 2015 - 9am to 5pm
Where:  Australian Technology Park, Sydney
Suitable for:  Health Professionals, Carers and Families
Presenter:  Prof Alan Fruzzetti
Cost:  See workshop flyer below
More Info:  Alan Fruzzetti Personality Disorder Workshop Flyer
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BPD CONFERENCE

Perth September 2015 - Project Phoenix BPD Conference   

2015 FAMILY CONNECTIONS LEADER TRAINING

Training to lead groups of family/friends of people with borderline personality disorder.

When: 2 & 3 May 2015
Where: Melbourne
Suitable for:  Registered mental health professional OR family/friend of person with borderline personality disorder
Presenter: Dr Roy Krawitz
Cost:   see flyer below
More Info:

2015 INNOVATORS SERIES - Innovators in personality disorders treatment

Dr Frank Yeomans (Transference Focused Psychotherapy) and Dr Giancarlo Dimaggio (Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy) - provide specialised trainings in March and May 2015

March 2015: Dr Frank Yeomans presents workshops on “Transference Focused Psychotherapy”. Dr Yeomans is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell, Director of Training at the Personality Disorders Institute of Weill-Cornell, Adjunct Associate Professor at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Director of the Personality Studies Institute. Workshops are in various locations including Sydney (27 March), and Melbourne (30-31 March).

May 2015: Dr Giancarlo Dimaggio presents on "Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy”. Dr Dimaggio is a founding member of the Center for Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy, Rome and trainer for the Italian Society of Cognitive and Behaviour Psychotherapy. Only Australian workshop is in Brisbane (1-2 May).   

NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER - 11 DECEMBER 2014

Project Air's Heidi Jarman is guest speaker at the ARAFMI Illawarra Caring for Carers meeting at 6.30pm on Thursday, 11 December 2014 - view flyer.

DBT WorkshopS 

Project Air Strategy and Spectrum Personality Disorders Service of Victoria co-hosted skills training workshops in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in Sydney and Melbourne during September 2014. The training was extremely popular with both events booking out months before. The training was conducted by Dr Roy Krawitz, Dr Carla Walton and Dr Emily Cooney. We are hoping to run similar training in the future. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to be notified of future training please email info-projectair@uow.edu.au. 

More details on September 2014 workshops.

BPD workshops for families and professionals

Do you want to know more about Borderline Personality Disorder? Are you involved in supporting someone with the disorder, either as a family member, carer or health professional?

ARAFMI and Project Air Strategy are supporting a fortnightly Borderline Personality Disorder Carer Support Group in the Wollongong region for families and carers. More information here.

Workshops for Families:

A new intervention for Families and Carers "Staying Connected When Emotions Run High" - a free workshop WOLLONGONG Tuesday, 18 November 2014. for more details contact Toni e: toni.garretty@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au or 42207919.

ARAFMI Hunter - NIB have a number of workshops for families through 2014. See attached for more details or contact ARAFMI on (02) 49612 842

Workshops for Professionals:

A free introductory workshop for Professionals "Staying Connected When Emotions Run high" - WOLLONGONG Tuesday, 7 October 2014 or NOWRA Thursday, 23 October 2014. For more details or contact Toni e: toni.garretty@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au or  (02) 42207919.

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3rd National Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Day
Conference 3rd - 4th October 2013

Mental Health Carers ARAFMI NSW Inc in collaboration with the Mental Health Association, invite you to the Third National Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Day Conference to celebrate some good news in mental health. The theme for the conference is "Celebrating Recovery" and it will be held on 3-4 October 2013 at the University of Technology, Sydney.

More at www.arafmi.org/article/3rd-national-borderline-personality-disorder-awareness-day-conference-3-4-october-2013
 

FREE Mental Health Community Forums: "Understanding Personality Disorder and Relationship Strategies"

The South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Family and Carer Mental Health Program Team, in partnership with Aftercare FACES will be holding a FREE Mental Health Community Forum across three sites, Wollongong, Bondi Junction and Sutherland.

These events are open to families, carers, consumers and interested members of the community. The Psychiatrist within the team will deliver the clinical component, joined by consumer and carer guest speakers who will provide their personal experiences. Before concluding the program the audience will be given opportunity to ask the panel of expert's questions.It is hoped the forum will increase awareness and reduce stigma surrounding the complexities of this mental illness and provide some helpful strategies in building better relationships. RSVPs are essential.

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FREE BBQ and information event to help raise awareness and increase understanding about Borderline Personality Disorder - a serious mental illness affecting 2-5% of Australians.WHERE: St George Hospital BBQ Area - Gray St, Kogarah
TIME: 11:30am-1:00pm

2011 -2013 Project Air Strategy Training

2011-2013 Project Air Strategy Training was held in South Eastern and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Districts, and Justice Health.
For further information on training please contact: Project Air Strategy info-projectair@uow.edu.au.
 

Last reviewed: 1 August, 2017

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