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12th international treatment of personality disorders conference

New ways of working with antisocial personalities and early intervention

Conference:    Friday, 2 November 2018                     

Workshop:        Saturday, 3 November 2018

9am - 4pm

University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia

FRIDAY's CONFERENCE will feature a number of national and international presentations on developments in the field of personality disorders treatment. Keynote speaker, Professor Anthony Bateman (UK), will present on “Working with antisocial personality disorder: what research and clinical experience teaches us”.

Another Keynote speaker, Dr Steve Gillard (UK) will present on "Peer work – roles, research and methodology".

SATURDAY's WORKSHOP is presented by Professor Anthony Bateman (UK) for clinicians and health professionals and is an opportunity to learn from a distinguished researcher and clinical psychologist in a workshop titled: Mentalisation-based Therapy for antisocial personality disorder: clinical dilemmas and recommendations.

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The NSW Minister for Mental Health, Hon Tanya Davies MP will open the conference.

Other presentations are planned to include:

Mahlie Jewell and Kerry-Ann Chapman (Sydney) ‘Redefining recovery’
Martin Selbom (U Otago, New Zealand) ‘Antisocial personality disorder/ psychopathy in DSM-5, contrasting the traditional categorical model and the alternative model operationalisations’
Silvio Bellino & Paola Bozzatello (U Turin, Italy) ‘Interpersonal therapy adapted to borderline personality disorder: contributions to research in clinics and brain imaging’
Katherine Compitus (U New York and Cornell, USA) ‘Animal assisted attachment therapy as an adjunct to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder’
Gwenyth Francis (Sydney) ‘Dys-regulation; A therapeutic impasse management for non-responders working relationally and trauma informed with individuals with anti-social personality disorder’

The full program of speakers will be available closer to the event. 


Early Bird Registration if paid by 21 September 2018
$150 Conference Day 1
$180 Workshop Day 2
$305 Conference Day 1 & Workshop Day 2

Standard Registration
$170 Conference Day 1
$200 Workshop Day 2
$345 Conference Day1 & Workshop Day 2

Student Registration
$75 Conference Day 1
$90 Workshop Day 2
$140 Conference Day 1 & Workshop Day 2

Students must email their student ID card or enrolment record to
All prices inclusive of GST

Tea and coffee on arrival, morning tea and a light lunch is provided.


Registration is online only with credit card (Visa or MasterCard). See link "Register now" above.

Carer and Consumer Day

Click here for information on our Carer and Consumer Day being held Thursday, 1 November 2018

SEE presentations from our previous conferences.   


Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Week

The Senate of the Commonwealth of Australia has declared the first week of October as Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Week

Read the Senate declaration here.

There are activities and events throughout this week supporting BPD awareness, including an annual BPD conference.

BPD Awareness Week Website
Project Air Strategy Events & Conferences
BPD Foundation
Consumer & Carer Advocacy for BPD Statement


Last reviewed: 14 August, 2018

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