Training & Events

14th international treatment of personality disorders conference

Conference Theme: "Early Intervention"

Keynote speakers will include Professor Carla Sharp - University of Houston USA and Professor Andrew Chanen - Orygen.

Conference:    Friday, 6 November 2020 (online only)

Workshop:        Saturday, 7 November 2020 (online only)

9am - 4pm

University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia

This year’s conference will be co-hosted by the AART-PD - Australasian Association for Research and Treatment of Personality Disorder, an affiliate of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ISSPD).

It presents an opportunity for professional development and to have a stimulating and thought provoking exposure to new ideas and recent work in treatment of personality disorders by experts, service users, family members, carers, service directors, managers and clinical and professional leaders. A focus this year in particular will be on early intervention for young people, although presentations from across will feature.

Friday's Conference will feature a number of national and international presentations on developments in the field of personality disorders treatment. Keynote speaker, Professor Carla Sharp (USA), will present on "Early Intervention". There will be a number of speakers throughout the conference talking about research, service developments and innovative approaches to treatment and early intervention.

Saturday's Workshop is presented by Professor Carla Sharp for clinicians and health professionals and is an opportunity to learn from a distinguished researcher and clinical psychologist in a workshop titled: "Personality challenges in adolescence: what the are, why they matter and what to do about them".

In response to the global pandemic we are offering all conference activities via Videoconference attendance. You will be able to watch the live stream or have access to a delayed webinar of the events - which will be available for your viewing until one week after the event Please refer to the below flyer for details.


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Registration Terms & Conditions


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW OPEN - Please email with your 150 word abstract including: 

  • title of presentation
  • all authors with email contact details
  • background
  • method
  • results
  • discussion

Deadline for submission is 14 September 2020.

Consumer, Family and Carer Day

Click here for information on our Consumer, Family & Carer Day being held Thursday, 5 November 2020

SEE presentations from our previous conferences.   


Last reviewed: 25 August, 2020