Sydney Alumni PD Session - Understanding and Managing Borderline Personality Disorder

Posted by the Alumni team on 1 October 2015

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The ACAP Alumni Team is pleased to have Dr Ester Senderey present our next professional development workshop in Sydney on;

Understanding and Managing Borderline Personality Disorder

Date:                Wednesday 21st October
Times:              5.30pm to 6.00pm Registration, Refreshments & Networking
                          6.00pm to 8.30pm Presentation
Cost:                 Alumni Covered by ACAP
Location:          Level 5 Lecture Room 1, 11 York Street, Sydney
Registrations:  Please see below

Dr Ester Senderey is a consulting clinical psychologist with specialised training in the diagnosis and treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD).

In 2001, she conducted a comprehensive review of services for a major private psychiatric hospital. As a result of the report recommendations, an inpatient and outpatient Dialectical Behavior Therapy based program for the treatment of inpatient and outpatients with BPD was established and evaluated.

In 2004, Ester established a similar program in another major private psychiatric hospital in Sydney. In both institutions, she trained all relevant staff members and provided ongoing support and supervision to staff involved in program delivery and evaluation.

In February 2012, Ester joined the School of Psychological Sciences.  In her role of ACAP Psychology Clinic Manager, she is involved in teaching, training and supervision of postgraduate students enrolled in the school's Professional Psychology courses.

During this session Dr Senderey will cover the following:

  • Introduction to understanding BPD from a bio-psycho-social perspective, prevalence rates and implications for sufferers, their carers (family and friends as well as professionals) and the community in general;
  • BPD as a dysregulation disorder and the DSM5 categorical vs dimensional approach
  • Psychological treatment of BPD: address dysregulation and core components of group skills training
  • Overview of the most common intervention strategies: opposite action, behavioural analysis

By attending this event you will receive a certificate crediting you with 2.5 PD hours.

Registrations are crucial as places are limited. Please register via the online form. Registrations will be via Eventrbrite and you will receive an email confirming your registration.