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BPD Conference October 2nd Melbourne

4th Annual National Borderline Personality Disorder Conference - Darebin Arts Center, Melbourne - October 2nd

The Australian Borderline Personality Disorder Foundation is holding the 4th Annual National Noderline Personality Disorder Conference in Melbourne on October 2nd at the Darebin Arts and Entertainment Center.


•  A/Prof Dr Andrew Chanen:   President International Society for the Study Personality Disorders & Medical Director Orygen Youth Health ‘Equity and Action for Borderline Personality Disorder’


•  Dr Roy Krawitz: Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer Auckland University and Waikato District Health Board New Zealand ‘DBT Actively Evolving a Response to Research Data.’

•  Dr Sathya Rao: Clinical Director Spectrum Personality Disorder Service for Victoria.

•  Fred Ford: Carer ‘Recovery the Lived Experience of a Partner’

•  Catherine Bennett:  ‘Recovery:  A lived experience’

•  Peter King:  PhD [Candidate] Grad Dip Com Psych NursBN ‘Interim Report on his research into “What Works”’


•  Dr Peter McKenzie:  Bouverie Centre ‘Fostering Realistic Hope’

•  Newcastle Family Support:  Consumer, carer and clinician ‘The Emotional Wisdom for People with Lived Experience of BPD’

•  Barbara Mullen:  Carer  ‘Validation’

•  Lived Experience Panel Discussion facilitated by Hannah Meurer: VIMIAC ‘What Has Worked for me’

•  Amanda Johnson:   Melbourne DBT Clinic ‘Therapy Options That Work Explained’

•  Graeme Lamont; Senior Psychologist Eastern Health –Eastern Dual Diagnosis Service. ‘Co-Occurring Substance use /BPD What Can Help’

•  Ian Brooks and team: MIND {ARAFEMI} ‘Getting off the Roller Coaster, Our Experience in Supporting Carers’

•  Katie Wyman (Spectrum) 'Wise Choices - ACT Program'

•  Rose Cuff:  Bouverie Centre ‘Having the Conversation:  Principles of Talking with Children, Young People and Families when a parent has BPD’

•  Indigo Daya: Person with Lived Experience:  Consultant Mental Illness Fellowship ‘Embracing the elephant... and not getting trampled   Trauma and BPD’

•  Lee Crothers & Ben McKechnie: Orygen Youth Services ‘HYPE program and early intervention in BPD’

Chill out area and an active recovery space.


Online booking is now available at or via email: or phone (03) 8805 5588 (please leave a message)

The BPD Foundation has received some funding through the MHCA conference fund to assist travel expenses for consumers and carers from interstate and regional Victoria. If you would like to apply for this funding, please email us at with your name, contact details, involvement with BPD, any involvement with consumer/carer networks and a short paragraph explaining your need for this funding.

Download the information flyer: CLICK HERE

Download the Conference Poster: CLICK HERE

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