Role Theory: Working with BPD

Avoiding the Chaos – Working with Clients Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder

“Just because our clients are in chaos does not mean that we have to be in chaos.”
This workshop explores working with individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder through the lens of role theory. Participants will be given many opportunities to practice a number of process-oriented and action based interventions to assist in working with individuals spontaneously and creatively.

Working with clients diagnosed with BPD can be rewarding, challenging and frustrating.  Labile moods, impulsive and risky actions and, at times self-harm behaviour can offer complexities to the therapeutic encounter. Using a number of vignettes to explore the transference / counter-transference issues that may surface in the therapeutic encounter, participants will gain greater insights into the roles they demonstrate in reaction or response to the roles demonstrated by the individual (and vice versa).

Feedback from prior participants:

  • “Great to be with like-minded people – thought-provoking – great information”
  • “…inspires me to be more curious and to investigate”
  • “Wendy is an engaging & interesting trainer who is very knowledgeable and thought-provoking”
  • “…an opportunity to reflect on your actions, why you are drawn to certain behaviours and helps to realign your intentions”
  • “Brace yourself – you’ll uncover things about yourself, your role and how you feel in the best possible way”

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