‘Parenting has been the biggest challenge of my life. I’ve had the biggest lows… but I’ve also had the biggest highs. I would say parenting broke me, just a little, or maybe a lot, but as I’m healing I’m only getting stronger, much more than I ever was before. So really parenting has saved me. And It’s given me a reason to be here. This all sounds a bit corny, but it's all true...
‘I think growing up I pushed emotions away because it was easier. I found ways to cope that weren’t healthy...Even now I find it hard to “feel” unless I’m MASSIVELY up or down. There’s no middle ground for me – that’s all just a bit empty. I’m very aware of trying to raise my boys to be able to talk about feelings and name emotions. I use books and stories to explain things in ways they can understand.' - Sasha, mother of two who has BPD from Metro.co.uk
Between 2 and 10 percent of the Australian population experience some form of complex trauma disorder or borderline personality disorder. Of those affected, 80 percent have a history of trauma, especially in childhood. This workshop aims to provide a deeper understanding of these conditions, the different ways they can present, impacts of the perinatal period, treatment options and how to refer, and how to be most helpful as care providers to expecting and new parents who have these conditions, and to their families. The workshop will also include a focus on self-care for health and mental health care providers as core to trauma-informed care practice.
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Workshop | Complex Trauma Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder in the Perinatal Period
An interactive, practice-focussed workshop for midwives, MCH Nurses and all health, mental health and family services professionals working with expecting and new parents and families.
Hear from speakers including:
Prof. Jayashri Kulkarni
Jayashri Kulkarni is Professor of Psychiatry at the Alfred and Monash University and directs a large research group dedicated to discovering new treatments, new understanding and new services for people with a range of mental illnesses. She pioneered the novel use of estrogen as a treatment for schizophrenia and is internationally acknowledged as a leader in the field of reproductive hormones and their impact on mental health. She was elected the President of the International Association of Women’s Mental Health in 2017 and this year became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to medicine in the field of psychiatry.
Josephine Beatson is a Senior Clinical Advisor to Spectrum, a consultant psychiatrist, and psychoanalytic psychotherapist with over 30 years’ experience in public and private settings.
She is a Senior Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne, and has a particular interest in the understanding and treatment of severe personality disorders. Dr Beatson was the principal author of the book, Borderline Personality Disorder: Towards Effective Treatment, published in 2010.
Rita Brown is the Carer Consultant for Spectrum and brings a lived experience of supporting/caring for someone with BPD within Spectrum and other mental health services. Rita leads the Learning More About BPD: Workshop for Families and Friends, which runs several times a year. Rita is a volunteer and board member of the Australian BPD Foundation, and a co-facilitator of the Mind Australia BPD Family and Carer Support Group.
Brighid Brodie is a Counsellor and Family Therapist who works as a Team Supervisor for the PANDA National Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Helpline. The Helpline provides counselling and referral to expecting and new parents experiencing mental health issues (including Complex Trauma Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder), and to their partners and family members, and secondary consultation to health professionals.
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Wednesday 27 November 2019 | 9am to 4pm
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Skills and Education Centre Level 2 Training Room,
250-290 Spring St East Melbourne (adjacent to Parliament Station)
$195 or $115 for students
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