Skills For Working with BPD: An Introduction to STEPPS with Diane Clare

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Date(s) - 04/11/2019
All Day

St Andrews on the Terrace


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Skills for working with BPD: an introduction to STEPPS

Diane Clare will provide attendees with practical skills for working with those with emotional intensity difficulties.

The workshop will also provide an introduction to the STEPPS (Systems Training in Emotional Predictability & Problem Solving) programme, explain why this approach is so helpful in responding to clients with consistency, and why it lends itself well to a cultural approach with Maori and Pacific cultures due to working with the client’s support system. STEPPS is a skills-based approach using CBT principles for those working with Borderline Personality Disorder clients – youth and adults alike, in groups or as individuals, which can be applied to a range of clients with emotional regulation difficulties (e.g. anger management, anxiety management), and not just for BPD. Originally developed at the University of Iowa, the STEPPS approach has been rolled out internationally with resounding successes.

This one-day training will examine and address, the following questions regarding Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD):

What is personality?

  • How does personality become disordered?
  • What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
  • Why does BPD have such an impact on staff?
  • How is BPD most effectively managed and treated?
  • What does STEPPS offer that makes it easier to learn than methods like Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)?
Who Should Attend
  • Therapists and MH professionals in both primary and secondary level care
  • Front-line staff with no, or little psychological training
  • Those working in social services, health and law enforcement
  • This training will particularly suit those in NFP’s and community-based outreach services – those working with specific groups including young people or people with comorbid substance use.

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About Diane Clare

Nelson based Diane Clare is a registered clinical psychologist who trained at the University of Canterbury. Diane has worked in mental health and counselling services in leadership and Director level roles in primary care, adult mental health, forensic, intellectual disability and tertiary student services.

In 2005 she developed the Alternatives to Self Harm (ASH) programme and has presented her work internationally. An engaging presenter, Diane’s workshops have an emphasis on providing practical solutions in a wide range of applications

Earlybird Price – $220.00 + GST
Standard Price – $250.00 + GST

Earlybird price finishes on – Friday 18th October

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