Professional Development PD and Training Opportunities Chronic Suicidality and Self-Harm in BPD: Managing the Risk Clients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or traits are often chronically suicidal and use self-harm to regulate their emotional world. Working therapeutically with these presentations requires the clinician to assess and manage the risk differently. Learning Objectives This workshop will provide learning in: understanding the difference between chronic and acute suicide risk the functions of self-harm a model of risk assessment specific to chronic self-injury risk in BPD talking with the at-risk borderline client and managing the dynamics knowing and observing our own emotional responses and counter-transference making management decisions about risk in this population, and documenting this common systemic dynamics that occur between professionals when faced with risk in borderline personality disorder, and how to navigate these issues. Please note, Monash Health staff need not enrol. For any enquiries, please contact [email protected]. Our Trainer Ms Kelly Watt-McMahon is a consulting clinical psychologist, with over 25 years’ experience in clinical psychology, psychotherapy, assessment and consultation. She previously worked for over a decade in leadership roles at Spectrum, the state-wide personality disorder service, providing assessment and treatment to some of the most high risk cases in Victoria, and consultation and training to mental health clinicians across Australia. Kelly currently works as a Senior Lecturer at Cairnmillar, and coordinates the Master of Professional Psychology program. Course Schedule Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm Upcoming Course Dates: 2022 course dates will be released soon. To be notified for when enrolments are open, please submit your interest here. Location: Face-to-face at 391-393 Tooronga Road, Hawthorn East VIC 3123. Please note, this course may be transferred to online delivery pending any social restrictions at the time of the course. Please note, this course is subject to receiving a minimum number of enrolments and conditional to Government restrictions implemented at the time of the course. In the case we are unable to deliver the course face-to-face, a free course transfer will be available to an alternative course date, or a full refund of the course minus any platform ticketing fees. Fees Standard Price: $250External Students or Cairnmillar Alumni: $150Cairnmillar Student: $40 Our programs attract a 10% concession for health care card holders, pensioners, full‐time students and people receiving benefits. Those applying for concessions must provide a copy (photo evidence is accepted) of their student card, social security card, or health care card together with their application, via email to [email protected]. Enrol To enrol, please click here. Alternatively, please visit our Events page. Further Information Cairnmillar can offer this or other tailored courses for your organisation’s needs. If you have a group of 10 or more participants, we can come to you. For further information, email the Professional Development Team at [email protected].