This one-day workshop will cover both practical and theoretical approaches to the disputed diagnosis of “Borderline Personality Disorder”, facilitated by someone with lived / living experience of these issues.
It aims to strike a balance between questioning the construct and discussing practical approaches to some of the difficulties associated with it. This is to minimise the risk that in the context of ever-decreasing budgets, changes in theoretical approach could inadvertently restrict access to support.
What we will cover
- Feminist and queer issues around “Borderline Personality Disorder”.
- Is Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder a viable alternative to “BPD”? What might ICD-11 mean for those currently diagnosed?
- Everyday trauma: day-to-day erosion and the idea of “a stable sense of self”.
- The multiple meanings and functions of self-harm.
- Practical and creative approaches to self-harm and suicidality, including harm minimisation, managing clinical fear of risk, and particularly the minimisation of iatrogenic harm.
Who is this training for?
This training is intended for anyone with a personal and/or professional interest in “Borderline Personality Disorder” and related issues such as self-harm, suicidality, and trauma. It is not a therapeutic workshop but survivors / service users and clinicians, support workers, etc., are welcome. Attendees should expect some of the subject material to be difficult and possibly triggering, but will be welcome to take a break at any point during the day.
About the trainer
Rachel Rowan Olive is an illustrator, researcher, and mental health service user/survivor with a particular interest in women’s mental health. She combines her artwork and research experience to facilitate training; her work has appeared in Asylum magazine, on the Mental Elf website, and in the Independent. She is a trustee of the National Survivor User Network. You can find her on twitter and Instagram as @rrowanolive.
- Unwaged: £12
- Self-funding part-time earners, and students: £50
- Self-funding full-time earners, and voluntary sector organisations: £100
- Private and statutory organisations (including NHS): £125
*The full fee will be chargeable if you cancel less than 7 days before the event
For more information on booking, please contact:
020 7241 8978 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mind in Camden, Barnes House, 9-15 Camden Rd, London, NW1 9LQ