BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

Specific Informal Peer/Professional Support 

 

Are you a mental health worker who would like  BPD specific  informal peer/professional support

around your clients with BPD? 

Are you an organisation who would like support for your workers who have clients with BPD?   

 

I am most passionate about all things BPD.   I am in the unique position of having professional qualifications, peer mental health worker roles and a recovered lived experience personal perspective on BPD.   I have eight years’ experience working in community mental health with clients from all different backgrounds.  In  2017 I started up my own counselling psychotherapy private practice with a special focus on people with Borderline Personality Disorder.   

 

I can do face to face informal peer/professional support, email, phone or skype supervision at my office in Aveley

as  well as group support at your organisation. 

 

FEES

$100 per hour for individuals

$200 per hour for groups. 

Travel time if necessary $20

 

WHAT YOU WILL GET

A comprehensive array of knowledge and experience

Professional advice

Personal advice

Practical advice

Up to date research on BPD

How to use DBT skills with clients

List of relevant services and resources

List of books, podcasts, websites and DVDs

Peer stories and case studies

Email and phone support

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Edith Cowan University Psychology/Counselling Double Major degree and Deans List 2008

Cert IV Mental Health 

 

TRAINING

Dialectical Behaviour Training from Portland DBT Institute 2015

RESEARCH TEAM MURDOCH UNIVERSITY

Murdoch University Research Team co-author of Academic journal articles.  Findings published in International Journal of Mental Health Nursing

  • Recovery and Borderline Personality Disorder: A Description of the Innovative Open Borders Program

  • Perspectives of the Open Borders Program for People with Borderline Personality Disorder

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Psychotherapy in Australia 2008

  • The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

 

AWARDS

Inaugural Barbara Hocking SANE Australia Fellowship 2014

Act, Belong, Commit 2012

  • winner of 45 second TV advert promoting positive mental health

 

KEY NOTE SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

National Australian Borderline Personality Disorder Foundation Conference  2017

Project Air Strategy Personality Disorders Conference 2015

 

OTHER SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

National ABPDF Conference Adelaide 2015

THEMHS Conferences 2013, 2014, 2015

Joondalup Community Mental Health 2013

Clarkson Community Mental Health 2013

The Marian Centre 2013

Sentiens Day Centre 2013

South Metropolitan Health Department 2013

 

BPD SPECIFIC CONFERENCES ATTENDED

Bruce Perry Trauma Conference 2015

 

BPD SUPPORT GROUPS FACILITATED

BPD Consumer Support Group UCW 2015

 

BPD COMMITTEES

Project Air Strategy Peer Support Group Program Advisory Committee 2017

ABPDF Consumer representative 2014-2016

 

BPD WORKSHOPS CREATED, WRITTEN AND PRESENTED

Uniting Care West BPD Workshop 2013

Uniting Care West Disclosing with Wise Mind 2013

Uniting Care West Managing Difficult Participants 2013

Uniting Care West Behavioural Chain Analysis 2016

Partners in Recovery BPD Workshop 2015

Peedac Employment Personality Disorders Workshop

UNIVERSITY GUEST LECTURER

Murdoch University

Curtin University

Edith Cowan University

Griffiths University Queensland

 

TRAUMA WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

Trauma Informed Recovery Workshop 2013

Trauma Informed Care Workshop 2015

 

LITERARY ACHIEVEMENTS

ABC Books/Harper Collins published books

  • The Bad Mother’s Revenge (2006)

  • Death by Teenager (2009)

Regular weekly radio spot on ABC720 from 2004 to 2008

Sunday Times Freelance Journalist

My Child Magazine 2008 – 2011

Community Newspapers  guest spots on mental health issues

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