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Grow Workshops with Diane Clare

August 23, 2019 at 12:51 PM

From Grow 

Skills for working with BPD: an introduction to STEPPS

This workshop will provide attendees with practical skills for working with those with emotional intensity difficulties and introduce participants to the STEPPS approach (Systems Training in Emotional Predictability & Problem Solving).

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)?

In the introduction to the STEPPS programme, Diane Clare will explain why this approach is so helpful in responding to clients with consistency, and why it lends itself well to Maori and Pacific cultures as it works with the client’s own support system.

Who Should Attend

In addition to therapists and mental health/social service professionals in both primary and secondary level care, this workshop is also for front-line staff with no, or little psychological training, who may be struggling with how to work with these clients. It is suitable for those working in social services, health and law enforcement, and 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.

Wednesday 25 September, 9am-3.45pm, Mangere, Auckland

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Practical Alternatives to Self-Harm

An evidence based approach on how to respond effectively to youth and adults who are engaging in non-suicidal self-harm.

Alternatives to Self-Harm (ASH) is an approach that that has been demonstrated to lead to a reduction of self-harm risk for people with emotional dysregulation. It can increase confidence in clients to maintain more effective coping strategies, as well as progressing to other therapies as needed.

It takes a position of curious and respectful enquiry to the stories of those who consult with us (the mental health professional), developing a re-authoring approach to stories about their lives and the role self-harm has played. The program also includes some cognitive behavioural coping strategies, as well as some art therapy ideas where a less verbal approach has proved invaluable in being able to express feelings and tell stories in meaningful ways.

Two Day Workshop - Thursday 26 September & Friday 27 September 2019, Mangere, Auckland

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Category: Training