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Working effectively with people with a diagnosis of BPD, presented by Associate Professor Sathya Rao, Executive Clinical Director Spectrum

In our presentation we will provide a brief update of the BPD and the Principles of working effectively with people with a diagnosis of BPD and when and how to make referrals to Spectrum.

  • To provide a brief update about BPD
  • To highlight treatment principles for BPD
  • To discuss referral pathways to Spectrum

Associate Professor Sathya Rao is a psychiatrist and the Executive Clinical Director of Spectrum Personality Disorder Service. He is the Vice President of the Australian BPD Foundation. He is also an adjunct clinical associate professor at Monash University. Dr Rao is involved in clinical research and has published research papers, contributed chapters and co-authored books on borderline personality disorder. He was a member of the NHMRC Clinical Practice Guidelines development committee, 2012. He has taught clinicians across Australia and was the head of psychiatry training program of Victoria for the RANZCP previously. He is involved in treating complex personality disorder patients and provides second opinions and secondary consultations for complex clinical conditions associated with personality disorders. He was the recipient of the 2020 Meritorious Award of the Victorian Branch of RANZCP. In recognition of his contributions to psychiatry he received the award of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) (General Division) in June 2022.

Who should register? This webinar is suitable for workers in the AOD, mental health, allied health and welfare sectors.

For more information, contact Turning Point.


1:00pm - 2:00pm,
Monday 1 May 2023


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