Understanding and Supporting Those with Borderline Personality Disorders

The diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in itself is often misinterpreted and misunderstood, therefore this workshop aims to provide a broad understanding of what is considered a Borderline Personality Disorder and consider ways of understanding the impact and providing support for individuals, self and others. Each person given this diagnostic label presents differently for different reasons and you will gain an awareness of this and learn how to support each person effectively.

An image showing many different carved faces representation of borderline personality disorder and other personality disorders


  • What is Borderline Personality Disorder – examine the diagnostic criteria and potential causes

  • Myths and common misconceptions

  • Treatments and limitations of treatment

  • Effective, safe responding and support

Participants will

  • Understand and describe the aetiology of BPD

  • Understand and explain the role of trauma and other adverse life events in relation to BPD

  • Challenge misconceptions and discrimination label and its impact on individuals and others

  • Describe effective strategies and responses for support