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157066 - Management of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in Primary Care Settings - Module 2

  • : Online

This is the 2nd training Module delivered as part of an 18 month collaborative project between SEMPHN and Spectrum. 

Module 2 will focus on: 
• Practical clinical management issues experienced by GPs treating patients with BPD 
• Case vignettes which will reflect the GPs real life clinical situations. Each case vignette will be followed by a group discussion which will be co-facilitated by two psychiatrists 
• Risk assessment and management – demonstration of Suicidality Matrix followed by group discussion 
• Treatment principles as outlined in the NHMRC Practice Guidelines 
• Psycho - education for families and carers 
• How and where to refer patients for further treatment – access issues will be addressed. 

This training will be delivered by Psychiatrist and Associate Professor Sathya Rao, Executive Clinical Director of Spectrum, Personality Disorder Service for Victoria, Adjunct Clinical Professor at Monash University and Dr Penny Speed from Eastern Health

Relevance to General Practice

6% of patients presenting to GP practices in Australia have BPD (Gross et al, 2002) so this client group represents a significant workload for GPs nationally. Given BPD symptoms include difficulty with interpersonal interactions, working with them can present significant challenges for GPs. 
Health service pathways for this high-risk/high-need patient group are dependent on the quality of care that GPs provide, which is dependent on GPs’ capacity to identify and understand BPD. GPs also need to be supported sufficiently in order to develop the skills that are necessary to 
provide effective care for BPD patients (Wlodarczyk et al, 2018). The NHMRC Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of BPD (2012) recommendations 30 and 38, outline how GPs can play an important and ongoing role in the care of people with BPD, including providing appropriate care and making referrals. 

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Learning outcomes
  • Use Suicidality Matrix to assess and manage suicide risk
  • Explain different approaches to treating BPD
  • Develop crisis management plans in collaboration with the patient
  • Identify and implement opportunities for therapeutic interactions with patients
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    157066 - Management of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in Primary Care Settings - Module 2
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