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The biosocial model of borderline personality di - Recording
PACFA QLD Webinar: The biosocial model of borderline personality disorder (BPD)
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is often described as a 'behavioural' problem - at times not even considered a 'true' mental illness. This presentation will describe the biosocial model of BPD which explains how the transaction of biological and environmental factors lead to a bona fide mental illness. Recent neurobiological findings will also be discussed.
Presenter: Dr Sarah Swannell
Sarah Swannell is a Brisbane based psychologist who is an active researcher and clinician. She completed her PhD in psychiatry (2013) and holds a Master of Clinical Psychology (2020). Sarah currently sees clients in private practice, coordinates the Prince Charles Hospital DBT Program and the Brisbane North BPD Mental Health Professionals’ Network. Sarah's primary clinical interests are BPD, trauma, dissociation, and self-destructive behaviours. Sarah incorporates DBT, EMDR and TSD in her treatments.
The recording counts as 2 hours of Category B CPD for PACFA's membership renewal requirements
PLEASE NOTE: RECORDING EXPIRES 12 March 2022 - Must view before this date.
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