The keynote speaker will be Associate Professor Shelley McMain who is Head of the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Canada.
The Director of Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders and Professor of Clinical Psychology, Brin Grenyer, said the theme of “Intervention Models” allows a day of reflection on the differences and similarities between various models that have been empirically tested and compared in clinical trials over the past several decades.
“The good news from various trials is that the field now has a number of powerful and effective treatments that lead to good outcomes for people with personality disorders,” Professor Grenyer said.
He said the general message was a positive one, that well designed and delivered interventions relieve suffering and improve mental health, thereby going a long way to reducing or removing the stigma that has accompanied in the past this prevalent but poorly understood disorder.
A number of prominent leaders in the field who are at the forefront of research and clinical innovation will present on some of the current intervention models and the research supporting their efficacy.
Media please note: A photo/filming/interview opportunity exists from 9am-9.30am Friday 5 July while conference registrations are under way or from 11am to 11.30am during the morning tea break.
Venue: Foyer of McKinnon Building (Bldg 67).
For further information contact Professor Brin Grenyer on 4221 3474 or Kelly Hutchison on 4298 1571.