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I is for Insult: Questioning "Borderline Personality Disorder"

Mind in Camden is hosting a one-day workshop, which aims to strike a balance between questioning the construct and discussing practical approaches to some of the difficulties associated with it. This is to minimise the risk that in the context of ever-decreasing budgets, changes in theoretical approach could inadvertently restrict access to support.

What we will cover:

  • Feminist and queer issues around "Borderline Personality Disorder"
  • Is Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder a viable alternative to “BPD”? What might ICD-11 mean for those currently diagnosed?
  • Everyday trauma: day-to-day erosion and the idea of “a stable sense of self”
  • The multiple meanings and functions of self-harm

Who is this training for?

  • Anyone with a personal and/or professional interest in “Borderline Personality Disorder” and related issues such as self-harm, suicidality, and trauma.
  • This is not a therapeutic workshop but survivors/service users and clinicians, support workers are welcome.

 For more information and to regsiter your interest please follow the link

About the trainer
Rachel Rowan Olive is an illustrator, researcher, and mental health service user/survivor with a particular interest in women’s mental health. She combines her artwork and research experience to facilitate training; her work has appeared in Asylum magazine, on the Mental Elf website, and in the Independent. She is a trustee of the National Survivor User Network. You can find her on twitter and Instagram as @rrowanolive.

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