CPD: Dr Matt Ruggiero – The Current State of Research and Practice in Treating Personality Disorders

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The ACP are excited to announce an upcoming professional development opportunity.

Friday 19th May 2017: 6.30pm registration; 7pm start to 8:30pm (incl. 2 hours CPD)

Curtin University Building 401
Room 401.245

CPD title: The current state of research and practice in treating personality disorders

Presenter: Dr Matt Ruggiero

Presentation information: Significant progress is being made in the understanding and treatment of personality disorder. As such, formulation is increasingly moving away from phenomenology and toward a dimensional view of personality. With knowledge of the severe emotional dysregulation and consequent interpersonal problems that characterise these disorders, we are now able to distinguish therapeutic factors that reliably produce change from those that demonstrably do further harm to patients. In this seminar, Matt will present some of the important neuroscientific and experiemental research emerging in this field. Attendees will be introduced to the concepts of “epistemic trust” and “the alien self” and the key ways in which treatment with people experiencing personality disorder must differ from the treatment of those with more stable representations of self and other. Formulation will be presented as a key feature of the collaborative process throughout treatment.

Cost: $20 for ACP members, $40 for non-ACP members (to be paid in cash on the night).

Light refreshments provided

Parking: Please note that parking at Curtin is free after 4:30pm. Attendees are encouraged to park in the B12 carpark, located behind building 400.
Please refer to the Curtin Parking Map using this link

Building 401 Access: Please enter the building at reception (located on the second floor) using the entrance directly off Sir Charles Court Promenade. To access the event, please head through the sliding doors at the other end of reception and take an immediate left, to follow the walkway around to where you will see the ACP sign. Directions to the presentation will also be posted in the reception area.
Please refer to the Curtin Building Map using this link

Registration: Please register your attendance by emailing Eleanor at eleanor.parker@postgrad.curtin.edu.au

Registration is required by Friday 5th May 2017.


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