DBT Master Classes!

The Australian DBT Institute hosts monthly masterclasses in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for mental health professionals who have completed intensive or comprehensive training in DBT.  Each hour-long webinar, or LIVE lectures starting at 6pm (Melb/Syd time) from our Gold Coast head office, is broadcast via Zoom and then stored on CMHE Academy following…

2016 DBT Program accepting applications from Mental Health Professionals!

The Australian DBT Institute is offering up to 4 DBT Fellowships at the Essentia Health & Wellbeing Centre location in Highett Victoria. DBT Fellows are qualified Clinical Psychologists, Credentialed Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Psychiatrists or Occupational Therapists with a desire to extend their clinical practice in the management of Borderline Personality…

2015 DBT Program Intake Dates

Due to an increased demand for DBT programs, the Australian DBT Institute has recently re-located to the Essentia Health & Wellbeing Centre in Highett Rd, Highett Victoria. 2015 is the tenth year DBT programs have been led by Institute Director Peter King. The Institute provides a model of best practice which has been…

Treatment considerations for health professionals

The complexity of a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) presentation lends it self to much confusion and conjecture within the mental health profession. As highlighted in the DSM5 and ICD10 diagnostic criteria, there are a number of mitigating circumstances which add to the complexity of treating and diagnosing an individual with a BPD…

BPD Diagnosis: DSM-V & ICD10

Borderline Personality Disorder is classified in Australia using the criteria in both the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-V (301.83) and the World Health Organization’s ICD-10 (F60.3). The courts and private practitioners usually refer to the DSM-V whilst the government funding is based on ICD-10. The majority of international research is based on the DSM-V classification of BPD. The Australian DBT Institute…

Treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder

Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) often receive mental health treatment with the benefits shown for the use of psychotherapy (NCCMH, 2009; Peris, 2009; NHMRC, 2012) and to a lesser degree psychoeducation (Zanarini & Frankenburg, 2008). Although receiving treatment, not all individuals with BPD presenting to health services receive the…