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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Trauma

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Trauma

Join A/Prof Sathya Rao in this online forum to learn from, and ask questions of an expert in the field of treating people with borderline personality disorder (BPD).

Our understanding and ways of responding to people living with BPD is a rapidly expanding field.

The role of trauma in the development of BPD is much debated.  Sathya will discuss this afternoon the latest research and ways of thinking about this complex and potentially divisive topic.  He will also include a discussion around the various diagnostic criteria and outlined in the DSM5 and the ICD11.

Sathya will be available to answer questions at the conclusion of his presentation.  To facilitate this discussion we request you submit your question to email no later than 24hours prior.


This workshop is ideally suited to clinicians from a range of mental health and allied health sectors who want to broaden their understanding of  BPD.


Associate Prof Sathya Rao is the Executive Clinical Director of  Spectrum, Personality Disorder Service in Victoria, Australia. He is also the Deputy Chief Psychaitrist for Victoria and the Deputy President of the Australian  BPD Foundation.

He was a member of BPD Guidelines Development Committee of the National Health & Medical Research Council.

A/Prof  Rao has presented academic papers in national and international conferences and has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences. He has co-authored a book on BPD, contributed chapters on personality disorders to books and published papers in the field of BPD. He provides peer reviews for academic journals.

He is a psychiatrist and a psychotherapist who is a passionate advocate for BPD and has a keen interest in developing models of care for BPD. He provides secondary consultations and second opinions for patients with complex presentations of personality disorders in Victoria and interstate. He has been extensively involved in teaching and training activities.


This event will be held online. Details on how to join will be emailed on booking. The session will be recorded and the link emailed to all registrants ASAP after the session.

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