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12th international treatment of personality disorders conference

New ways of working with antisocial personalities and early intervention

Conference:    Friday, 2 November 2018                     

Workshop:        Saturday, 3 November 2018

9am - 4pm

University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia

FRIDAY's CONFERENCE will feature a number of national and international presentations on developments in the field of personality disorders treatment. Keynote speaker, Professor Anthony Bateman (UK), will present on “Working with antisocial personality disorder: what research and clinical experience teaches us”.

Another Keynote speaker, Dr Steve Gillard (UK) will present on "Peer work – roles, research and methodology".

SATURDAY's WORKSHOP is presented by Professor Anthony Bateman (UK) for clinicians and health professionals and is an opportunity to learn from a distinguished researcher and clinical psychologist in a workshop titled: Mentalisation-based Therapy for antisocial personality disorder: clinical dilemmas and recommendations.

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Registration Terms & Conditions

The full program of speakers will be available closer to the event. 

Invitation to present at the conference
Due date: 1 August 2018.

We invite brief presentations and posters to update on research, new innovations and treatment extensions within personality disorder services (e.g. model, structure, implementation, and evaluation), or presentations on another issue relevant to personality disorders. Presentations are informal and will be time limited to approximately 5-15 minutes depending on the schedule. You will be informed prior to the conference about your presentation and the duration. Depending on time constraints, not all applications to present may be allocated in the program, and some may be requested to prepare posters. Poster size should be approximately 80 cm across x 100cm high. Please specify: Presentation Type /Brief Oral Presentation/ Poster / Both Brief Oral Presentation & Poster; Presenter and presenters affiliation. Title of presentation. Short description/abstract (max 150 words). Email your presentation proposal to


Early Bird Registration if paid by 21 September 2018
$150 Conference Day 1
$180 Workshop Day 2
$305 Conference Day 1 & Workshop Day 2

Standard Registration
$170 Conference Day 1
$200 Workshop Day 2
$345 Conference Day1 & Workshop Day 2

Student Registration
$75 Conference Day 1
$90 Workshop Day 2
$140 Conference Day 1 & Workshop Day 2

Students must email their student ID card or enrolment record to
All prices inclusive of GST

Tea and coffee on arrival, morning tea and a light lunch is provided.


Registration is online only with credit card (Visa or MasterCard). See link "Register now" above.

Carer and Consumer Day

Click here for information on our Carer and Consumer Day being held Thursday, 1 November 2018

SEE presentations from our previous conferences.   


Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Week

The Senate of the Commonwealth of Australia has declared the first week of October as Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Week

Read the Senate declaration here.

There are activities and events throughout this week supporting BPD awareness, including an annual BPD conference.

BPD Awareness Week Website
Project Air Strategy Events & Conferences
BPD Foundation
Consumer & Carer Advocacy for BPD Statement


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