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Face-to-Face Training

BORDERLINE (BPD), NARCISSISTIC (NPD) & ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDERS (ASPD) - Understanding and responding to these highly challenging client presentations. (Melbourne)

Renata Porzig-Drummond PhD, PhD, BSc Psychology (Hon), Grad Dip Psychology, BA, Cert Holistic Couns
One full day
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Face-to-Face Training
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Melbourne, VIC
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The unpredictability of mood swings and rages associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) can be confusing and challenging for family, friends, colleagues and therapists alike. The hidden agenda and ruthlessness associated with Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) can be dangerous.

This training day will provide an in-depth understanding of BPD, NPD and ASPD, with a focus on: understanding the aetiology and lived experience of BPD, NPD and ASPD; recognising different types of narcissism and different presentations of ASPD (including sociopaths and psychopaths); understanding the substantial impact of  BPD, NPD and ASPD on family, friends, co-workers and therapists; treatment options for BPD; and strategies for family, friends, colleagues and therapists  to manage some of the difficult behaviours associated with BPD, NPD and ASPD.  The morning session will explore BPD, the afternoon session NPD and ASPD.

The presentation style will be interactive, encouraging participant contributions and questions. The training day will also feature audio-visual material, demonstrating the lived experience of BPD, NPD and ASPD, as well as BPD therapy approaches.


Feedback from Renata’s recent presentations for PDP:

“I highly recommend this amazing training. Renata has strengthened my understanding of the characteristics of BPD and NPD and provided useful strategies to enhance my practice and engagement with consumers.”

“Excellent training- presenter was knowledgeable and skilled in the topic. Great additional resources and highly recommend it to others.”

“Another informative session with Renata given with professionalism, humanity and groundedness.”

“Great presentation, great food, great venue, great welcome – thank you – worth travelling interstate for.”

“Excellent training that has given me confidence to work with personality disorders.”

“Renata was an excellent presenter. She responded to all with gentleness and included everyone’s reflections.   She had excellent knowledge of the area.”

 “Well presented and researched, high standard of presentation, clear and friendly presenter, well experienced

 and competent presenter.”

“Amazing day, one of the best trainings I have ever been to.”

 “Presenter was terrific - excellent command of the topic, very engaging and approachable. Highly recommended.”

“Fantastic presenter. Well prepared, energetic, lots of resources.”

“Very good, informative and educational workshop. An experienced and very capable presenter.”

Very useful training delivered by Renata with enormous skill. Excellent training. Thank you.”

“Thank you for an excellent, informative and entertaining presentation. It was of great value to me.”



Renata Porzig-Drummond PhD, PhD, BSc Psychology (Hon), Grad Dip Psychology, BA, Cert Holistic Couns's Profile

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Renata Porzig-Drummond PhD teaches at the University of Adelaide. She uses an interactive presenting style that is engaging and emphasises practical application in a clinical context. Renata holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a BSc Psychology (Hon) from Macquarie University; a GradDip in Psychology and a BA from the University of Sydney; and a Certificate of Holistic Counselling from Nature Care College. Renata’s research has focused on behaviour change, particularly on the use of emotion-focused and cognitive-behavioural strategies in effecting behaviour change.

Her research has been published in leading academic journals, including Behaviour Research and Therapy, Australian Social Work and Social Science & Medicine. Renata’s clinical experience includes crisis counselling, psychological assessment, and working with clients with a variety of mental health issues. Renata is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the International Coaching Federation.

Registration Details

Face-to-Face registration
Fee:  $249 
 to purchase and keep the recording of this event. 

  • Tea and coffee are included. Food may be purchased at cafes surrounding the venue or you may bring your own.
    N.B. Food not purchased at the venue may not be eaten at the venue. 

  • You will need to sign in on arrival to be eligible for an Attendance Certificate. 

  • Your attendance certificate for 7 hours of face-to-face, active training can be retrieved on completion of your evaluation via your login account.

  • A hard copy of notes and resources will be available to you on arrival at this event.

  • If for whatever reason, you are unable to attend this live event on the day,  your registration will be transferred into a digital recording of this training. 

  • N.B. Face to face participants are required to comply with COVID safety measures as outlined by the venue and PDP. 
    Details of the measures current at the time and in line with public health orders will be advised in your pre-event reminder/information emails.
    The venue and PDP reserve the right to deny entry to any participant who chooses not to follow COVID safety plans. 

Reminders for all events are sent two weeks, one week, one day and one hour prior.


Learning objectives of this training:

  1. Understand the aetiology of BPD, NPD and ASPD.
  2. Recognise the different types of  narcissism and presentations of ASPD.
  3. Understand the impact BPD, NPD and ASPD have on others.
  4. Learn about BPD treatment options.
  5. Use strategies to manage some of the challenging behaviours associated with BPD, NPD and ASPD.

“This seminar will focus on skills in identifying symptoms of these three personality disorders, and how to manage some of the associated challenging behaviours.”         Renata Porzig-Drummond


How will you benefit from attending this training?

  • Understand the lived experience of BPD, NPD
  • and ASPD
  • Understand the impact of BPD, NPD and ASPD
  • on family, friends, co-workers and therapists.
  • Learn about BPD treatment options.



Morning Session (includes a short break)

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD):

  • Aetiology of BPD
  • Assessment, lived experience and impact of BPD on others
  • Overview of the most evidence-based psychological treatment approaches

Strategies for managing difficult BPD behaviours


Afternoon Session (includes a short break)

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD):

  • Aetiology of narcissism
  • Types of narcissism
  • Assessment, lived experience and impact of NPD on others
  • Strategies for managing difficult NPD behaviours

Antisocial Personality Disorders (ASPD):

  • Aetiology of ASPD
  • Presentations, including sociopaths and psychopaths
  • Strategies for managing difficult ASPD behaviours


Target Audience

This seminar has been designed to extend the clinical knowledge and applied skill of Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Psychologists, Hypnotherapists, Social Workers, Community Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Psychiatrists.

Webcast Schedule

Morning Session
  9:00am - 12:45pm
  Includes a 15 minutes break at 10:45am

Lunch Break
  12:45pm - 1:45pm

Afternoon Session
  1:45pm - 5:00pm
  Includes a 15 minutes break at 3:15pm

Venue information

This Accor hotel has a fully implemented plan attending to the health and safety of all venue attendees.
You will be required to abide by the safety  measures current at the time and in line with public health orders. These will be advised in your pre-event reminder/information emails.
In the interest of everone's safety, the venue and PDP reserve the right to deny entry to any participant who chooses not to follow the current COVID safety plans. 

This venue offers wheelchair access from the street level. 

Conveniently located right by several bus routes and a 7-minute walk to Parliament Station.

Links to reasonable early-bird parking close to the venue:

All day tea, coffee and water are provided.
If you have pre-purchased lunch, hotel staff will have you selection ready for you.
The venue has a restaurant and is surrounded by cafes and restaurants should you choose to eat out.
Please note that lunch bought from outside providers cannot be eaten in the hotel.


The seminar venue is the Mantra on Russell Hotel which offers a discount on accommodation for the PDP community. Please quote the code RUSSELL2021

Quest on Lonsdale is a 6 minute walk from the venue.
Hotel Grand Chancellor is a 2 minute walk from the venue.



222 Russell Street, 222 Russell Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
+61 1300 092 872

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