Working with the borderline undiagnosed: the pain and the pleasure
“I hear movement on the stairs and my heart sinks, I feel nervous. Will she be in a good mood or a bad mood? Will I be the best thing that’s ever happened to her or the worst? Only time will tell as I take my seat, breath deeply and try to clear my thoughts.” (Notes on Therapy, 2012)
Working with clients who display Borderline Personality traits and structures is challenging and demanding, exciting and rewarding. For many of you who work in private practice, I believe that working with this type of personality often goes under the radar as many clients present without diagnosis and are extremely high functioning.
This workshop will look at:
- Developmental needs
- Attachment deficits
- Personality traits
- Intrapersonal difficulties
- Intrapsychic struggles
- Transference and countertransference
The workshop will comprise of didactic tuition, discussion, case examples and some experiential learning. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. Explore and learn in a warm, collaborative, informative setting and discover a renewed energy for yourself, your work and your team.
About the host
Nicole Addis is a UKCP registered counsellor and psychotherapist with extensive clinical experience in both NHS and private settings. Nicole has several years’ experience teaching this and other topics and delivers supervision to individuals, organisations and mental health professionals in many different settings.