Supporting young people with co-occurring substance use and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) complexities, presented by Zoe Gibbs & Peter Smith

This session will provide an overview of the prevalence of substance use and substance use disorder (SUD) in the Melbourne context of young people living with BPD and provide participants with an understanding of attendant risks and an introduction to dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) for substance use disorder as an evidence-based (read: effective) dual-diagnosis modality to address this very serious mental and physical health concern.


  1. Gain knowledge of the DBT-SUD approach to working with young people who have BPD and SUD.
  2. Demonstration of how to incorporate DBT practices into existing treatment service provision.
  3. An opportunity to share experiences of effective engagement with young people in this cohort.

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Event Details

October 12 - October 12
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mental Health

Organizer Details

Turning Point


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