Making Waves guides launch

Posted on: Monday, 26 November 2012

MAKING WAVES: Managing Treatment Interfering Behaviours and Deliberate-Self Harm – two new guides for AOD Clinicians

Turning Point is excited to launch two practical clinical resources for AOD clinicians. These two guides translate consensus evidence based practice for the management of personality disorders into practical clinical tools for the AOD setting.

Free at the launch: An Introduction to Managing Deliberate Self-Harm: A Guide for AOD Clinicians.

Recognising and Managing Treatment Interfering Behaviours: A Guide for Clinicians 

What’s in the Making Waves Guides?

The resources include strategies for managing treatment interfering behaviours and deliberate-self harm, establishing and maintaining a therapeutic relationship, and an ‘explanatory framework’ for working with clients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

What is Making Waves?

Making Waves is a specialist clinical program run at Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Eastern Health, in partnership with Spectrum, for the treatment and management of coexisting substance use issues and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The program is funded by The Australian Government and has been piloted by Turning Point for the past 18 months. The treatment model used is Spectrum’s Wise Choices manualised intervention based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Dr Kate Hall is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in drug treatment for 12 years, where she has specialised in co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. She is a Senior Lecturer at Deakin University and a Snr Clinical Psychologist at Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Eastern Health. She is the Project Manager and lead researcher for Making Waves. Her areas of interest include treatment effectiveness in specialist drug treatment settings and implementation science for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

Jane Morton is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years’ experience in the public mental health sector, including 12 years as a senior staff member providing treatment to clients with BPD at Spectrum – the state-wide specialist service for BPD. She is the co-author of Wise Choices and is a passionate ACT practitioner with extensive experience implementing ACT for people with BPD.

Spectrum’s Wise Choices manuals will be available for sale for $55.

 The seminar is free, all welcome, bookings essential. 8413 8413 or