Join our programs for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder in Sydney.
Specialist treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder is key, as instability brought about by the disorder may often disrupt your personal wellbeing, work life, long-term planning, and how you find your place in the community.
Our hospital provides specialised inpatient treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder, to help you better manage your behavioural, psychological and cognitive impulses.
With an experienced treatment team, to access inpatient treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder, you must be admitted under the care of a Psychiatrist with admitting rights to The Hills Clinic.
Our Psychiatrists are well-versed in the assessment and treatment of patients presenting with mental health disorders, as well as exacerbation of pre-existing disorders often associated with Borderline Personality Disorder. Understanding the disorder is critical in the context of treatment, as it can often be misdiagnosed as another mental illness, particularly as a mood disorder.
We provide an inpatient Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) program, which provides an overview and introduction to key DBT skills, designed to enhance individual learning and coping strategies.
As learning is sequential, you are required to attend all sessions, and completion of assigned homework tasks is essential.
Crisis survival skills including distraction, self-soothing and improving the moment; as well mindfulness skills including observing, non-judgement and reflection also form part of the program.
Our inpatient treatment is complemented by day programs, which provide continued support for people living with Borderline Personality Disorder to better cope with day-to-day life.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
This program is run by a multidisciplinary treatment team and provides patients with an in-depth understanding of DBT. It is skill based and assists patients to tolerate intense feelings and learn to manage self-harming behaviours often associated with emotional dysregulation. DBT combines standard cognitive behavioural techniques for emotion regulation and reality testing with concepts of mindful awareness, distress tolerance and acceptance. DBT can be used to help people who experience symptoms of impulsivity, frequent interpersonal conflict, and difficulty with emotional regulation, anger and poor coping in stressful situations. The program is divided into two parts: DBT Part One: Foundation Skills and DBT Part Two: Masterclass. Patients must complete DBT: Part One before graduating to DBT: Part Two.
When is it held?
DBT: Part One
Monday - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (twelve weeks)
Monday - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (twelve weeks)
Monday - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (twelve weeks)
Monday - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (twelve weeks)
Tuesday - 11:30 am to 2:30 pm (twelve weeks)
Tuesday - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm (twelve weeks)
Wednesday - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (twelve weeks)
Wednesday - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm (twelve weeks)
Thursday - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm (twelve weeks)
Friday - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm (twelve weeks)
DBT: Part Two
Tuesday - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm (twenty-four weeks)
Tuesday - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm (twenty-four weeks)
Wednesday - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (twenty-four weeks)
Wednesday - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (twenty-four weeks)
Thursday - 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm (twenty-four weeks)
Thursday - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (twenty-four weeks)
How to join
Patients interested in attending the day program will need to call the allied health department on 1300 122 144 (option 2) or contact groups at [email protected]
How much does it cost?
Patients are admitted as a day patient. Depending on their level of cover, they may be able to claim their attendance under their health fund. We ask that patients confirm any applicable out-of-pocket excess or gap costs directly with The Hills Clinic Private Hospital. For patients without health fund coverage, a cost of $200 per session applies.
DBT Masterclass Skills Part 2
This six-month program is for patients 16yrs and older diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and those who have intense,
unstable moods, self-harm and unstable relationships. The program is
skill-based to help patients tolerate intense feelings and learn to manage self-harming behaviours.
Run by a multidisciplinary treatment team, the program and requires a
strong commitment to therapy.