ISSPD Congress 2023 Presentations

Below you will find presentation slides from the Congress saved in a PDF format.

To view slides, click the hyperlink that is either from the title (majority) or the presenter name (the latter is just for select symposia where slides were provided indivisually rather than combined and we were unable to combine the format).

Important note – There are some slides that are not provided here as we have been asked by the presenter not to share. Some slides have also been edited by the presenter before sharing. 

Thursday 2nd November

Keynote Session

Scorn not their simplicity  Joost Hutsebaut

Stream 1 (10:30 – 12:00)

Advances in enhancing support for families and carers of people with personality disorder  Rachel C Bailey

The Breakthrough – A Consumer-Carer Team’s Message for Personality Disorder Clinicians  Allison M Li and Alex S H Li

An evaluation of the Mentalization Based Treatment Families and Carers Training and Support Program (MBT-FACTS) in an Australian Child and Youth Mental Health Service: Randomized Control Trial of Effectiveness for Carers, and Qualitative Perspectives of Young People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).   Celeste M Benetti

Stream 3 (10:30 – 12:00)

Treatment of children and adolescents with personality disorders  Michael Kaess, Holly Andrewes, Svenja Taubner and Carla Sharp

Stream 4 (10:30 – 12:00)

Avoidant personality disorder – understanding from the inside and dimensional diagnostics     Ingeborg Ulltveit-Moe Eikenæs, Martin Sellbom and Lisa Lampe

Stream 5 (10:30 – 12:00)

The prevalence of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among people with personality disorder: Implications for the assessment and treatment of people with complex emotional needs.  Mike Crawford

Cognitive functions in patients with borderline personality disorder: effects of early trauma and new treatment proposals.  Paola Bozzatello

Dissociative experiences among individuals with BPD receiving treatment in a community mental health service: Nature, severity, and impact on DBT outcomes.  Sarah Swannell

Helping systems to reflect: Secondary consultation to support working with complexity.  Julian Nesci

Stream 6 (10:30 – 12:00)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and the Conversational Model in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder: Long-term follow-up date from a Randomised Clinical Trial in a public sector mental health service in Australia  Carla Walton

Interpersonal psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder: data of efficacy and recent advances  Silvio Bellino

Short-term versus long-term mentalization-based therapy for outpatients with subthreshold or diagnosed borderline personality disorder: preliminary results from a randomised clinical trial (MBT-RCT)  Sophie Juul

Examining complexity: reviewing treatment outcomes from across the spectrum of mild to severe personality disorder  Lukas Cheney

Stream 1 (13:00 – 14:30)

Embedding lived experience of personality disorder among young people into clinical services  Rachel Sherlock and Susan Preece

Stream 2 (13:00 – 14:30)

The pervasive patterns of conflict, negative self-views and emotion dysregulation in people with personality disorder – using personally tailored studies and interventions to bring the lab to life.  Charlotte C. van Schie, Ely Marceau and Annegret D. Krause-Utz

Stream 3 (13:00 – 14:30)

Relational Clinical Care: an evidence-based wholistic early intervention approach for personality disorder.  Louise K McCutcheon, Jessica O’Connell, Eddie Mullen and Ben McKechnie

Stream 4 (13:00 – 14:30)

Placebo controlled trial of clozapine for inpatients with borderline personality disorder: Lessons from the CALMED study  Mike Crawford

Borderline personality disorder and self-reported sleep characteristics – a vicious cycle?  Sangeeth Vadasseri

A pilot effectiveness–implementation study utilising telehealth to increase access to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for consumers in rural areas diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder   Carla J Walton

Therapists’ perception of the therapeutic alliance and the therapeutic frame with complex patients: rethinking Bordin’s alliance conceptualization  Paula Errazuirz

Stream 5 (13:00 – 14:30)

Recent Development and Future Directions in Assessment and Treatment of Pathological Narcissism and NPD  Elsa Ronningstam, David Kealy and Nicholas Day

Stream 6 (13:00 – 14:30)

Against all odds Insights and experiences from the Victorian Personality Disorder Initiative 4 years after its implementation  Birgit Pfitzer and Janina Tomasoni

Prevalence and self-reported symptomatology of borderline personality disorder in prison: A systematic review and meta-analysis.  Sophie C Dahlenburg

Living well and sailing the storm: Evaluation of a pilot project on virtual care service delivery for borderline personality disorder in Queensland, during COVID 19.  Zonia Weideman and Deepti Abraham

Stream 1 (15:00 – 16:30)

The journey of the family member/carer and the impact of their experience on outcomes for family members and those who have borderline personality disorder.  Lynn Courey, Meagan Henderson , Doreen Hyndman and Mike Menu

Stream 2 (15:00 – 16:30)

Validity of ICD-11 Personality Disorder Trait Qualifier Domains: A Multi-Trait Multi-Method Approach  Martin Sellbom

Psychometric properties and revision to the Functional Assessment for Borderline personality disorder (FAB2)  Julie j. Desrosiers

Age-neutrality of the ICD-11 and DSM-5 Level of Personality Functioning and Maladaptive Personality Traits  Morag Facon

Stream 3 (15:00 – 16:30)

Organizing and delivering personality disorder services  Mickey MK Kongerslev, Sebastian SS Simonsen, Louise McCutcheon and Shelley McMain

Stream 4 (15:00 – 16:30)

Working towards equity of access to treatment and support for people living with borderline personality disorder   Rita Brown, Brin Grenyer, Marianne Weddell and Cathryn Pilcher

Stream 5 (15:00 – 16:30)

Prevalence of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) symptoms amongst a moderate- and high-risk cohort of adult offenders in South Australia  Kimberley Gilson

Assessment of the relationship between psychopathology and psychosocial functioning in patients with borderline personality disorder compared to treatment-seeking patients  Ines Culina

Treatment for perinatal women with borderline personality disorder (pBPD) and their infants: Can it improve infant outcomes as well as the mother’s mental health?  Sally Watson

One-year change in Criterion A and its predictors: a study of Lithuanian adolescents  Rasa Barkauskiene

Stream 6 (15:00 – 16:30)

New findings from youth mental health personality disorder research  Elizabeth Pizarro-Campagna, Michael Kaess, Jessica O’Connell and Carla Sharp

Friday 3rd November


Highly-personalized and measurement-based care for young people with emerging mood disorders (Experiences in OZ) – Ian Hickie

Stream 1 (09:30 – 11:00)

Integrating lived experience within a state-wide service for people living with BPD.  Cathy McLeod Everitt, Jess A Giles, Karen E Bailey, Dianna R Bartsch and Helen van Roekel

Stream 2 (09:30 – 11:00)

Comparing the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder based on SGM status in a randomized experiment among licensed clinical providers.  Craig Rodriguez-Seijas

Group psychotherapy for perfectionism: Symptom, trait, interpersonal, and cognitive outcomes  David Kealy

The level of personality functioning prospectively predicts psychosocial functioning among adolescents in a community sample  Rasa Barkauskiene

Unrecognized personality functioning impairment in a clinical sample of Lithuanian adolescents with depression  Asta Adler

Stream 3 (09:30 – 11:00)

The Relevance of the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) to Understanding Personality Disorders  Robert Krueger, Miri Forbes, Craig Rodriguez-Seijas, Lee Anna Clark and Andrew Chanen

Stream 4 (09:30 – 11:00)

Parenting and personality disorder: mechanisms and interventions.  Charlotte RosenbachJana ZitzmannSabine C. Herpertz, Kayla Steele and Brin Grenyer

Stream 5 (09:30 – 11:00)

Theme: Other – Systemic responses to crisis-driven behaviours  Jillian H Broadbear (1), Jillian H Broadbear (2), Rita Brown and Sathya Rao

Stream 6 (09:30 – 11:00)

Exploratory clinical trial of a software diagnostic assistance system “Minds.NAVI” for patients with major depressive disorder with high suicidal risk  Jeong-Ho Seok

Managing personality dysfunctions in primary health care (PHC): a training program for psychologists working with complex depression  Guillermo de la Parra

Stream 1 (11:30 – 13:00)

Mechanisms of change in psychotherapies for personality disorders: state of the art  Kenneth Levy and Brin Grenyer 

Effects and mechanisms of change of brief psychiatric treatment for borderline personality disorder : results of a randomized controlled trial – Ueli Kramer

Stream 2 (11:30 – 13:00)

Stepped care for borderline personality disorder: A real-world example  Cathy G Ludbrook, Dianna R Bartsch, Laura E Cooke-O’Connor and Cathy M McLeod Everitt

Stream 3 (11:30 – 13:00)

Early intervention for young people with severe/borderline personality disorder  Michael Kaess

Stream 4 (11:30 – 13:00)

“It’s not you, it’s me”: identity disturbance as the main contributor to interpersonal problems in pathological narcissism  Nicholas Day

The Valley of the shadow of death: the journey through major mental illness as experienced by a Mental Health PhD candidate.  Kirsty M McAllister

The loneliness of narcissistic vulnerability: Examining self- and interpersonal impairment  David Kealy

Personality Disorders Research and Social Decontextualization: What it Means to be a Minoritized Human  Craig Rodriguez-Seijas

Stream 5 (11:30 – 13:00)

Theme: Other – Community-based model of care for people with personality disorder  Sathya Rao (1), Cathryn Pilcher, Sathya Rao (2), Hemalatha Jayaram and Jillian H Broadbear

Stream 6 (11:30 – 13:00)

Radically open dialectical behaviour therapy for overcontrolled personality disorders – the importance of correct assessment of overcontrol  Peter King, Tanya Gilmartin and Rebecca Ciatto


Personality disorder in young people: Where have we been, where are we now, and where are we going? – Carla Sharp