27 May 2022

DATE: Friday 27th May 2022

TIME: 9:00am to 12:00pm (Sydney Time)

COST: $149.00 (incl. GST)



This webinar will provide a summary of current evidence regarding school bullying, based upon “The role of the therapist” in Evelyn’s currently being updated version of “Bully Blocking at school”. This will include discussion of the research into the impact of school bullying; why students are injured or injure others; the school and parents' roles; and current theories as regards diagnosis and treatment. There will be a brief mention of the connection to workplace bullying.

The webinar will look at the social survival skills model based on Evelyn’s butterfly (Bully Blocking 2007). Evelyn will address diagnosis and treatment of bullied students based upon current evidence and based upon “Diagnosis and treatment of bullied adults” (Field and Ferris, Springer 2021). She will also describe her new book (not yet off the press, but available prior to the webinar): “Harry the Bully Blocker” the book and audiobook with the rationale for therapy based upon using one’s fight/flight/freeze instinct, with examples. Evelyn will provide suggestions for incorporating “Harry” in training parents, teachers and therapists.

“Harry the Bully Blocker” is therapy in a nutshell. It is a simple book with complex layers, suitable for children from diverse backgrounds.

PLEASE NOTE: the purchase of the book or audio-book will be required for those registering for the webinar as Evelyn will be referring to the book as part of the webinar.



Evelyn M Field OAM is an international authority on treating school and workplace bullying. For over 45 years she has worked as a counselling psychologist, providing treatment, publishing, lecturing and providing professional training for therapists, locally and internationally. Her experience with both school and workplace bullying has equipped her to better understand and implement more effective methods of treatment. She is the lead author of a unique chapter on ‘Diagnosis and Therapy’ in the Handbook of Workplace Bullying, Emotional Abuse and Harassment, (Springer, 2021). Her dogs have helped her gain a better understanding of animal/human interactions and develop basic evidence-based theory in her professional practice. “Harry the Bully Blocker” is based upon the unique therapy she provided to many clients and the training she provided to numerous psychological societies over decades in Australia, Vietnam, Israel, China, New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK.


TO REGISTERCLICK HERE to download the registration form and then send the completed form to workshops@apdtraining.com.au

After registration and payment, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




24 June 2022


DATES: Friday 24th June & Friday 8th July 2022 

TIME: 2:00pm to 5:00pm each day (Sydney Time)

COST: $275 (incl. GST)



What's in a Name? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Borderline Personality Disorder: Handling the Diagnostic Overlap

The complexity of this subject will be discussed in two webinars.

The first webinar (Friday 24th Hune 2022) will deal with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), which is the most widely researched personality disorder, with a body of evidence spanning many decades. A highly prevalent, chronic and debilitating personality disorder with a heterogenous constellation of symptoms, BPD has aroused considerable debate. Dr Haliburn will look at the levels of severity of BPD, with the help of case examples, mild, moderate and severe, the role of attachment and trauma of other types, in addition to genetic, neurobiological and individual susceptability in its development, often evidenced in childhood and adolescence. 

Research shows that between 30% and 60% of patients with BPD suffer with co-occurring Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and between 17% and 30% of patients with PTSD meet the criteria for BPD. This causes confusion amongst those working with people whose presentations can be very complex. These two webinars will aim to clarify some of this confusion.

The second webinar (Friday 8th July 2022) will discuss PTSD and Complex PTSD and help practitioners to handle the diagnostic overlap, when BPD occurs alone or together with either PTSD or CPTSD. This webinar aims to clarify the diverse views of BPD as a personality disorder versus a trauma response. CPTSD was developed as a compromise diagnosis but it does many patients a disservice, because it will deny them appropriate treatment. Dr Haliburn will explain this treatment dilemma. In addition, the aetiology, developmental lines and symptomatology of each disorder will be elaborated, and finally Dr Haliburn will discuss the importance of elucidating symptoms of PTSD in anyone with a history of trauma who comes to our attention. Case examples will be presented to illustrate the concepts discussed. 

There will also be ample time for questions and discussion, so bring along any of the diagnostic and treatment issues you have been wanting to ask. 


PRESENTER: Dr Joan Haliburn, Psychiatrist

Joan Haliburn is a Child, Adolescent & Family Psychiatrist, of the Royal Australian College of Psychiatry, trained psychotherapist and family therapist, who has been working in the field in excess of 35 years. She has served on the Board of Directors, International Society for Trauma and Dissociation, was Training Director of Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy and is an International Fellow of the American College of Psychiatry. She has worked in various roles in public and in private practice, in family law, juvenile justice, and is currently on the faculty, psychotherapy training program, University of Sydney.


TO REGISTERCLICK HERE to download the registration form and then send the completed form to workshops@apdtraining.com.au

After registration and payment, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




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