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Cover image for lecture: The Use of Treatment Agreements

Lecture Overview

Treatment agreements (TAs) are an essential aspect of recovery for a person with borderline personality disorder (BPD). TAs provide a plan to guide treatment and ultimately reduce risks for the individual. Watch this session to understand the role and purpose of TAs, the steps involved in creating a TA and what is included in these plans.


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Geoffrey Ahern

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively to educate other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems, as well as substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a masters of health science (mental health and addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose, and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health, as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment and wonderment. See Educator Profile


17 Total Rating(s)
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Gail Bissell
30 Mar 2020

Great resource. Informative and easy to follow. Lecturer has a great calming presence about him, I love his lectures.

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Sonu merin james
26 Feb 2020


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Nicholas Stewart Cleave
29 Jan 2020

Another excellent presentation from Geoffrey AHearn

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narelle windle
09 Jan 2020

Very interesting. The plan and guided treatment seems quite a good way of empowering the patient and assisting them and negotiating to reduce the risk of further harm

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bronwyn ann beecroft
21 Dec 2019

Excellent presentation, food for thought.

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Levena Leslie West
19 Dec 2019


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Caroline Jenkins
26 Nov 2019

this was an interesting lecture on bpd which added to my knowledge on mental health.

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Estelle Maree Tucker
21 Nov 2019

Presentation was succinct and I welcome this response with what has been a very grey area. This should revolutionise mental health. However this won't help the patients noncompliance.

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Daryl Stuart
20 Nov 2019

I am glad I viewed this online learning session - I support the concept and the use of Treatment Agreements to improve outcomes of people living with mental illness and who may find themselves in crisis.

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Deborah Hinton
17 Nov 2019

Very informative.