BIGSPD 16th Annual Conference Leeds March 4th to 6th 2015


This year’s conference was held in Leeds, once more featuring a range of inspiring speakers with expertise in treating personality disorder and leaders in personality disorder research.

Keynote Speakers

The conference featured inspiring keynote addresses from two international speakers with expertise in the psychological treatment of personality disorder: Professor Michael Stone and Professor Jeremy Safran.

Professor Michael Stone

The ABCs of treating personality disorders without undue reliance on 3 letter acronyms



Professor Jeremy Safran

Therapeutic impasses



Conference delegates also enjoyed a  plenary address by Dr Ian Cameron on personality disorder from a public health perspective, whilst this year’s Senior Practitioner award winner, Dr Neil Gordon, was recognised for his outstanding contribution in developing the Personality Disorders Knowledge and Understanding Framework. The conference ended with an inspiring overview by this year’s Senior Scientist Award Winner, Professor Mike Crawford, of continuity and change in services for personality disorder and ideas for the future.