Working with People who have Personality Disorders
A half/or (preferably) one-day training session to give participants an overall understanding of what personality disorders are, and how to deal with someone who has one. Please note that our materials for this particular session have been fully reviewed by an “Expert by Experience” (ie someone who has personal experience of a personality disorder).
Anyone working in a health and/or social care setting.
Venue and timings
Your own training room; we suggest 10.00am–4.30pm (9.30am–12.30pm or 1.30pm–4.30pm for half-days)
By the end of this session participants should:
- Understand what constitutes an individual’s personality
- Be able to describe how a personality disorder differs from a “normal” personality
- Appreciate the difference between a personality disorder and a neurotic or psychotic mental disorder
- Be able to list the 10 different types of personality disorders
- Be able to identify the common signs and symptoms of these 10 types of personality disorder
- Have explored good and poor practice in dealing with people who have personality disorders
- Understand how the Mental Health Act applies to people who have personality disorders
- Know about some of the resources which are available to help support people with personality disorders, and to support the professionals and family members who deal with them
Training methods used
All of our training sessions are intended to be as interactive as possible. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, make comments and bring up their own issues. We use lots of different methods including quizzes, case studies, video clips and small group work as well as direct teaching. We want participants to leave the session saying “that was really enjoyable – and it was directly relevant to my working life.”
For more details please call 02380 970 914, or use the "Contact us" button in the bottom left-hand corner of this website.