Understanding personality disorder in practice

The Training Exchange
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

Course overview:

Develop practical approaches to work effectively with people with personality disorder life difficulties.

Using key psychological theories and models, the course explores the contested nature of this diagnostic category, the impact of stigma, potential interpersonal challenges and the importance of staff self-awareness and self-care in practice.

    Also available for teams in-house (we come to you).

    Course aim:

    This one day training aims to provide support staff with psychologically informed understandings and practical strategies to work effectively with people with personality disorder life difficulties

    Course objectives:

    By the end of the course participants will have had opportunities to:

    • Clarify what is meant by ‘Personality Disorders’ with a specific focus on Borderline Personality Disorder
    • Think about how to challenge the stigma associated with the term ‘personality disorder’ using an empowering recovery orientated approach
    • Gain information about development of the emotional brain and some key psychological theories and approaches that can be practically applied
    • Consider how to understand and respond to common interpersonal challenges including: boundaries; attachment and endings; potential for ‘team splitting’ and ‘acting out’ emotions
    • Recognise the importance of individual and service reflective practice and looking after ourselves when supporting people with personality disorder difficulties

    Maximum group size: 16 people

    Competences: MH14.2013, NHS KSF HWB2

    Bookable Dates

    3rd Oct 2024 (09:15)
    Easton Business Centre, Felix Road, Bristol, BS5 0HE
    9/12 places left

    Dates available on arrangement

    The Training Exchange can also create this course for you on arrangement at your workplace.

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