Personality Disorder for Professionals Training

Personality Disorder for Professionals

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To introduce staff to therapeutic working with Personality Disorders.

• To be able to identify types of Personality Disorders (PD)
• To be able to explore link between PD and attachment
• To be able to use appropriate interpersonal skills
• To explore effective strategies and approach to support PD clients
• To explore what PD clients, say works in their own words
• To review the role of medication in treatment of PD

Personality Disorder for Professionals training 2This course is for professionals and managers who work with clients with Personality disorders.

• What is Personality disorder – the 3 P’s Problematic, Persistent and Pervasive.
• Diagnostic and Statistical Manual V – definition
• Prevalence of PD in population
• The relationships that support change – what a therapeutic relationship looks like- the research evidence
• Distinguishing PD from mental illness and learning disability
• Childhood difficulties and the development of personality disorder in later life
• Working with PD – National Offender Management Service guidelines 2015
• Key communication skills staff need to use – Satir body language categories
• Assessing attachment – attachment theory and understanding the behaviour of individuals with personality disorder
• PD and self-harm
• Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)- 5 key aims
• Mechanisms of change in DBT- Little, Tickle and Roshan das Nair (2017)
• Life before DBT: A hopeless beginning-
• Processes of change in an offender personality disorder pathway unit- (2017)- what works in their own words (PD clients and staff)
• Rapid emotional shifts and schema therapy (2017)
• Compassion-focused therapy for PD (2013)
• Positive and negative forms of relating PD – interpersonal octagon
• PD mothers and their relationship to their children (2012)
• Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and ‘burn out’
• Mentalisation-based therapy v DPT – the evidence (2017)
• How treatment can change PD – 3 key areas; Self, Other people, Future Thinking – Phil Willmot and Mary McMurran (2016)
• Biological mechanisms underlying interpersonal dysfunction- medication overview
• Course assessment

This course has been mapped to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Part 3), the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (Part 4), and the CQC Guidance for providers on meeting the regulations. It also complies with Regulation 12 Safe Care and Treatment and Regulation 18 Staffing of the CQC fundamental standards are met.

This course is delivered on site, at the client’s premises or nominated venue.

Summary & Booking

This course involves a mixture of group and individual work and requires the application of critical reflective thinking during the day. It is designed for professionals and is usually delivered to social workers, AMPHS and OTs. It is mapped to Social work England and Royal college of Occupational Therapy standards and covers AMPH requirements.

Duration: 1 day
Location: On Site: We come to you
Cost: £780 (maximum of 25 staff)


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