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Introduction to Personality Disorders

Duration

1 day

Course Overview


This course examines personality disorders from a range of perspectives including medical and psycho-social. We look at concepts of 'normal' and 'abnormal' personalities, and the pros and cons of this model. We then focus on the causes of personality disorders, and the core traits of the diagnosis, before moving on to the borderline, narcissistic, and anti-social personality disorders. We finish up with treatments, support and self-help.

Course Content


" What is personality disorder: concepts of 'normal' and 'abnormal' personality
" Definitions of personality disorder
" Different types of personality disorder
" Causes and core traits
" Borderline, narcissistic, and anti-social diagnoses
" Treatments, support, self-help


Methods of Delivery


This course is very interactive and is designed to give delegates a good overview of the key issues on the agenda. The trainer will employ a mix of group work, case studies, and visual presentation throughout the day.
  • Learning Objectives
  • Audience
  • Training Considerations
  • Certification
  • Related Courses

Learning Objectives

" To know the main diagnostic criteria of a personality disorder " To know the key characteristics of the borderline, narcissistic, and anti-social diagnoses " To know the possible causes of personality disorders " To know treatment pathways and helpful support approaches for someone diagnosed with personality disorder

Target Audience

This course is relevant to anybody in the voluntary sector who works with people who have been diagnosed with a personality disorder, or for people who themselves have this condition. The course is suitable for both frontline staff and managers.

Training Considerations

None, although previous Mental Health Awareness training can prove beneficial.

Certification

On completion of the course, delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

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Mental Health Awareness
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Introduction to Personality Disorders

Duration: 1 day

Course overview:
This course examines personality disorders from a range of perspectives including medical and psycho-social. We look at concepts of 'normal' and 'abnormal' personalities, and the pros and cons of this model. We then focus on the causes of personality disorders, and the core traits of the diagnosis, before moving on to the borderline, narcissistic, and anti-social personality disorders. We finish up with treatments, support and self-help.

Course content:
" What is personality disorder: concepts of 'normal' and 'abnormal' personality
" Definitions of personality disorder
" Different types of personality disorder
" Causes and core traits
" Borderline, narcissistic, and anti-social diagnoses
" Treatments, support, self-help




Methods of delivery:
This course is very interactive and is designed to give delegates a good overview of the key issues on the agenda. The trainer will employ a mix of group work, case studies, and visual presentation throughout the day.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
" To know the main diagnostic criteria of a personality disorder
" To know the key characteristics of the borderline, narcissistic, and anti-social diagnoses
" To know the possible causes of personality disorders
" To know treatment pathways and helpful support approaches for someone diagnosed with personality disorder


TARGET AUDIENCE
This course is relevant to anybody in the voluntary sector who works with people who have been diagnosed with a personality disorder, or for people who themselves have this condition. The course is suitable for both frontline staff and managers.

TRAINING CONSIDERATIONS
None, although previous Mental Health Awareness training can prove beneficial.

CERTIFICATION
On completion of the course, delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

RELATED COURSES
Depression Awareness
Mental Health Awareness
Self-Harm Awareness
Working with Hard-to-Engage Service Users

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