Introduction to Personality Disorders
Duration 1 day
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.
" 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
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
" 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
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.
None, although previous Mental Health Awareness training can prove beneficial.
On completion of the course, delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
Mental Health Awareness
Working with Hard-to-Engage Service Users