Personality Disorders: Types, Causes, and Support
Duration 1 day
This course examines personality disorders from a range of perspectives including medical and psycho-social. The concepts of 'normal' and 'abnormal' personalities will be discussed in relation to the pros and cons of this model. The trainer will 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. Delegates will finally be introduced to various options for treatment, support and self-help.
By the end of this course delegates will have covered: The main diagnostic criteria of a personality disorder Key characteristics of the borderline, narcissistic, and anti-social diagnoses Possible causes of personality disorders Treatment pathways and helpful support approaches
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.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Personality disorder: Defining 'normal' and 'abnormal' personality
- Different types of personality disorder
- Causes and core traits
- Borderline, narcissistic, and anti-social diagnoses
- Treatment, support, self-help
This course is relevant to anybody who works with people who have been diagnosed with a personality disorder and 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.
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