Working with Personality Disorder
Personality Disorders are one of the most complex areas of mental health, not only are they poorly understood and considered ‘difficult to treat’, but they are some of the most stigmatising and contentious psychiatric ‘labels’.
Personality Disorders (PD) are best understood as unusual or extreme personality types that present with complex cognitive, emotional and behavioural vulnerabilities causing significant difficulties in interpersonal relationships. As such, those who work in health and social care settings are likely to have come across people who experience personality disorders at some point, if not frequently.
This training event is facilitated by our most senior clinical psychotherapists and is delivered under a framework of a biosocial model of human development. This means a belief that emotional vulnerability and personality disturbance are formed both from a biological basis (ie heredity, brain development, physical development and temperament) AND a social basis (ie invalidating others, trauma, poor fit between parenting style and child’s temperament).
This training workshop is a full-day event and delegates will learn:
- An accessible understanding of personality disorder pathology and inherent challenges and risks.
- Biosocial Theory and the importance of Trauma Informed practice.
- An introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
- The importance of effective teamwork when working with personality disorder.
- The importance of effective self-care and supervision.
This training can be delivered at your place of work, or we can arrange a venue for your team to attend.
To enquire about Working with Personality Disorder Training please contact us to discuss the needs of your team and organisation.