More about What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is perhaps the least well understood of the various forms of Personality Disorder, but is a common diagnosis among service users of the supported housing, criminal justice and community mental health sectors.
There are many myths surrounding BPD, most of which are innacurate and unhelpful. For example, BPD is often over-associated with self harm, and can be seen by professionals as little more than 'attention-seeking' or a collection of behaviours deemed 'bad not mad'.
BPD is more accurately described as a disorder which interferes significantly with an individual's ability to regulate emotions, establish and maintain healthy relationships, and make appropriate decisons. Substance misuse, offending, homelessness and social vulnerability are some of the potential pitfalls of BPD and why social care workers may be so familiar with this issue.
This programme is best delivered as a one-day in house course for delegates requiring more intensive training, but can also be run as one of our Bite Size Courses. We can also deliver a Train the Trainer programme and Training Packs for this subject area.
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