More about Working with Personality Disorder
Personality Disorder (PD) is one of, if not the most, challenging areas of mental health.
Development of care pathways (NICE, 2009a & NICE, 2009b) and increased efforts to develop services for people with PD have made a significant difference in recent years, but providers of mental health and social care continue to experience difficulties understanding this disorder and coping with the day to day difficulties of working with people who are, by default, often challenging, demanding and chaotic.
Our Working with PD programmes use thought-provoking and lively content to demystify the subject. We use video clips and small group exercises, and help delegates use intuitive techniques such as Mind Mapping to illustrate the often highly complex world of Personality Disordered service users.
We look at the various sub-catgories (or 'flavours' as we call them) such as Anti-Social, Borderline and Narcissistic, and examine delegates' own case studies to shine light on why people with PD behave the way they do.
The focus of our programmes is on development of skills, exploration of attitudes and recognising well evidenced treatment and support approaches that can be part of day to day interaction with serivce users. Programmes are highly flexible, constantly updated and can be tailored to the learning needs of, for example, prison officers, housing support workers or health care staff.
Working with Personality Disorder is perhaps best delivered as a one or two-day in house course, 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.
Not quite what you're looking for? Take a look at What is Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder? or Working with Challenging Behaviour