MHT02 – Personality Disorder Training

The UK’s leading personality disorder training providers. This training will support organisations to better-understand and support clients with personality disorder symptoms and diagnosis – particularly the EUPD / Borderline and Dissocial / Antisocial (forensic) variants.

All training is delivered by psychiatry-trained experts. We provide tailored workshops for NHS, CMHT, Primary & Secondary Care including Crisis Teams and frontline A&E. We also work extensively with supported living and residential care providers, charities, the Police, advocacy support, housing & forensic mental health Services.

This is one of the most complex areas of general psychiatry and mental health. Training in this subject should only be provided by qualified and experienced professionals. We offer a unique event that offers evidence-based content delivered by experts in this field.

This workshop is designed to help staff better-understand the psychopathology of personality disorder and to improve interactions and the management of potential risks with greater insight and efficacy.

This workshop offers an accessible understanding of personality disorder pathology and its inherent challenges and risks. This workshop should improve client safety and staff interactions through a better understanding of client sensitivities, typical clinical traps and potential risk scenarios. The training can be expanded to include appropriate psychotherapy and skills-based training frameworks.

This event represents a commitment to help staff make sense of client reactions and responses within different contexts, to develop effective communication skills and to recognise the importance of managing risk and effective team work when working with clients indicated for personality disorder.

This training workshop will furnish delegates with a more comprehensive understanding of personality disorder psychiatry, the common risks and challenges and the general science of mental illness. It aims to support staff in their abilities to pre-empt, characterise and support this complex client / patient group.

A copy of the standard outline is available below. Content is tailored to your support and learning needs.

Personality Disorder Outline (V3)

Here’s an example overview of a typical training workshop:

1 – A clear focus on the diagnostic criteria and psychiatric field of personality disorder;

2 – A detailed focus on the psychopathology of the EUPD / Borderline patient with a key focus on the complex defence mechanisms associated with these disorders and common challenges for both patient and service provider;

3 – Forensic mental health risk factors;

4 – A clear understanding of attachment disorders, childhood neglect and abuse pathology and its relationship with externalising emotion-disorders;

5 – A clearer understanding of the pathology of self-harm / Non-Suicidal-Self-Injury, suicide risk and the appropriate management of safeguarding concerns;

6 – Working with individuals indicated for personality disorder, managing emotional conflict and improving outcomes for all;

7 – A focus on the risk-factors and risk management with a key focus on suicide risk and improved safeguarding;

8 – A focus on substance misuse in the context of personality disorder and supporting vulnerable people through the NICE Guidelines / Dual Diagnosis service;

9- The co-occurring mental health and physical health presentations associated with personality disorder;

10 – Improving interaction skills and putting behaviours into a clear context;

11 – Psychological interventions – via amended CBT based interventions and skills-based training;

12 – One day or longer workshops available. 15 participants per event.

13 – Delivered by a Psychiatry-trained consultant.

We have also developed an alternative course that may be a better-fit for some clients. A pdf overview of this training can be downloaded here:  Working with Emotionally Vulnerable Clients and Service Users Training 2018

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