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Personality Disorder

This course offers participants to understand the key concepts and skills in working with Personality Disorder.  This training explains the latest research in personality structure and what influences development.  It provides clarity on the difference between mental illness and personality disorder, explores the sub-types of personality disorder and addresses key issues in diagnosis.  


The programme then explores the use of relationships as the central driver of change for this group and how we can preserve working alliances with clients in what are, at times, psychologically intolerable pressures.  The course then offers practical interventions to support peaple with personality disorder to gain greater impulse control and reduce distress intolerance.


Who is This Course For?


This course will be very helpful to a wide range of professionals whose work brings them into contact with clients with complex needs.  This includes housing teams, Criminal Justice and mental health services, crises intervention services and related fields.

Also Available to be Delivered Online?


Yes, Zoom based integration


Method of Delivery


The training course is highly interactive, even during presentations. It uses a wide variety of learning approaches including presentations, pairs and small group work exercises and self-assessment.  The course is also supported with free e-learning and further resources to re-cap, review and refresh learning. 

Course Length: 


1 or 2 day course, 9.30-4.30


Max Number of Attendees 



Resources Required

Flipchart stand & paper

Any seating arrangment


Course Aims & Objectives: 

To provide practitioners with the ability to recognise Personality Disorder and respond to it constructively to improve the client's and their own wellbeing. 

By the end of the course participants will have had opportunities to: 


  • Understand the key influences on personality development

  • Differentiate between mental health and personality disorder

  • Recognise the sub-types of personality disorders

  • Self-monitor the impact of working with personality disorder on their own wellbeing

  • Improve clients ability to experience distress intolerance


"The whole days was useful thanks.  Really liked the level of it-interesting & thorough."

Deputy Manager, Community Support Services

"Amazing.  I loved every minute of it."

Student Social Worker on Placement

"Great use of the trainer's experience in delivering examples, extremely knowledgeable."

Community Wellbeing Manager

"Amazing.  Very informative."

Community Support Worker

"Phil is an obvious expert in his field. The content and delivery were great and I've come away with lots of useful strategies for working with clients with PD. The time flew by which is not always the case with training sessions, particularly online. Highly recommended!"

Mental Health Benefits Advisor

Fantastic Course! Very informative! Fantastic Trainer!

Mental Health Support Worker



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