UK

Service-User led Mental Health Skills and Awareness training.

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Personality Disorder

Lived Experience, Practical Skills, Working with clients more effectively

What is Personality Disorder? Is Personality Disorder split personality? How do we work with someone who has Personality Disorder?

Unlike other organisations, our Personality Disorder training is unique as it has been solely developed and delivered by people with a diagnosis of Personality Disorder. This enables delegates to gain a more realistic and valuable insight into Personality Disorder and it gives the opportunity to ask the pertinent questions about how to work with this diagnosis.

When training is commissioned, training providers are often asked for an exhaustive set of solutions for every possible eventuality multi-agency staff could encounter from day to day. However every situation comes with a massive number of unknowns and risks.

We are unique in that many of us have been in these high risk situations and have gained the insight into what works well and what can seriously and quickly escalate a situation.

We offer two courses in Personality Disorder;

  • Working with Personality Disorder; This is a half day course covering basic theory of Personality Disorder and aims to give staff basic practical skills in working with Personality Disorder
  • Personality Disorder - Education, Awareness and Skills; This is a one day course covering the formal theory behind Personality Disorder and a more detailed look at the types, diagnostic criteria and a practical guide to working with this client group, with extensive illustrations of how the theory matches closely with the lived experiences described during the course.

The training course will take the form of group discussions and workshop-based activities, looking at the latest research and diagnostic criteria and challenging the attitudes which often prevent services being delivered in an optimistic, service-user orientated manner.

The aim both courses is to improve staff confidence and knowledge when working with clients who have Personality Disorder with the ultimate aim being to improve Service User experiences and lives.