Mind the care training

Straightforward social care training

Understanding personality disorder

2017 mugshotThere are many misconceptions around personality disorders. There isn’t even widespread agreement about whether they should properly be called mental disorders at all.

Caught in the middle of all this, social care workers regularly find themselves ‘between a rock and a hard place’ with little or no real idea about what to do or how to get effective help.

This training acknowledges and then neatly side-steps ‘the PD debate’ and looks instead at the difficulties that these conditions cause in practice and what support workers can do both to protect themselves and to support their service-users.

By applying theory to practice in a way that workers at all levels can get to grips with the course uses everyday awareness as the base for a realistic and practical set of skills that really can make a difference.

The course covers:

What do we mean by personality disorder?
Emotionally Unstable and Antisocial Personality Disorders (the personality disorders most commonly found in social care)
Splitting
Secrecy and collusion
Deliberate Self Harm
Suicide
Risk to self and others
Practical interventions in social care
Falling between services
Getting help
Speak the right language

Video: Should psychiatrists diagnose personality disorder?

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