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Personality Disorders

Subject category: Mental Health

Course overview

This training course will provide the skills and knowledge required to support
people affected by personality disorders by providing them with greater
awareness and understanding.
The course will also support staff to understand how personality disorders can
affect the way people identify with, and form a perception of the ‘average’ person,
and how this may affect their perception of other people. Many people with a
personality disorder will also have associated mental health challenges.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Fact or fiction activity, group discussions, self-assessment and action planning.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
NICE Guidelines: Personality Disorders
Guidance from the Royal College of Psychiatrists
And the following QCF unit:
Understand Mental Health Problems

Course content

What is a personality disorder?
The types of personality disorders
Causes of personality disorders
Signs and symptoms of personality disorder
Treatment options
Support networks

Learning outcomes

Define the meaning of the term personality disorder
List the types of personality disorders
Describe the causes of personality disorders
Describe the signs and symptoms of a personality disorder
Describe the social, emotional and psychological impact which personality disorders may have on people
Describe the treatment options available for personality disorders
List sources of support


6 hours

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