Personality Disorders

This comprehensive training course will help you to understand personality disorders and the impact they have on an individual’s wellbeing.

A personality disorder can impact an individual in a wide range of different ways, affecting their lifestyle, outlook and how they interact with others. With personality disorders affecting 1 in 10 people, it’s crucial that you can recognise the signs and respond appropriately to best support those in your care.

A ‘must have’ for induction, refresher, management and vocational training.

Plus, every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course!


SCTV is the only online care training provider to be accredited by the BAC as well as CPD, assuring you of best quality training and service.


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As a guide, this course should take between 60 to 70 minutes. Remember, of course, different people learn at different rates for various reasons.

Printable PDF Syllabus

The syllabus includes, for example:

  • What is personality?
  • What is a personality disorder?
  • Stigma
  • Who's at risk?
  • Symptoms
  • Behaviour, emotions & thought processes
  • Paranoid thoughts
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Suicide & self-harm
  • Self-insight
  • State of denial
  • Types of personality disorder
  • Cluster A: odd/eccentric types
  • Cluster B disorders: dramatic/emotional/erratic types
  • Cluster C disorders: anxious/fearful types
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Causes
  • Childhood & environmental history
  • Personality disorders & other illnesses
  • Severity of symptoms over time
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Therapies
  • Counselling
  • Mental attitude
  • Self-help
  • Healthy diet & exercise
  • Medication
  • Hospitalisation
  • Caring for someone with a personality disorder