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!

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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