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Personality Disorders: Characteristics and Treatment

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An introduction to the main features of personality disorders and their treatment from a psychotherapeutic perspective.

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What is this webinar about?

Personality is the relatively stable, general way in which a personal thinks, feels and behaves. Psychologically, it is what makes one person different from other people. A personality disorder is a way of thinking, feeling and behaving that is perceived to be inconsistent with the expectations of the culture, and which causes distress, problems of functioning to the individual and is typically enduring.

Management, treatment and support for individuals suffering from personality disorders can be challenging - sometimes because the distinctive interpersonal style of the client is itself avoidant or disruptive of any therapeutic intervention. The range of different types of personality disorders, and the range of variation within each 'cluster' and 'type' further complicates support and treatments strategies.

This introductory workshop assumes no prior knowledge of this complex and challenging area, and will provide an overview of the key issues and principles in understanding, supporting and treating this multifaceted set of conditions.

Key Topics (indicative)

  1. Diagnostic Criteria (DSM-5) and the idea of 'disorder',
  2. Types of Personality Disorder:
  3. Cluster A - 'Suspicious
  4. Cluster B - 'Impulsive'
  5. Cluster C - 'Anxious'
  6. Prevalence, Causes, Gender differences
  7. Case Study small group exercise
  8. Treatment Issues and Perspectives
  9. Medication and Treatment
  10. Metacognitive interpersonal therapy (Gordon-King)
  11. The client voice and the Recovery Journey (Katsakou)
  12. Type 1 and Type 2 thinking treatments (Broyd)
  13. Summary and next steps.

The workshop will review the skills required to recognise, understand, and treat personality disorders. While not every subtype will be analysed in depth, there will be consideration of paranoid personality disorder, Schizoid personality disorder, Schizotypal Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Histrionic personality disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder, and Dependent personality disorders.

What have previous delegates said about this webinar?

  • Great overview of Personality Disorders and plenty of ideas I can go and read more about for my clients who have PD diagnoses. Interesting and interactive learning too.
  • I am a first year Counselling and Psychotherapy student- excellent, informative and up to date
  • Great course - packed full of info. Time flew.
  • The introduction to MIT was very helpful.
  • I have a much clearer picture now than I did before
  • Very informative, engaging and useful as a practitoner who does not often work with personality disorders
  • Very enjoyable and a good overview of personality disorders and the current treatment approaches available.
  • It’s great to understand and gain a holistic assessment, formulation and treatment plan proc as. As always, Patrick is extremely knowledgeable,, experienced and engaging . Thank you for giving complex information , simple clear & coherent.
  • Very good overview of this topic. A lot of very helpful information to be digested over time.
  • Very interesting and lots of follow up reading to do

Who is leading this webinar?

Professor Patrick McGhee is a CBT therapist, psychologist and UK National Teaching Fellow. Educated at the universities of Glasgow and Oxford, he has completed CPD programmes at Harvard Business School and Ashridge. In 2017 he was a Visiting Fellow/Scholar at the universities of Cornell, Yale and MIT in the USA. He has taught, researched or practised in psychology and therapy for 30 years. His first post was a Research Fellow in Psychiatry and Psychology at St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London. He is the author of Thinking Psychologically (Palgrave) and co-editor of Accounting for Relationships (Methuen). He is an occasional columnist for the Guardian, the BBC and the Times Higher. He currently works in private practice in Greater Manchester. He has full accreditation from the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists.

Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at therapists, counsellors, advisers, educationalists, health care workers, social workers and students in these areas. It is particularly useful for counsellors who do not normally work within a cognitive or behavioural model but want to explore tried and tested techniques. Similarly, counsellors and therapists working within this tradition are likely to find this workshop a useful refresher in the latest approaches. It is also suitable for anyone with an interest in contemporary practice in this area.

Resources

A full set of slides, with extensive clickable links to free online resources, is sent free to all delegates after the event. This also includes references to key sources and further reading. Additionally, an anonymous summary of participant contributions is provided free of charge.

CPD

A CPD Certificate of Attendance confirming 2 hours skills CPD is available free on request to all delegates who attend.

Joining instructions

Joining instructions for the webinar will be sent to participants approximately 48 hours, 2 hours and 10 minutes before the start of the event. Please aim to join about 5-10 minutes before the start of the event to check connections.

Please note

The workshop does not itself offer therapy. See NHS website for guidance https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/how-to-access-mental-health-services/

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