Identify what a Personality Disorder is and its causes
Recognise how a person’s early developmental experiences might affect how people respond to stress in adulthood.
Be able to relate own emotions to difficult situations when working with people with a Personality Disorder.
Be able to apply validation skills when managing difficult situations
Employ approaches and practice that promote containment and therapeutic boundaries.
This course is aimed at giving participants who support people with personality disorder insight into the diagnosis. Participants will begin to understand the link between traumatic childhood experiences and adult presentations using attachment theory. The course will explore how supporters can be more effective atcontaining strong emotions that often erupt in this client group. The course is suitable for support workers and qualified staff.