Introduction to Personality Disorder - Certificate
- 2 hours on-demand video
- 11 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- State what is personality disorder?
- Understand the development of personality disorder
- Understand basic theories of personality development
- Know about some of the origins and causes of personality disorder
- Be familiar with how personality disorder is assessed and diagnosed
- Work through a number of tasks and case studies
- Have a greater understanding of some of the treatment options available
- No previous knowledge or experience in working with Personality Disorder is required
- An interest in the subject
Another excellent course by Kevin O'Doherty, author, psychologist, cognitive behavior therapist and expert witness. The course is suitable for anyone with a personal or professional interest in personality disorder. Made up of high quality video presentations, audio files, handouts, power-point slides, tasks and exercises and case studies, the course is packed with information that will help you understand this fascinating subject. The course looks at the origins of personality disorder, the development of "normal" personality, causes of personality disorder, assessment and diagnosis pf personality disorder, treatments and interventions for personality disorder, professional working standards and practices, boundaries for staff and personal safety.
- Anyone who works in mental health settings
- Anyone working in health and social care settings
- Anyone with a personal or professional interest in Personality Disorder
Thanks for purchasing the course. This video gives an overview of what is covered in the course, the resources involved and whop can benefit from the course. Advice is also given to students who are taking the course individually as well as those studying in groups.
Here we look at what is considered "normal" personality development and how this differs markedly from personality "disorder. Each is compared and contrasted.
Here we look at why the diagnosis and the actual term "personality disorder" is still controversial in health, social care and mental health settings, and indeed in the community at large. Students are asked to consider why this is so. We move on to discuss the pros and cons of assessment and diagnosis of personality disorder.
Here we begin to explore the different types of personality disorder and the student is encouraged to do some research on ten different categories of personality disorder. Audio presentations towards the end of the course will clarify the diagnostic criteria for each of these ten personality disorders. We also look at how personality disorders are assessed and diagnosed, we explore where the diagnostic criteria is laid down and can be accessed by the student.
Here we begin to look at what research tells us about some of the causes of personality disorders, including biological, social, cultural and childhood experiences. It is important to point out that there is not one, distinct "cause" of personality disorder, but rather there are a number of influences that are known to play a part.
Here we look at how our attachment during childhood can perhaps make us more prone to developing personality disorder. Different family environments are explored with an emphasis on quality of attachment, love, care and support being important. Myths around certain family types being negative, are dispelled.
Here we look at the diagnosis of personality disorder. We explore how mental health clinicians and psychiatrists assess (through clinical interview, assessment, observation and feedback from families of the patient) the individual and seek to understand the nature of the symptoms they have been experiencing, in order to, hopefully, arrive at a clear cut, reliable, informed clinical diagnosis of the specific personality disorder that the patient has (if in-deed they do)
An important part of assessment of personality disorder is the exploration of thoughts (about self, the world and the future) and affect, i.e, how the individual expresses and deals with emotions. Here we begin to explore these all important factors in the life of the patient.
Here we look at vulnerability factors in the development of personality disorder, what are some of the factors that [perhaps make us more likely to go on to develop and personality disorder. These vulnerability factors have been explored and have been shown to be clinically important in pd development.
More information here on the diagnosis of personality disorder and how the psychiatrist will look at a whole range of information, including the "cluster" of symptoms that the individual has been experiencing. This along with the extensive clinical interview and the gathering of additional data leads to the successful diagnosis of the specific type of personality disorder that the individual is assumed to have.
Professional Boundaries are the lines that are drawn between what is acceptable and unacceptable actions for staff members and professionals. Here we look at what boundaries are, why we need to have them and how we can effectively implement and maintain them professionally and effectively.