Working with people with personality disorders can be challenging, particularly during a crisis. People with personality disorders are at increased risk of suicide and self-harm, and frequently have contact with, and pose difficult management issues for a number of agencies including (and not limited to) health, housing and homelessness services, police and legal services just as a few examples. Interactions between people with personality disorder and services can often become difficult to manage due to the stress of the situation at hand, as well as lack of awareness of knowledge of personality disorders, as well as lack of skills to work with someone with personality disorder.
Project Air – A Personality Disorder Strategy will be delivering a 6 hour training and education session funded by the ISPIR Capacity Building Flexible Grants. This training is tailored to the NGO mental health and community services sector and will provide an introduction to personality disorders and a skills based session for workers, as well as provide information on research into personality disorders.
As a result of this training participants will:
Understand personality disorder complexity
Be oriented to clinical management guideline and evidence-based treatments
Understand the key principles for effective service delivery
Enhance skills in early identification of personality disorder and care pathways
Develop skills in working with specific groups including connecting with families and carers
For further information about this training as well as details about how to register please see the flyer.
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