How can we differentiate bipolar disorder from borderline personality disorder (BPD), obsessive-compulsive disorder from obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, or a cognitive lack of empathy from the emotional lack of empathy that is part of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)? Although personality disorders are often talked about, their symptoms can be difficult to recognise - particularly by novice therapists who may be baffled by behaviours associated with personality disorders. This seminar will provide an understanding of the ten DSM-5 listed personality disorders, with an emphasis on: learning to identify the symptoms; understanding the lived experience of consumers; and learning to manage some of the difficult behaviours.
The morning session of the seminar will explore eight personality disorders: paranoid, schizoid, and schizotypal (cluster A); avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive (cluster C): and histrionic and antisocial (cluster B).
The afternoon session will focus on the two most prominent cluster B personality disorders: BPD and NPD. For all personality disorders, the topics will include: (1) identification of symptoms and behaviours using case studies; (2) causes; (3) comorbidities; (4) the lived experience of consumers using audiovisual material; (5) treatment options (or the lack thereof); and (6) strategies for managing difficult behaviours.
The presentation style will be interactive, encouraging participant contributions and questions.
Learning objectives of this training:
“This seminar will focus on skills in identifying symptoms of personality disorders, and how to manage some of the associated challenging behaviours.” Renata Porzig-Drummond
How will you benefit from attending this training?
Morning Session (includes a short morning tea break)
Brief overview of the 10 personality disorders:
Exploration of the three Cluster A and three Cluster C personality disorders, as well as Histrionic and Antisocial Personality Disorders (Cluster B):
Afternoon Session (includes a short afternoon tea break)
Exploration of the most prominent two Cluster B personality disorders: Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD):
This seminar has been designed to extend the clinical knowledge and applied skill of Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Psychologists, Hypnotherapists, Social Workers, Community Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Psychiatrists.
9:00am - 12:45pm
Includes a 15 minutes break at 10:45am
12:45pm - 1:45pm
1:45pm - 5:00pm
Includes a 15 minutes break at 3:15pm
COVID-19 AND YOUR SAFETY
Our venue is registered with Service NSW as a 'Covid Safe' venue.
You will be required to checkin via our QR code and to abide by the safety measures current at the time and in line with public health orders. These will be advised in your pre-event reminder/information emails.
In the interest of everone's safety, PDP reserves the right to deny entry to any participant who chooses not to follow the current COVID safety plans.
This venue offers wheelchair access from the Brown Street entrance.
4 minute walk from Chatswood train/metro/bus interchange
Links to reasonable early-bird parking close to the venue:
All day tea, coffee and chilled water are provided.
If you have not ordered lunch with your registration, we have a fridge and two microwave ovens should you wish to bring your own food.
The venue has a cafe on the ground floor and is surrounded by cafes and restaurants including an extensive food hall above the Chatswood Interchange.
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