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The ADDRESS™ Course for Personality Disorder

Personality disorder training from one of the UK's leading providers of intensive short courses.

     
   
 
   
 
Personality Disorder Courses  
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0116 241 8331
 
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Course content for The ADDRESS™ Course For Working With Personality Disorder training:

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A 3-day course for 6-16 people.
(2-day input in Personality Disorder also available.)

 
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Rationale:

Personality Disorder causes distress both to the individual; concerned and those around them, yet is so poorly understood even by professionals that the term 'Personality Disorder' is sometimes used as little more than a term of abuse for patients who have consistently frustrated those who are trying to help them.

The ADDRESS™ Course is designed to provide delegates with (a) a proper understanding of personality disorder and (b) a clear and systematic sequence of steps to consistently deliver successful interventions.


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Who should attend:

All professionals who work with people diagnosed as 'personality disordered', including 'borderline personality disorder' whether in community, inpatient or secure settings.

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What the course will do for you:

It will equip you with skills that are essential to working with personality disorder, many of which can be transferred to other areas of your professional and personal life.

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In 3-days you will cover a great deal:

•  The concept of personality and personality disorder.

•  What makes you think this person is suffering from a personality disorder? Forming a
   conceptualisation: what lies behind the problem and what is maintaining it?

First Aid:

Effective strategies for responding to common problematic behaviours from people diagnosed as personality disordered, including 'attention seeking', threats to harm themselves, and others.

Understanding and treatment interventions:

•  Understanding what happens in the different parts of the brain: why people repeatedly
   act against their own interests and as 'their own worst enemy'.

•  Generating insight in the person that certain aspects of what they do and/or the way they
   see things is causing problems. Raising their own observations to the status of
   knowledge - to motivate change.

•  Planning a better strategy for the person to respond to the situations that cause problems.

•  How to support the person in implementing the plan. How to help the person sustain
   the progress they achieve by developing and implementing a maintenance plan.

•  Building and maintaining the relationship.

•  Relation-fractures and repairs thereof.

•  Validation and the nurturing of the person's self efficacy, both key to personality disorder.

•  How to facilitate the person's learning from their experiences - both good and bad.

•  The square peg in the square hole: effective environmental manipulations.

•  Monitoring success in treatment: obtaining data and analysing it.

•  Supporting yourself: for your own good and the good of those you work with.

•  Case studies: prepared studies to analyse and 'solve'; applying ADDRESS™ to your
   own current cases.

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What this course will do for you:

•  It will provide you with (a) a proper understanding of personality disorder and (b) a clear
   and systematic sequence of steps to consistently deliver successful interventions.

•  It will equip you with skills that are essential to working with personality disorder, many
   of which can be transferred to other areas of your professional and personal life.


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Who should attend:

All professionals who work with people diagnosed as 'personality disordered', including 'borderline personality disorder' whether in community, inpatient or secure settings.

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How can I get more involved?


1.  Participate in this course
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We come to your organisation and train a group of 6-16 people for an all-inclusive fee, so you need to inform your training manager about the course, and see if they will commission it in.


2.  Bring the course to your organisation
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We can bring this 3-day course to you for an all-inclusive fee of £4,165 plus VAT and up to 16 people can attend. The fee covers all costs: the tutor, tutor's expenses (travel and accommodation), a workbook for every delegate, course evaluation (evaluation document returned to you), registration of all delegates on the APT (WhatWorksWithOffenders) database, individual certificates of attendance sent to each delegate after course attendance, certificate sent to you listing all who attended.  You provide the teaching room, any refreshments you want to, and the delegates!

To arrange this course, email office@whatworkswithoffenders.co.uk - or call 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.


3.  Have this approach become institutionalised within your organisation.
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We can help you find the most cost effective approach to training up sufficient numbers and getting systems in place so that this approach becomes institutionalised within your organisation. Contact us to discuss: email office@whatworkswithoffenders.co.uk - or call 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.


4.  Become a tutor for the course
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In order to achieve this you need to become an APT associate. If you are successful in achieving this then you can tutor the course in your own organisation, simultaneously saving your organisation half the course fee. There are also significant other benefits to being an associate. If you are a senior clinician with a real flair for putting things across, then contact us to discuss: email office@whatworkswithoffenders.co.uk - or call 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.

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As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course.



 
 
   
 
Feedback for The ADDRESS™ Course For Working With Personality Disorder training:


"I thoroughly enjoyed the three days. The enthusiasm and extensive knowledge-base that the tutor shared with us was rejuvenating. I have definite ideas that I will utilise and share with my colleagues and I will recommend this course to everyone who works with this client group. Thank you."

Melanie Wade, CPN


“I had limited understanding of PD before the course but this has given me good understanding and many helpful strategies that I can use in my everyday contact with clients. Great course - thank you.”

Alison Ellis, Social Worker


"A must-do course for all staff."
 
Course Delegate
 
 
“An excellent course which went a long way to de-mystifying the personality disorders. The tutor delivered a course which was thorough and gave good examples of how the ADDRESS model could be applied in everyday practice in ward and community settings. I would highly recommend this course to others.”

Kenneth Hunter, CPN


"Brilliant, excellent. Waited ten and
a half years for this course."
 
Patrick O'Brien, CST Manager


“Best course I have attended. The tutor was exceptional. His knowledge of the subject was remarkable and evident. The course will definitely benefit my practice in working with clients with personality disorder. Thank you.”

Jacqui Nicholls, Social Worker


"Waited for years for a course like this. Thank you.”

Isabel Eddy, CPN
 
 
"Riveting and extremely professionally presented. Would recommend others
to do this course, definitely."
 
Glynis Thomas, Day Services Manager


"This was an excellent course, very well presented, informative and useful. Both
the theory and practical sessions were interesting and useful and the
opportunity to revise information for quizzes helped to consolidate learning."
 
Marie Ansell, Mental Health Practitioner


“Brilliant presentation! Simply perfect.”

Rocio Calero, Psychiatrist
 
 
"Educative and excellent use of visual
aids which actually matched the handout contents, which if one of the, if not the best I have ever received. I felt valued and never felt 'stupid' when faced with new terminologies, as clear and simple explanation was given."
 
A Subratty, Staff nurse
 
 
"A really worthwhile course that both enhances practice and knowledge."
 
David Bailey, Systemic Psychotherapist


"I would recommend this course as it is one of the most guidance based training programs I have been on.”

Jonathan Morris, Course Delegate


"After this course I see a new dawn, I am so encouraged; I feel I will never again be terrified by a person with personality disorder."

Gertrude Goma, Staff Nurse


"Course was excellent from beginning
to end."
 
Marianne Kilgour, Community Care


"The tutor was fantastic and presented the course very well, it was very clear the amazing extent of knowledge she has. Course should be mandatory, it has supplied me with many new skills that I will use in daily practice."

Course Delegate




   




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