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Recognising personality disorders and managing difficult behaviors: Reviewing the ten personality disorders and their associated challenging behaviours with an afternoon focus upon Borderline and Narcissistic disorders

Event Details
Date: 23rd Oct 2019
Venue: Sydney, NSW
CPD hrs: 7
Cost:

Standard fee $288

Student and new graduate rates available

Organiser: The Professional Development People
Further information

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

  1. Understanding key characteristics of personality disorders.
  2. Recognising associated behaviours.
  3. Understanding the lived experience.
  4. Learning about strategies to manage some of the challenging behaviours associated with personality disorders, particularly BPD and NPD.

Learning outcomes

How will you benefit from attending this training?

  • Learn to identify symptoms of the ten personality disorders.
  • Learn to recognise the associated behaviours.
  • Understand causes, comorbidities, and the lived experience of consumers.
  • Learn to manage the challenging behaviours associated with personality disorders.

Presenter details

Renata Porzig-Drummond is a lecturer at the Australian College of Applied Psychology in Sydney, specialising in the fields of mental health and psychology. She uses an interactive presenting style that encourages participation, and focuses on the practical relevance of the topic for a clinical context. She holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a BSc Psychology (Hon) from Macquarie University; a GradDip in Psychology and a BA from the University of Sydney. Renata’s research has focused on behaviour change and her research has been published in leading academic journals, including Behaviour Research and Therapy, Australian Social Work and Social Science & Medicine. Her clinical experience includes crisis counselling, psychological assessment, and working with clients with depressive and anxiety disorders. Renata is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Location and dates

UTS Short Course Rooms
Level 7, Building 10
235 Jones Street
Ultimo, NSW 2007

23 October 2019

9:15am - 4:30pm

Cost

Standard fee $288

This event is fully catered and all resources are provided.

Student and new graduates may apply to attend at half price, apply here

Registration and other information

Register online by clicking here

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PEOPLE
www.PDPseminars.com.au
info@PDPseminars.com.au
Ph: 1300 887 622

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers