Personality Disorder – An Introduction Short Course

Personality Disorder – An Introduction Short Course
  • Develop your skills & knowledge
  • Delivered by academic experts & qualified professionals
  • Receive a certificate of attendance 

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

1 day


School of Nursing

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Tuesday 23 January 2018, 9am - 4pm

Entry Requirements:


Course Content

Course Outline:
Personality disorders are the most prevalent mental disorder in mental health services. It is a complex area and can carry significant discrimination and strong opinions. Often staff feel inadequately prepared for working with service users with the diagnosis.

This session will provide an overview of the types of personality disorder, consider the theories and possible causes of personality disorder, discuss presentation and working with people with the diagnosis. The session will also examine views on personality disorder and their impact on care. Using case studies, the aim of the session is to increase understanding of working with someone with the diagnosis in a positive and therapeutic way.

Who Should Attend?

Healthcare professionals or professionals working in mental health services who may work with service users with a personality disorder.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Attendance without examination

Academic Expertise

Emma Jones completed her degree in mental health nursing at UCLan and enjoyed it that much she returned as a Lecturer. In July 2013 she completed her MSc in personality disorder. Prior to her current position Emma worked in a Forensic In-Reach Team, in which she continues to have a clinical role.

Learning outcome & aims

At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Consider research findings behind the study of personality disorder
  • Have an understanding of theories and possible causes of personality disorder
  • Think about influences on care of someone with a personality disorder in current practice
  • Review personal attitudes, values and beliefs about personality disorder 

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Work experience and international opportunities

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Graduate Careers

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Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


How to Apply

Please book online at If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us: email or call 01772 893808

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