Understanding borderline personality disorder - Antser
  • Adults and Transition 16+

Understanding borderline personality disorder

This highly specialised course supports participants in developing a better understanding of borderline personality disorder, their classifications and how they fit into the mental health spectrum.
1 day
up to 22 people face to face
up to 15 people remotely

Learning outcomes

  • To better understand the term “Personality Disorder” and the different types that are recognised;
  • To understand how Borderline Personality Disorder differs from other Personality Disorders and where there can be cross overs;
  • To discuss comorbidity and the controversy of Personality Disorders in relation to the classification of mental illnesses;
  • To gain an understanding of what causes a Personality Disorder and what treatment is available;
  • To consider the experience of people with a Personality Disorder/Borderline Personality Disorder – how it affects them and others around them;
  • To consider the challenges in providing support to a person with a Personality Disorder/Borderline Personality Disorder;
  • To discuss how to support people more effectively.


The course will enable delegates to learn about Personality Disorders, their classifications and how they fit into the mental health spectrum. Delegates will also gain an understanding about how Personality Disorders impact on the individual and the people around them (professionals/friends/family members), learning skills that will promote best practice when working with a person with a Borderline Personality Disorder.

This course is delivered by our expert facilitators who will bring their first hand experience and tailor the course to suit your learning needs.

Our course covers the following topics:

  • Introduce self and aims for today
  • What is Personality?
  • Personality Disorder
  • How does a Personality Disorder develop?
  • Personality Disorder Clusters
  • Explanation of Comorbidity and Controversy of Diagnosis
  • Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Experiences of facing stigma
  • Strategies to support people more effectively
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This course includes:

  • Case studies
  • Safeguarding practice reviews
  • Group work
  • Resources

Benefits of the course:

  • Up-to-date and in line with the key legislation and guidance in the UK
  • No pre requisites needed to join this course
  • Delivery from professional and expert facilitators in the field

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