Personality Types and Disorders

Personality type is a key determinant in both how therapist and client bond therapeutically and in the nature of the presenting issue itself. This workshop will explore the dynamics of different personality types and how these individuals differences need to be specially engaged with.

Presented by Kevin Fehin, Senior Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist. Kevin is currently employed in the Adult Mental Health Service with the HSE. Among other qualifications he holds a Masters in Psychoanalytic Studies.

Members of The Psychological Society of Ireland and The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland can receive learning credits/CPD points for completing this workshop.


“The workshop contained a wealth of interesting insights. Even though I am not a therapist or a counsellor, it was very relevant and helpful to the work that I do in the homeless services. I felt that Kevin's depth of knowledge and experience brought a richer context to the subject, and I felt that what he shared with us was only the tip of the iceberg of his understanding, skill and knowledge on the topic. I also enjoyed his wit, which added a relatable cultural backdrop to certain personality disorder descriptions.”

Debbie Beirne, Activation Officer, Peter McVerry Trust

February 2024


“The training was exceptional, Kevin has such a natural, authentic style that engages the listener.  The content was excellent and so well delivered, I have recommended this module to so many of my colleagues since.  You all provide such a remarkable service, in a professional and yet “laid back” style, it’s such a pleasure being a participant knowing I will have a great learning outcome each time, thanking you very much!”

Mary Anne Walsh,  C.Psychol.,P.s.S.I, Irish Cancer Society

March 2023


"I absolutely loved the workshop, it was very informative and most importantly, the information was delivered in a way that it could be easily understood and assimilated. My deepest congratulations to Kevin, such an amazing trainer. The background in relation to trauma was exposed in a clear manner, it's obvious he has huge knowledge in the area."          

Ana Llorca Benet, Team Leader, St. Margaret’s Network

March 2023

Programme Duration

One day.

Programme Aims

To give learners a more in-depth understanding of Personality Types and Disorders and how to determine them. The personality types covered will include for example, borderline, narcissistic, histrionic, obsessive, avoidant and anti-social.

Programme Content

Delivered by Kevin Fehin, this workshop will explore the developmental dynamics that give rise to each personality and the kinds of unconscious / conscious processes to sustain them. The workshop will focus on just what constitutes a personality problem in the first place and what distinguishes this from more normative self-identities.

Learning Outcomes

To equip the learner with the tools to enable them to develop, build and expand their existing knowledge in relation to Personality Types and Disorders. 

Connect with Your Trainer

The Learning Curve Institute will distribute a unique pre-course questionnaire to each participant in order to ensure the training meets the needs of everyone in the room and is tailored to the appropriate level while also covering specific situations or scenarios as highlighted by the group.

The Learning Curve Institute also offers a bespoke post course support system whereby students are provided with the contact details of the lecturer and are free to contact him/her with any questions they may have. 

Programme Certification

Participants will receive an eCertificate of Attendance entitled "Personality Types and Disorders".

People like what we do

"Really nice guy, kept me interested from start to finish. Great way of explaining. Best training I've done in years." Mark Taylor, April 2019