Working with people with Borderline Personality Disorder workshop

The purpose of this training session is to increase awareness and understanding of how Borderline Personality Disorder may affect an individual and the impact that this presentation can have on staff/teams who work with them.

Suitable for: Mental health/psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, probation officers, people working in HR or Occupational Health departments. People or teams working in crisis care, inpatient or community settings.  Carers of people with mental health issues.

This training will allow you to interact with your trainer and other participants. In addition to the workshop content, there will be time built in for live discussions, question & answer sessions and skills practice. 

Programme duration

One day.

What the training will cover

To increase participants’ knowledge regarding:

  • What personality disorder is
  • How to recognise Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • How it is diagnosed
  • Gender issues in diagnosis
  • The rewards and challenges of working with this client group
  • How BPD develops
  • The impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)
  • Strategies for managing the impact of working with this client group on teams and individuals
  • Strategies for managing the impact of working with this client group on individuals
  • Boundaries
  • Treatments for BPD

To provide a space for case discussion regarding participants’ experiences of working with this client group. Participants will be broken up into groups of 3 or 4 and will identify a client (anonymously) that they have worked with and the experiences of working with them. They will discuss the learning from the training and how they might apply the information to this case. They will then feed this back to the bigger group.

Delivery methodologies 

Directed learning

Group discussion and interaction

Suggestions for further learning and reading

Connect with your trainer

The Learning Curve Institute will email a pre-course questionnaire to each participant in order to ensure the training meets the needs of everyone taking part 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 participants are provided with the contact details of the trainer and are free to contact them with any questions they may have.

Programme certification

Participants will each receive an eCertificate of Completion in “Working with People with Borderline Personality Disorder” from The Learning Curve Institute.