Remote Learning: 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 to engage with these individual differences.

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 on completion of this workshop. 


“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 which is not easy to do online, 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


“An enjoyable experience, delivered with passion as well as expertise. Highly informative, I was left with a greater understanding of the topic.”

Stephen Kelly, Project Worker, St. Dominic's Community Response Project

March 2023


‘Very clear concise information, very well presented with interesting and thought provoking discussions’.

Marie O’Connor, Senior Staff Nurse, The Drug Addiction Service, HSE

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

Participants should have the tools to enable them to develop, build and expand their existing knowledge in relation to Personality Types and Disorders. Specifically:

Participants will be provided with the tools to differentiate personality disorders and the psychodynamics underpinning each one.

Participants will be provided with the tools to enable them to utilise appropriate interventions for each type.

Participants will be provided with the tools to enable them to construct therapeutic relationships tailored to the specific dynamics in each type.

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" from The Learning Curve Institute.

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