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Personality Disorder course for Allied Health

Speciality Classification
Allied Health
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
RCEM, NHS Health Education England

This session focuses on the controversial diagnosis of personality disorder and lived experiences of the diagnosis. The session will explore what 'personality disorder' means and some of the common misconceptions. During this session you will find out how to deliver safe, compassionate care and treatment in the emergency setting.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by 'personality disorder'
  • Identify some of the myths around personality disorder
  • Appreciate what is it like to live with a personality disorder diagnosis
  • Describe how your responses and reactions to someone with personality disorder diagnosis can impact on them
  • Recognise the emotional impact of working people who are distressed on the clinical team

Instructors / Speakers
Katherine Chartres,
Nurse Consultant

Kate is a nurse consultant in the Sunderland Psychiatric Liaison Team and is one or the nursing representatives of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty for Liaison Psychiatry.

Kate has worked as a mental health professional into emergency departments for in excess of 10 years. Her interests are in developing truly integrated services, ensuring parity of esteem for mental and physical health and challenging stigma to improve the experience of people with mental health problems.

Julia Blazdell,
Project Manager, Emergence
Oliver Dale,
Consultant Psychiatrist and Jungian Analyst

Oliver Dale is the Clinical Lead for the Personality Disorder Pathway at West London Mental Health Trust. His responsibilities here include the Cassel Hospital and the Personality Disorder Managed Clinical Network. The latter is a dedicated training and consultation service which is co-produced with Emergence. He is a member of the committee for the British and Irish Group for the Study of Personality Disorder (BIGSPD). He also chairs the Personality Disorder Review Group which conducted the 2015 National Personality Disorder Service Survey.

His particular interests include the development of services using a multi-disciplinary and multi-modal approach with co-production as a central tenet. His research interests include the physical health outcomes of personality disorder, the use of medication in personality disorder and the provision of services for those with personality disorder.

Lucinda Shoolbred,
Consultant Forensic Psychologist, West London Mental Health Trust
Personality Disorder course for Allied Health
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Mental Health, Psychiatric or mental health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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