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Understanding Personality Disorder


Thu 13 Jun 2019, 9:00am–2:00pm

Where: MHERC Training Room, 116 Marshland Rd, Shirley, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Per person: $169.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Understanding Personality Disorder and the Impacts on Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviours Professional Development Workshop.

The word ‘personality’ refers to the pattern of thoughts, feelings and behaviour that makes each of us the individuals that we are. We don’t always think, feel and behave in exactly the same way – it depends on the situations we are in, the people with us, and many other things.

This workshop provides comprehensive information on conditions that, in affecting personality, are so often misrepresented and misunderstood. In discussing personality development it is important to have an understanding of of causes of same and how we can best support individuals.

- Unpicking the notion of personality development
- The role of trauma
- The impacts
- A safe space for everyone
- Wider treatment strategies

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
- Discuss why it is important to identify personality disorders
- Understand the aetiology of personality disorders including trauma and other life impacts
- Identify the key features of each personality disorder
- Describe effective, safe strategies and responses for support

Facilitated by: Dr Chris Taua PhD, RN, BN, MN(Dist), PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN

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