This course is available in Paper format and Online.
This course looks at possible causes of personality disorders, the different treatments available and sources of help when working with these complex conditions.
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Working With Personality Disorders at QLS Level 3
Course code: MN01
Delivery method: Paper Based or Online
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: ABC Awards and Certa Award Certificate of achievement at QLS Level 3
After studying this course, students will:
- Have an understanding of personality disorders
- Understand possible causes
- Have knowledge of the different treatments available
- Be able to list sources of help and advice in a range of situations
- Have a clear understanding of how to work with these complex conditions
The Course Includes the Following Units:-
- Unit 1 – Classifications of Personality Disorder
The following topics are covered: Diagnostic criteria – DSM; and ICD.
- Unit 2 – The History & Explanations of Personality Disorders
The following topics are covered: What are personality Disorders?; Paranoid; Schizoid; Schizo typical; Anti Social; Borderline; Histrionic; Narcissistic; Avoidant; Dependent; and Obsessive.
- Unit 3 – Presentation of Personality Disorder
The following topics are covered: Self Harm; Coping with Borderline Personality Disorder; Eating disorders; Addictions; OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Stress; Anxiety; Depression and Bipolar; and Dissociative disorders.
- Unit 4 – Common Generalisations & Misconceptions
The following topics are covered: Manipulative; Attention seeking; Demanding; and Obstructive.
- Unit 5 – Causes of Personality Disorders
The following topics are covered: Developmental; The role of Peers; Biological; Genetic and Physical.
- Unit 6 – Treatments
The following topics are covered: Medications, Anti Depressants, Anti Psychotics and Mood Stabilizers; Psychodynamic Psychotherapy; Mentalisation based treatment (MBT); Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT); Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT); Therapeutic communities; Day hospitals; Solution Focused Therapy; Treatment research; and EMDR – Eye Movement desensitisation restructuring.
- Unit 7 – Therapeutic Relationship
The following topics are covered: What is Mediation?; When is Mediation called for?; Responsibilities; Preliminaries; The introductory phase; Problem definitions; Respect the parties’ abilities to reach a settlement; Caucus meetings; The second session; Teamwork; The Agreement; and Attributes of a good mediator.
- Unit 8 – Prognosis
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
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Paper Based Version
The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.
Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.
As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.
All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.
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