Understanding Personality Disorders Course at Level 3
- Course code: MN01
- Delivery method: Online or Paper
- Course duration: 12 Months
- Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
- Award achieved: Certificate of Achievement by ABC
- Awarding body: ABC
After studying this course, students will:
- Understand 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 a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd on behalf of UK Distance Learning & Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by UK Distance Learning & Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
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