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Structured Clinical Management (SCM)

Learn about Anna Freud's Structured Clinical Management (SCM) training here.

About this training

Structured Clinical Management (SCM) is an evidence-based approach that enables generalist mental health practitioners to work effectively with people with borderline personality disorder.  

SCM provides generalist mental staff with a coherent systematic approach to working with people with borderline personality disorder. It is based on a supportive approach with case management and advocacy support. There is an emphasis on problem-solving, effective crisis planning, medication review and assertive follow-up if appointments are missed. 

Aims of this training

By the end of the three day training, participants will:

  • Understand the rationale and evidence base for SCM;

  • Show increased awareness of personality disorder;

  • Develop skills to treat people with personality disorder comorbid with affective and other disorders;

  • Be able to implement strategic and core processes of SCM.

Who is this training for?

The course is suitable for all mental health professionals currently working with patients who have a personality disorder or whose personality interferes with treatment. No specialist or high level psychological treatment skills are required to attend the course.

SCM has been implemented successfully by general mental health professionals without additional specialist training. It is particularly suitable for mental health nurses, graduate workers and others interested in the treatment of personality disorder.

Professor Anthony Bateman

MBT Training Consultant

David Rawlinson

Programme Director SCM

Mark Sampson

Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead

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