Personality Disorder & Parenting


2 days

About this course

This two-day workshop will examine what Personality Disorder is, how it relates to parenting, and its impact on children's development. The course will look at how to deal with parents whose difficulties are consistent with a diagnosis of Personality Disorder, examining such issues as parental sensitivity to criticism, and parents who lie.


As well as providing an explanation of PD and its effects on families and relationships the course will provide practical advice on dealing with PD parents in a professional setting, for example how to deal with angry, confrontational meetings and attacks on the professional's competence and integrity, and assessing children's attachments to PD parents.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for CAMHS clinicians, social workers and adult mental health professionals who have an interest in working with parents with personality disorder.

Aims of course

The course aims to:

  • Provide a model for understanding Personality Disorder.
  • Discuss how Personality Disorder affects parenting, and how to recognise the impact of Personality Disorder on the child.
  • Provide an understanding of the impact of PD on care networks and how to develop effective ways of engaging the parent with Personality Disorder.

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