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Introduction to Personality Disorders (Dr Melanie Lee)

  • The Road Centre 21a North Burns Chester le Street, England, DH3 3TF United Kingdom (map)

Trainer: Dr Mel Davis, Specialist Clinical Psychologist

The session aims to introduce workshop participants to: 

• The key, defining features of personality disorder presentations, with a focus on Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) 
• Clinical guideline o how to worth therapeutically with both presentations 

The session will include: 

• Theoretical understanding of both presentations from a Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT) perspective
• Examples of visual CAT maps ad diagrams to help clients better understand their repeating relationship patterns which cause upset and difficulty
• Core principles for how the therapist can keep themselves and clients safe and contained when engaging in such work 

The session will be delivered through: 

Presentations, case demonstrations, self-reflection exercises and group discussions 

The learning outcomes of the session are: 

• Participants will be able to explain the distinguishing features of BPD and NPD
• Participants will be more aware of their own capabilities and the appropriate limits when engaging in such work i.e. knowing when to refer on 

Key References: 

• Ryle, A. (1997). Cognitive Analytical Therapy and Borderline Personality Disorder: The Model and Method. Chichester: Wiley. 

To book email Catherine at or follow the instructions below:


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