Understanding Personality Disorders and the Impact on Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviour

The word ‘personality’ refers to the pattern of thoughts, feelings and behaviour that makes each of us the individuals that we are. We don’t always think, feel and behave in exactly the same way – it depends on the situations we are in, the people with us and many other things. This workshop provides comprehensive information on conditions that, in affecting personality, are so often misinterpreted and misunderstood.

(NOTE: Borderline Personality Disorder is not included in this workshop - this will be delivered as a separate workshop).

An image showing many different carved faces representation of borderline personality disorder and other personality disorders


  • Personality development

  • The role of trauma

  • Impacts of a ‘personality disorder’

  • Maintaining a safe space

  • Wider treatment strategies

Participants will

  • Discuss why it is important to identify personality issues

  • Understand the aetiology of personality disorders including trauma and other life impacts

  • Identify the key features of each personality disorder

  • Describe effective strategies and responses for support