This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.
This Understanding Personality Disorders course in Ashford forms part of a series of sessions exploring mental health. Learn how mental health conditions manifest and what the symptoms look like, what might be the causes and learn some practical ways to manage some of the symptoms to help you or those around you cope better on a daily basis. This course focuses particularly on understanding and managing personality disorders - what can cause it and some tips for living with it.
By the end of the day students should be able to:
1) state the symptoms and effects of Personality Disorders
2) understand the diagnosis of Personality Disorders
3) recognise the factors that contribute towards Personality Disorders
4) compare and evaluate some of the key treatment for Personality Disorders.
This course is educational rather than therapeutic. General broad ideas will be shared and discussed amongst the group. There could be some sharing of personal experiences. This course is not a replacement for personal therapy and this element will be carefully managed by the tutor.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Janet Beale
Janet Beale is a MBACP accredited Counsellor/Psycho-therapist, and has worked for at least 20 years as a Therapeutic Counsellor/Psychological Practitioner, and Clinical Supervisor for the NHS, Primary Care Trust, and in private practice. She also works as a South Regional Training Officer for The National Counselling Society.
Trained at Greenwich University, Janet holds a Master of Science in Therapeutic Counselling, and specialises in working with issues of confidence and assertiveness, and all Mental Health issues, working from an integrative approach using Person Centred, Psycho-dynamic and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
She also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, and has taught Counselling Courses and GCSE Psychology for the Kent Adult Education Services for 7 years.
How will I be taught?
The course will consist of a mixture of tutor input, group activities and discussion. The emphasis will be on participation and sharing of ideas. If you have a disability and think it may affect your learning in the classroom, or using any of our other services, please speak to us in confidence as soon as possible. We will discuss options with you and do our best to provide the support you would like.
This is an introductory course, so you are not expected to bring any knowledge, but we will be interested to find out how much you have gained from the course by the end.
What do I need to have with me?
Pen and paper for notes might be useful but we advise students not to purchase equipment, books or materials until after the first session of the course unless otherwise stated.
What can I do next?
We are currently offering a whole series of courses exploring mental health. See our website at www.kentadulteducation.co.uk for further information or ask your tutor for details.
What do I need to join the course
You will need access to a computer/laptop/tablet/iPad/Smartphone with internet connection to attend classes via Zoom. You will be sent a Zoom link on the morning of the course, so you can access the course. Zoom is free to access.
Anybody can join the course.
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Instructions will be sent to you by your tutor
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code ASH/92731/J/NC.
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