This course outlines the aetiology and risk factors for Borderline Personality Disorder, and also the recommended treatment, focusing especially on dialectical behaviour therapy.
About this course
Borderline personality disorder is a debilitating mental health disorder that involves severe disturbance of personality functioning. It is characterised by affective disruption, identity problems, poor impulse control, self-harm, and persistent difficulties in interpersonal relationships. Causal factors are only partly known, but BPD is thought to develop from the interaction of genetic diathesis and environmental stressors, such as physical and sexual abuse. Because it is associated with high utilisation of mental and psychiatric services, study leading to deeper understanding and better management on the part of counsellors and other clinicians (the aim of this course) is a gift to chronically at-capacity health services, and as such, to all of the community. Upon completion of this course, you will gain an understanding of the aetiology and risk factors for BPD and also the recommended treatment of dialectical behaviour therapy.
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