The management of individuals with a personality disorder is both a challenging and controversial area of psychiatry. Personality disorders are often misunderstood and misdiagnosed and despite the evidence for a range of effective approaches personality disorder service provision remains patchy and of uncertain quality with the commissioning of services fragmented between CCGs, local authorities and NHS.
This event will take a close look across existing guidance and promote, share and introduce current best practice in the treatment of personality disorder.
The delivery of evidence-based health-based treatments for personality disorder is necessary, but not sufficient, to tackle the issue. New organisational structures and theoretical frameworks are emerging, but this requires effective leadership and funding.
With this event, we intend to open up that wider debate about ‘what is it about the whole system that we need to change?’ in order to make the care of those with difficulties associated with personality disorder services effective, holistic and acceptable.
This event comprises sessions and talks given by professionals and experts in the field of personality disorder from a broad range of clinical backgrounds and expertise, offering different insights gained into best practice. The format also offers opportunities for delegates to participate.
The intended outcome of this event sees that delegates will be better informed about personality disorders; understanding how they arise, who gets diagnosed with them, what they really are and how to better identify them in the clinical setting. We also hope the delegates will have a better feel of the current debates in the field as well as developing their own networks.
By including the most up-to-date clinical guidelines and multiple well-established intervention strategies, this conference will help healthcare workers and other professionals to maximize their treatment impact by learning about these current evidence-based best practices and how to apply them in their own clinical setting.
This event will be useful to practitioners working in both secure and non-secure settings with patients who have personality disorders, learning how to support them while guaranteeing the continuation of professional development and ensuring a service that is both user and family/carer focused. It will also be helpful to policymakers and commissioners.