Personality Disorder training: Enhancing your day-to-day practice

August 24 2021

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Psychologically Informed Consultation and Training (PICT) is a new service offered by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust that empowers GPs and professionals working across Primary care who work with people with complex emotional needs or personality disorder.

The PICT model works to upskill professionals through consultation and training, to help them work with confidence and compassion when engaging with people with difficulties associated with personality disorder.

Depending on the specific needs of your service, tailored training sessions are offered to help staff improve knowledge and understanding of personality disorder. All training is developed and delivered by a trainer who has lived experience of personality disorder and a specialist psychological clinician.

Topics covered in training

  • Improved understanding of personality disorder and developing skills to optimize your day to day practice.
  • Self-harm, suicide and risk: important issues to consider when supporting a person with personality disorder
  • Creating effective boundaries
  • Managing the emotional demand of working with people with these difficulties
  • Training for GP reception staff and administrators on understanding personality disorder and managing difficult interactions.

If you are interested in organising some training for your GP practice, please contact or fill out the online training request form.

Click here for more information about the service.