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Personality Disorder training

The ADDRESS® Course for working with Personality Disorder.

The ADDRESS® Course for Working with Personality Disorder is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited Personality Disorder training courses in the UK and Ireland.

It is the only Personality Disorder training that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course. The course is available for teams and individuals and can be attended face-to-face or online.

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Executive Summary:

Personality Disorder causes distress both to the individual concerned and those around them, yet is so poorly understood even by professionals that the term 'Personality Disorder' is sometimes used as little more than a term of abuse for patients who have consistently frustrated those who are trying to help them.

The ADDRESS® Course is designed to provide delegates with (a) a proper understanding of personality disorder and (b) professional and effective ways of responding to the most difficult behaviours that people with personality disorder produce, and (c) a clear and systematic sequence of steps to consistently deliver successful treatment interventions.

Who should attend:

All professionals who work with people diagnosed as 'personality disordered', including 'borderline personality disorder' whether in community, inpatient or secure settings.

Course Aims:

First Aid:

Understanding and treatment interventions:

What this course will do for you:

What you receive as a result of attending the training:

You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course and access to the online exam if you wish to uprate your APT accreditation to Level 2.

Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.

Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 100,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.


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Booking Options...

 for individuals or small groups

 for teams and organisations




For individuals or small groups:

Option 1: Online Live course:

a live event hosted online via Zoom. (And you don’t even have to have your own Zoom account.)

A live and interactive online course, ask questions, make your observations, ‘Chat’ to other delegates. Open for you to attend from your home or workplace. Choose from one of the following dates to attend (3-days):

  19-21 April 2021
  22-24 November 2021

Price: £320 plus VAT per person. The fee covers: tuition, workbook, certification, registration, and accreditation at APT’s Level 1, with option to sit the online exam to upgrade to Level 2.
Times: 10am - 3pm daily (including 45 minutes for lunch.)

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For teams and organisations:


Option 1: Face-to-Face Onsite course:

We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.

Price: £4,495 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £300 plus VAT per person.

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:

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Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:

Live, interactive online course exclusively for your team or organisation.

Price: £3,870 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people (workbooks for every delegate are included in this price - if you require workbooks being sent to more than one location, there is an extra charge of £5 per extra address). Extra delegates £240 plus VAT per person.

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Option 3: 'Train the Trainer':

If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organisation, under license.

This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organisation the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.

To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:

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Downloadable information sheet:

Click here to download a printable information sheet


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NICE guidelines relevant to this course:

Antisocial personality disorder: prevention and management (CG77)  ❯

Borderline personality disorder: recognition and management (CG78)  ❯


APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 100,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

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Feedback Ratings

Feedback Ratings.

We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last ten runnings of this course.

Average Presentation rating: 99%

Average Relevance rating: 96%



*These statistics were last updated in November 2019.

Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments The ADDRESS® Course has received.

"Before the course my thoughts were that after working for 20 years, with patients who had PD, "what will I learn that I don't already know?" The answer is "A LOT". The course has been very helpful and the teaching style that the tutor has is brilliant. Very engaging, well-paced and very well presented."

"Extremely enjoyable and informative course ... I would highly recommend this course for anyone working within mental health."

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