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Lecture Overview

Personality disorders are some of the most controversial psychiatric diagnoses. They are usually associated with deeply ingrained, extreme, inflexible and maladaptive patterns of relating to and perceiving both the environment and themselves. This introductory session will review the condition. How are the terms ‘personality’ and ‘personality disorder’ defined? Foundational facts for developing an understanding of the differences between those who have a diagnosable personality disorder and those who do not.

Educators

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Geoffrey Ahern Visit

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively to educate other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems, as well as substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a masters of health science (mental health and addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose, and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health, as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment and wonderment.

Reviews

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5 Total Rating(s)
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Juliet Melano
06 Oct 2019

This was a FANTASTIC presentation and should be mandatory for all health professionals. :)

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Rebecca Hankinson
05 Oct 2019

This lecture has provided me with greater knowledge on PD, management and has provided me with more empathy for individuals with such disorders

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Colin Gardiner
05 Oct 2019

Good topic and presentation