Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Cost: £5.00+VAT

Welcome to our Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Training online training module. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion. The course duration is approximately 1 hour and will earn you 1 CPD point. You have 6 months from the date of purchase to finish this training.

This module covers various topics related to Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), including:

1. Introduction to BPD: An overview of what BPD is, its symptoms, prevalence, and the impact it can have on individuals' lives.
2. Diagnostic Criteria: Detailed information about the diagnostic criteria for BPD as outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
3. Etiology and Risk Factors: Discussion on the potential causes and risk factors associated with developing BPD, including genetic, environmental, and neurobiological factors.
4. Signs and Symptoms: A comprehensive exploration of the common signs and symptoms of BPD, such as emotional dysregulation, unstable relationships, identity disturbance, impulsivity, and self-harming behaviors.
5. Co-occurring Disorders: An examination of the frequent co-occurring mental health disorders with BPD, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and eating disorders.
6. Assessment and Diagnosis: Guidance on how to effectively assess and diagnose BPD, including the use of validated assessment tools and clinical interviews.
7. Evidence-Based Treatments: An overview of the most commonly used evidence-based treatments for BPD, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT), and Schema Therapy, including their key principles and techniques.
8. Therapeutic Approaches: Exploration of various therapeutic approaches and interventions that can be helpful when working with individuals with BPD, including boundary setting, emotion regulation skills, validation, and crisis management.
9. Working with Families and Carers: Guidance on how to involve and support families, partners, and carers in the treatment process, as they often play a crucial role in the individual's recovery.
10. Self-Care and Burnout Prevention: Information on the importance of self-care for professionals working with individuals with BPD, including strategies to prevent burnout and maintain their well-being.
11. Stigma and Attitudes: Discussion on the impact of stigma surrounding BPD and strategies to challenge and reduce stigma within society and the healthcare system.
12. Case Studies

The learning outcomes are:

1. Understanding the importance of self-care for professionals working with individuals with BPD to prevent burnout and maintain their well-being.
2. Recognizing the impact of stigma surrounding BPD on individuals with the disorder, their families, and their access to appropriate care and support.
3. Gaining knowledge of strategies to challenge and reduce stigma within society and the healthcare system, such as education, awareness campaigns, language use, and collaboration.
4. Familiarity with case studies illustrating different aspects of BPD and how various knowledge and skills can be applied in practice, including boundary setting, emotion regulation, validation, crisis management, cognitive restructuring, trauma-informed care, and building support networks.
5. Understanding the importance of personalized treatment plans that address the unique needs and preferences of individuals with BPD.
6. Recognizing the significance of providing training and education to healthcare professionals to improve their understanding and treatment of individuals with BPD.
7. Appreciating the value of self-compassion, self-awareness, and mindfulness in supporting individuals with BPD and maintaining professional well-being.
8. Understanding the role of family involvement, stigma reduction, and the promotion of self-care in the treatment and support of individuals with BPD.
9. Recognizing the potential benefits of accurate media representation and the humanization of BPD experiences.
10. Understanding the importance of ongoing assessment and adjustment of self-care strategies and treatment plans in supporting individuals with BPD.

We hope you find this module informative and beneficial for your professional development in Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

If you need more information about this course, please contact Train Healthcare directly at 0208 3266 704 or email
Please note that refunds are not available for online training purchases.

Nursing and Midwife Council's (CPD Points).

It is necessary to complete 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points) of relevant CPD within the three-year period since your last registration renewal or since joining the register.
Of these 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points), a minimum of 20 hours (20 Nursing CPD Points), should be dedicated to participatory learning, which involves engaging in activities that facilitate interaction with other professionals.