Occupational Therapy and  the Diagnosis of Personality Disorder

Occupational Therapy and the Diagnosis of Personality Disorder

Occupational Therapy and the Diagnosis of Personality Disorder 3rd October 2019 – Lift Venue London



Personality disorder is widely recognised as one of the most stigmatising and contentious labels in psychiatry. The label that is given to those we work with will often influence whether they are treated with empathy, care and compassion or suspicion, mistrust and exclusion. Anyone working in the field of mental health will be working with those who have this diagnosis, yet consistently students say that are not prepared for working with the difficulties those given this label experience.  

 

While NICE provides guidelines on how to work effectively with people who are given this diagnosis, Occupational Therapy is barely mentioned. A desire to do the best for those we work with has led to staff questioning whether their core skills are adequate, whether they are ‘good enough’ and whether further training in 3 letter therapies is the only way to be of use.  

 

This study brings together a range of clinical and lived experience to explore the challenges the profession experiences in this area. Through presentations, discussions and workshops delegates will develop their skills in working in this field, increase their awareness of their role and gain insights into ways of developing their competence.  

Target Audience

Occupational Therapists
Mental Health Staff
Multidisciplinary teams working with occupational therapists
Service-Users and Carers

 

Registration Fees

15% OFF FOR GROUPS (3 DELEGATES OR MORE)

Registration Fees £165.00

Charity/Student Registration £145.00

Special prices available to Services users, please email [email protected] for details



Personality disorder is widely recognised as one of the most stigmatising and contentious labels in psychiatry. The label that is given to those we work with will often influence whether they are treated with empathy, care and compassion or suspicion, mistrust and exclusion. Anyone working in the field of mental health will be working with those who have this diagnosis, yet consistently students say that are not prepared for working with the difficulties those given this label experience.  

 

While NICE provides guidelines on how to work effectively with people who are given this diagnosis, Occupational Therapy is barely mentioned. A desire to do the best for those we work with has led to staff questioning whether their core skills are adequate, whether they are ‘good enough’ and whether further training in 3 letter therapies is the only way to be of use.  

 

This study brings together a range of clinical and lived experience to explore the challenges the profession experiences in this area. Through presentations, discussions and workshops delegates will develop their skills in working in this field, increase their awareness of their role and gain insights into ways of developing their competence.  

Target Audience

Occupational Therapists
Mental Health Staff
Multidisciplinary teams working with occupational therapists
Service-Users and Carers

 

Registration Fees

15% OFF FOR GROUPS (3 DELEGATES OR MORE)

Registration Fees £165.00

Charity/Student Registration £145.00

Special prices available to Services users, please email [email protected] for details

Programme

 

Programme -subject to change-

09.00 - 09:25
Registration and Coffee

09:25 - 09:30
Chairman's opening address
Keir Harding,

Clinical Lead Beam Consultancy Providing Illumination & Support

09:30 - 10:00
The role of OT in “Personality Disorder”
Ian Merrick,

Professional Lead for community occupational therapy, community recovery college and head of VRS, West London NHS Trust

 

Learning outcomes
What occupational therapy can offer people with a diagnosis of personality disorder
Why occupational therapy should be considered as a first rank intervention for people with a diagnosis of personality disorder
Delivering occupational therapy as part of a multi disciplinary team

10:00 - 10:30
Stigma and Fear: An environment we need to adapt?
Keir Harding,

Clinical Lead, Beam Consultancy, Providing Illumination & Support

10:30 - 10:50
Morning Coffee Break and Networking

10:50 - 11:20
What influences occupational participation for people with a personality disorder diagnosis? – an overview of the evidence
Dr Catriona Connell,

Senior Forensic Occupational Therapist Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

 

Learning outcomes
An overview of the evidence
An overview of the evidence

11:20 - 11:50
Therapeutic relationships and occupation: how do we engage men who are in the criminal justice system?
Becks Blain,

Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Learning outcomes
The therapeutic relationship is developed with an emphasis on doing-together and with less emphasis on talking-together
How can our therapeutic relationship with the patient provide a foundation and framework for further interventions?

11:50 - 12:20
The Things that Helped Me
Melanie Anne Ball,

Lived Experience Practitioner, Trustwide Peer Support Lead at CNWL, Lecturer at School of Nursing Canterbury CC Uni, Independent Academic Researcher

12:20 - 12:40
Question & Answers with Morning Panel

12:40 - 13:30
Lunch Break and Networking

Workshops
13.30 CONFERENCE CONTINUES AND SPLITS INTO WORKSHOPS, Delegates will attend 2 workshops from the choices below one at 13.30 and one at 14.50, You can state your choices on the booking form

13:30 - 14:30
Workshop A
Using the Model of Human Occupation in the occupational therapy process: Assessment, formulation and intervention planning
Dr. Catriona Connell,

Senior Forensic Occupational Therapist Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

13:30 - 14:30
Workshop B
Hopelessness: Being 'good enough' when your client wants to die
Keir Harding,

Clinical Lead Beam Consultancy Providing Illumination & Support


14:30 - 14:50
Afternoon Coffee Break and Networking

14:50 - 15:50
Workshop C
"Taste of TC” Therapeutic Community Principles in Groupwork
Melanie Anne Ball,

Lived Experience Practitioner, Trustwide Peer Support Lead at CNWL, Lecturer at School of Nursing Canterbury CC Uni, Independent Academic Researcher

14:50 - 15:50
Workshop D
How do occupational therapists build on epistemic trust to develop the therapeutic relationship with men who are in the criminal justice system?
Becks Blain

Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist, Laurel Ward, Birmingham
Learning outcomes
If someone can experience epistemic trust in the therapeutic relationship he can trust what we have to say is important and relevant to them. If the trust is not there, minds cannot meet
Therapeutic relationships are limited in their utility without epistemic trust- how as occupational therapists can we do this differently?

15:50 - 16:30
Question & Answers with Afternoon Panel and Chair’s Closing Remarks and end of conference

 

Registration Space is limited. We encourage guests to register asap!!!

Registration Fees

15% OFF FOR GROUPS (3 DELEGATES OR MORE)

Registration Fees £165.00

Charity/Student Registration £145.00

Special prices available to Services users, please email [email protected] for details

Venue

VENUE INFO

 

 

Lift

  • Address: 45 White Lion Street London, N1 9PW


Lift is a stunning venue in Islington. The former Victorian school has been transformed into meeting and training rooms, halls, roof top terrace, dance studio, performance space and a gym. Lift is located within a five minute walk of Angel underground station and the buzz of Upper Street. The income received from venue hire is invested in services for young people in Islington.

Travel info

Public Transport:Angel Underground Station, 5 minutes walk.
Buses: 4, 19, 30, 38, 43, 56, 73, 153, 205, 214, 341, 476.

 


 

Registration Space is limited. We encourage guests to register asap!!!

Registration Fees

15% OFF FOR GROUPS (3 DELEGATES OR MORE)

Registration Fees £165.00

Charity/Student Registration £145.00

Special prices available to Services users, please email [email protected] for details

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