NCS | Understanding Personality Disorders and Traits for Therapy and…

We have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society!

Information for members

As of the 15th of May 2023, we have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).

Our new and improved website is coming soon!

A one-day CPD Event to be held on

Saturday 2nd September 2017 (10am to 4pm)

Venue -

ITC Therapy, 152a Derby Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 4AX

Cost - £120 includes lunch, course notes and CPD certificate

This workshop will give a basic understanding of the various Personality Disorders together with a better understanding of key Personality Traits.

It will help identify key personality and give better understanding why certain therapeutic / coaching approaches and interventions may not be working and how to better understand a client and the way they view the World.

Key Subject Areas

Defining Personality and Personality Disorders

Understanding of the “Big Five” personality traits

Greater awareness of the main Personality Disorders

Why a degree of understanding can help your practice

Understanding descriptive criteria for each disorder

Applying understanding gained through a number of case studies and reflective discussions

Course Tutor - Martin J Smith PhD

Martin is a senior accredited member of the NCS, a life member of the Open University Psychological Society and a senior lecturer in psychotherapy at Nottingham Trent University. He has been a trainer for over 25 years and in clinical private practice as a psychotherapist for over 18 years.

He draws from a range of therapeutic theories and approaches including the third wave CBT model of ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy approaches together with use of Clinical Hypnosis and Mindfulness.

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