Category Archives: Personality Disorders

Seminar on Working with Personality Disorder, with Pete Holloway

In March 2016 Pete Holloway, an experienced psychological practitioner within the NHS, treated us to an in-depth insight into working with patients on the Personality Disorder spectrum. Pete shared his vast knowledge and provided examples of clinical work to explain the different types of Personality Disorder.
We learned about how the enduring types of behavioural patterns are classified by the ICD 10 (W.H.O.) and DSM V (American Psychiatric Association) organisations.

Pete helped us to understand the dilemmas and contradictions likely to be experienced by the therapist working with patients and how important it is for the therapist to maintain therapeutic optimism in the therapeutic relationship to help both the patient and therapist.

The seminar was delivered by Pete with humour, drama and impact, making the subject matter come to life and be felt.

Jo Turner
PG Dip. Mar. Th. MBACP
March 2016

We are delighted with our delegate feedback scores from this seminar as follows:

Speaker (Pete Holloway): 4.82 out of 5
Value for money: 4.73 out of 5
Overall assessment: 4.65 out of 5

Delegate comments:
engaging, clear and concise
v good diagnostic terminology
really excellent (i don’t often say that!)
great speaker, engaging and informative
great venue
Pete delivered a very challenging therapeutic process and experience very well with humour and insight.