Inter-rater reliability training in the IPDE (International Personality Disorder Examination) and application of the ICD-11 criterion for personality disorder.

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Date: 22nd - 23rd January 2020

Course Summary:

This training provides the opportunity to work through some practice cases to assess for personality disorder using the IPDE (International Personality Disorder Examination).  The IPDE stipulates that following initial training in the IPDE that there must be familiarity with the measure using cases. It is important to acquire acceptable levels of inter-rater reliability before using the IPDE for diagnostic purposes.

The workshop offers the opportunity to work through practice cases to meet this requirement.  Training will comprise of the scoring of a number of clinical videos. The training will also be extended to capture the application of the ICD-11 criterion for personality disorder to these cases, allowing for some additional practice in using this new approach.

This training is aimed to supplement initial training in the IPDE and is not seen as a replacement to initial IPDE training. As such, it is expected that all delegates have successfully attended training on the use, administration and application of the IPDE.  The training aims to provide an opportunity to work through case studies and to discuss scoring.  Specifically it aims to:

  • Apply the use of the IPDE to a range of clients.
  • To discuss scoring and issues of reliability.
  • To consider how the application of ICD-11 criterion could apply.

Trainers: Professor Jane L. Ireland will be leading the event. Professor Ireland is a Chartered Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist and Chartered Scientist. Professor Ireland has over 23 years of clinical practice, including completion of complex personality disorder assessments. Professor Ireland has worked in HM Prison Service as a psychologist and has been in the high secure psychiatric estate for 18 years.

Course materials: All attendees will be provided with a CPD certificate indicating proof of attendance and involvement in the inter-rater reliability exercises. Delegates are expected to be in possession of an IPDE manual, which they are able to bring to the training. If note, these can be ordered from Ann Arbour: www.annarbor.co.uk. Sufficient information will be provided, however, for those who are unable to acquire a manual in time.

Venue: CCATS, Westbourne House, 3 Lockwood Avenue, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, FY6 7AB. The course is non-residential but there are hotels nearby for any delegates requiring accommodation. Delegates wanting accommodation are expected to book this directly with the hotel. The training cost does not include accommodation. Joining instructions will be forwarded one month prior to the event.

Who can attend: The administration and scoring of the IPDE is controlled. The course is therefore available for Psychiatrists and Registered Psychologists who hold a current practicing certificate with the HCPC and/or GMC. It is only available for those who are able to diagnose with the IPDE, and thus the initial training must have been attended. Registered psychologists who wish to complete this training must be a full member of an applied division, specifically Forensic, Clinical or Counselling Psychology. Delegates must provide their professional body membership number in order to verify this and have their place confirmed. Psychologists in training can attend this event but only for CPD purposes and they must be within the last year of their training. They must be a member of the BPS.

Cost: £440.00 + VAT(88.00) = £528.00

Please complete the booking online. Payment secures a place. A refund for any places secured can only be given before 16th December 2020.

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Specialist Areas

We cover the following areas in detail

  • Forensic Risk Assessment
  • WAIS
  • J-SOAP
  • HCR-20
  • Aggression Intervention
  • Working with Personality Disorder
  • Assessment and Understanding of Psychopathy
  • Personality Disorder
  • SVR-20
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Working with Sexual Offenders
  • Forensic Therapies


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