Working with offenders with personality disorder - A practitioners guide

A practical guide for all staff who come into contact with offenders who might have a personality disorder.



Personality disorder is a complex psycho-social disorder. It affects between 4 and 11% of the UK population, 50% of offenders managed by probation services, and 60-70% of prisoners.

This guide is intended for all staff who work with offenders with personality disorder. It provides practical information and advice for managing people whose behaviour can be extremely challenging. It also considers the effect on staff wellbeing with suggestions on how staff can protect themselves.

This second edition provides updates throughout, additional guidance, and new chapters on working with young adults, working with women, and developing case formulations.