Supporting competence in practitioners working in personality disorder services

Helen Johnson (HM Prison Wymott, Preston, UK)
Neil Gredecki (Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK)
Fiona Rachel Wilks-Riley (Department of Psychology, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK) (Alpha Hospitals Limited, London, UK)

The Journal of Forensic Practice

ISSN: 2050-8794

Publication date: 14 November 2016

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a “spotlight” on the literature relating the selection, recruitment and development of staff working in personality disorder (PD) services.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper reviews key documentation in the field of PD practice in relation to staff.

Findings

Despite the publication of guidelines for working with PD clients, a number of large scale enquiries suggest that some services have often failed to absorb and implement the recommendations made which has resulted in serious consequences.

Practical implications

A number of considerations relating to enhancing staff competency when working in PD units are presented.

Originality/value

The review outlines a number of good practice guidelines relating to the different stages of recruitment and employment for staff working with PD clients.

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Citation

Johnson, H., Gredecki, N. and Wilks-Riley, F. (2016), "Supporting competence in practitioners working in personality disorder services", The Journal of Forensic Practice, Vol. 18 No. 4, pp. 306-310. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFP-08-2016-0042

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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