Understanding the Needs of Library Users with a Personality Disorder

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The National Institute of Mental Health estimates the prevalence of personality disorders as 9.1% of the adult U.S. population, suggesting that public services staff will encounter individuals in this group.

This workshop will provide attendees with a great understanding of common personality disorders, such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and Antisocial Personality. Attendees will learn how to enforce healthy boundaries, manage challenging interactions, and connect patrons with community mental health resources.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding common personality disorders and how these may present in library users.
  • Developing strategies to enforce healthy personal and library-wide boundaries with library users with a personality disorder in ways that are empathetic and equitable.
  • Employing strategies to manage challenging interactions with library users with a personality disorder.
  • Identifying ways to connect library users with a personality disorder with community mental health resources.

Target Audience:
Public services librarians and staff.


Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

  • Students will participate in class discussions and complete individual assignments.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Technical Requirements:
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Session Duration:
This course consists of one 2-hour session.

Instructor: Dawn Behrend - learning@amigos.org

Contact Hours: 2

August 25, 2022

10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482

Amigos Member Individual Registration $90.00
Non-member Individual Registration $180.00