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Lecture Overview

Mental health nurse, Geoff Ahern, provides a comprehensive review of personality disorders, which can be complex and challenging to identify. This lecture utilises the DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) to explain the different personality disorder diagnoses and how each condition varies.


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Geoffrey Ahern

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively to educate other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems, as well as substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a masters of health science (mental health and addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose, and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health, as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment and wonderment. See Educator Profile


18 Total Rating(s)
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Harrison Land
11 Nov 2019


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Gladys Chelangat
07 Nov 2019

Awesome resource

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Harry Rauker
03 Nov 2019

valuable knowledge for clinical resource

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Dylan Jenkins
03 Nov 2019

Engaging lecture, very well presented.

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Jenny Ryan
01 Nov 2019

Great presentation, informative and relevant to work practices.

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Trevor Lowe
29 Oct 2019

I never knew that there was such a range of personality disorders. Also, Geoffrey does such a good job of challenging viewers to leave assumptions behind and to also check for formal diagnoses and to not "label" people with disorders

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Harry Risson
28 Oct 2019

Well presented with relevant allusions to general and emergency practice.

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Linda Martin
23 Oct 2019

He was an animated and knowledgable presenter that was clearly passionate about his topic.

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Steven Picknell
21 Oct 2019

This lecture has provided me with more knowledge on the different types of Personality Disorders and the DSM criteria now used. It highlighted to me the need for more empathy for individuals with such disorders

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Linda Annett
18 Oct 2019

Fantastic presenter very knowledgeable