Overwhelmed Students/Overwhelmed Staff and Faculty

Personality Disorders in University Students


  • Les Fleischer Lakehead University


Some of the most challenging students for university personnel are those who present with personality disorders. I will highlight how to identify those students who might have personality disorders and will address some of the common challenges. Often these students evoke powerful emotions, interpersonal conflict, dysfunctional alliances, boundary problems, impasses, and they are at high risk for attrition. Methods for addressing these challenges and treatment options will be discussed. Gaps in university mental health services for this population will also be addressed.