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Mr Dan Warrender

Biography Further to an MA in Philosophy and a working background in learning difficulties, Dan qualified as a mental health nurse from Robert Gordon University in September 2011, and chose to work in acute mental health. Gaining a place on the Early Clinical Career Fellowship (ECCF) 2012, he completed an MSc Nursing, undertaking primary research and disseminating this nationally and internationally. He is currently undertaking a PhD exploring peoples experiences of crisis intervention for people with a diagnosis of ‘borderline personality disorder’.

As well as his teaching and research interests, Dan is a registered Mentalization Based Therapist with the British Psychoanalytic Council and continues to practice this within the NHS, as well as providing clinical supervision for mental health staff. He has also been involved with strategic groups regarding the care of people diagnosed with ‘personality disorders’, and is an active member of the Scottish Personality Disorders Network Executive Group.

Alongside Scott Macpherson, he is a co-founder of Mental Health Movie Monthly, which aims to promote empathy and understanding by providing free showings of relevant films to staff, students and the general public, and facilitating discussion around mental health.
Research Interests Personality Disorder
Mentalization-Based Treatment
Acute Mental Health
Trauma-informed care
Scopus Author ID 6507670526