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Personality Disorder Treatment Toolkit: From Domination to Collaboration

Personality Disorder Treatment Toolkit: From Domination to Collaboration

“Before I even realized it, sessions turned from collaborative to controlling, and I was on the short end of it.”Anonymous therapist on what it was like to realize his difficult client may have a full blow Cluster B personality disorder.

People with strong personality disorder traits often don’t present to therapy specifically for PD treatment, but it is not uncommon to see them in therapy for various other presenting concerns (most often driven by underlying PD traits). So, undoubtedly you will see a handful of these clients in your practice, no matter the population you treat or setting you practice in, which makes a certain set of PD treatment skills that much more valuable for any therapist who wishes to find successful outcomes in the most challenging of clinical circumstances.

Personality disordered individuals can be some of the most difficult consumers of mental health services for psychologists and others mental health clinicians to treat effectively. Clearing the fog surrounding the different conditions and getting to the core of each individual client make-up is vital to a successful treatment outcome. Drawing from the most recent literature, outcome trials, case studies and 20 years of clinical experience, Jeff Riggenbach, PhD will describe the latest evidence-based treatment options and show you how to avoid common pitfalls and therapeutic traps of these individuals who often leave clinicians feeling frustrated, stuck, disheartened, and even completely burned out.

In this full day training, Jeff will also cover each of the DSM-5 personality disorders and give you simple but effective engagement, management, and treatment techniques for each clinical presentation. Empirically supported strategies from DBT, CBT, and Schema Therapy will be incorporated into an integrated treatment approach that will transform the way your work with this challenging population. You will leave this engaging and enriched skills-based training feeling revitalized – equipped with a new, comprehensive, empowering approach to assess, conceptualize, and treat this difficult population in a way that offers hope for patients and reinvigoration for providers.

 

 

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Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Describe diagnostic criteria and explain key differential diagnosis considerations for each of the 10 DSM 5 personality disorders.

b). Identify and describe etiological and epidemiological factors associated with each of the DSM 5 personality disorders.

c). Learn and discuss evidence-based treatment models and apply an integrated cognitive approach to clients with strong PD features.

d). Learn and explain 18 early maladaptive schemas driving target behaviors including historical, cultural, and other environmental risk factors influencing them.

e). Utilize case conceptualization maps to drive agenda setting, treatment planning, and documentation.

f). Assess the treatability of each disorder and plan symptom-targeted interventions for each.

g). Identify targets for Behavioral Pattern Breaking to disrupt vicious PD-driven cycles.

h). Learn and discuss the 8 motivations for NSSI and utilize effective interventions for each.

i). Utilize schema mode work with narcissistic clients.

j). Identify 3 common warning signs for symptom relapse

Target Audience:

Mental Health Clinicians & Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, School Personnel,  and Healthcare Workers.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jeff Riggenbach, PhD

Material Author(s): Jeff Riggenbach, PhD

Jeff Riggenbach, PhD is a best-selling and award-winning author who has earned a reputation as an international expert in cognitive approaches to treating personality disorders. Over a 20-year period, he has developed and overseen CBT-based treatment programs for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addictive behavior disorders and personality disorders at two different psychiatric hospitals and clinics serving over 3,000 clients at multiple levels of care. Dr. Riggenbach trained at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, is a Diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and is a certified cognitive therapist. He has trained over 20,000 professionals worldwide including audiences in all 50 United States, The UK, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Dr. Riggenbach is the author of seven publications including his most recent clinical release The CBT Toolbox (2nd ed): A Workbook for Clients and Clinicians (2021) and his brand new general audiences book “Disarming High Conflict Personalities: Dealing with the 8 Most Difficult People in Your Life Before you Burnout!” (2022). Jeff is known for bridging the gap between academia, research findings, and day-to-day clinical practice, and his work has earned him the reputation for being “the practical tools guy.” His seminars on CBT, DBT, and Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy routinely receive the highest evaluations from conference participants in terms of clinical utility as well as entertainment value.

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 Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after a course is purchased.

NDIT Module 1 Deep Dive: Skills to Activate Mirror Neurons & Build the Alliance

NDIT Module 1 Deep Dive: Skills to Activate Mirror Neurons & Build the Alliance

Decades of research have concluded that the therapeutic alliance is the most important component of effective therapy. However, few courses teach practical skills for improving the client-therapist alliance. This seminar, which is a deep dive into NDIT Module 1, teaches clinicians ways to strengthen their connection to clients, especially those with personality disorder traits. No previous NDIT training is required for this course, but completion of this course counts toward NDIT certification (which will be offered starting late 2024).

 

 

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Agenda:

9:00-9:30am: NDIT Introduction and The Importance of the Alliance

9:30-10:00am: Module 1: Witnessing

10:00-10:30am: Module 1: Mirroring

10:30-10:45am: Break

10:45-11:15am: Module 1: Rupture Repair

11:15-12:00pm: Module 1: Self-Disclosure

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Name at least one mechanism of the therapeutic alliance.

b). Describe at least three techniques for activating mirror neurons.

c). Describe at least two techniques for disarming resistant or defensive clients.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, psychiatrists and other clinical mental health professionals.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Material Author(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Originally trained as a neuroscientist, Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a clinical and forensic psychologist, Amazon #1 best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma, anxiety, and the neuroscience of mental health. She is the author of the book, Trauma Treatment Toolbox, published by PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Sweeton completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University. Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates, and co-owns Mind Works Professional Education, Inc., a continuing education company. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and is a former President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers clinical and forensic psychological services, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 15,000 mental health professionals in all 50 US states and over 20 countries.

 

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 Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after a course is purchased.

Written Exposure Therapy: Evidence-Based Tools for Trauma & PTSD

Written Exposure Therapy: Evidence-Based Tools for Trauma & PTSD

Are you wanting to expand your PTSD treatment skillset? Written Exposure Therapy (WET) is a short-term, evidence-based, trauma-focused therapy shown to decrease PTSD symptoms in just five sessions! WET was recently declared a first-line PTSD therapy in the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines, and is a sought-after treatment due to its efficacy and efficiency. Attend this one-day seminar and learn key WET skills to add to your trauma treatment toolbox!

 

 

Cost: $172.50 – Want to attend this course and any future event or course from our CE library AND professional development library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $34.99/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

Agenda: 

9:00 – 9:30 – Welcome & Introduction: Dr. Jennifer Sweeton

9:30 – 10:00 – Understanding PTSD and Benefits of Exposure-based Therapies

10:00 – 10:15 – Break

10:15 – 11:00 – The Neuroscience of Trauma-Focused Therapy

11:00 – 12:00 – Understanding Key Skills in WET

12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch Break

1:00 – 1:45 – Addressing Trauma Narratives & Using SUDS

1:45 – 2:30 – Processing the Writing Experience in WET

2:30 – 2:45 – Break

2:45 – 3:30 – Integration of WET with other Therapies

3:30 – 4:00 – Recap & Closing: Dr. Jennifer Sweeton

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Describe the neuroscience of trauma-focused therapy.

b). Identify and practice at least three key WET skills.

c). State one benefit of exposure-based therapies for PTSD.

d). Name one reason the client’s distress score may not decrease after writing the trauma narrative, and how to address it.

e). Describe the research supporting the use of WET.

f). Describe the goals of each of the five sessions of WET.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, psychiatrists and other clinical mental health professionals.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Material Author(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Originally trained as a neuroscientist, Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a clinical and forensic psychologist, Amazon #1 best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma, anxiety, and the neuroscience of mental health. She is the author of the book, Trauma Treatment Toolbox, published by PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Sweeton completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University. Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates, and co-owns Mind Works Professional Education, Inc., a continuing education company. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and is a former President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers clinical and forensic psychological services, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 15,000 mental health professionals in all 50 US states and over 20 countries.

 

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Featured Materials :

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Live – “Felt Sense” Polyvagal Model: Re-envisioning Trauma & Addiction Treatment

Live – “Felt Sense” Polyvagal Model: Re-envisioning Trauma & Addiction Treatment

Our current brain disease model of trauma and addiction desperately needs a fresh approach, one that honors the wisdom of the body. The Felt Sense Polyvagal Model™ (FSPM) shifts the current pathologizing paradigm to a strengths-based approach. Through the lens of Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal theory, trauma and addiction is seen as an adaptive stress response in our autonomic nervous system. Trauma/addictive behaviors are the body’s attempt to emotionally regulate by acting as propellers that facilitate neurophysiological shifts in our nervous system. The “Felt Sense” model integrates Porges’ Polyvagal theory and Gendlin’s “Felt Sense” enabling us to appreciate these behaviors as adaptive responses in maladaptive environments.

This live webinar training provides an overview of Jan Winhall’s recent best-selling book “Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model,” Routledge, 2021. She will discuss the development of the model over forty years of clinical practice. Gain full clinical understanding of the FSPM theoretical framework, as well as an introduction to the Embodied Assessment and Treatment Tool™ and Carnes’ Four Circle Harm Reduction Practice. Participants will also learn and about Gendlin’s Focusing/Felt Sense somatic practice.

The FSPM provides a foundational framework that offers a clear and powerful way to integrate embodiment into practice. Clinicians can integrate therapeutic modalities including: Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Sensory Motor Psychotherapy, DBT, CBT, Interpersonal Neurobiology and more. A mixture of didactic information, experiential practices, demonstrations, and case examples will guide the clinician in applying the model. Downloads including the client and clinician FSPM graphic models, Body Cards, Four Circles, and more are available for the workshop on my website. http://janwinhall.com. Students need a journal and crayons. This course will be informative for those new to the field of trauma/addiction as well as seasoned practitioners.

 

 

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Attendance and Location Details

 

Date and Time

 

Friday, November 8, 2024 9:00am to 12:00pm CST / 10:00am to 1:00pm EST / 7:00am to 10:00am PST

 

*Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date.

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Discuss and explain addiction through the lens of Polyvagal theory, describing the paradigm shift.

b). Describe the neurophysiological states of the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model™ and how we work with each one.

c). Learn and describe the Four Circle Harm Reduction Practice and how to apply it with addicted clients.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, psychiatrists and other clinical mental health professionals.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jan Winhall, MSW, FOT

Material Author(s): Jan Winhall, MSW, FOT

Jan Winhall, M.S.W. P.I.F.O.T. is an author, teacher and seasoned trauma and addiction psychotherapist. She is an Educational Partner and Course Developer with the Polyvagal Institute where she offers a training program based on her book Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model, Routledge 2021. She is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto and a Certifying Co-Ordinator with the International Focusing Institute. Jan is Co-Director of the Borden Street Clinic where she supervises graduate students. She enjoys teaching all over the world. You can reach her at janwinhall.com.

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Course materials (including the link to view live events) are made available to webinar and in-person attendees 24-48 hours before the event start time. Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after a course is purchased.

Live – ACT for Moral Injury: From Violated Values to Fostering Forgiveness

Live – ACT for Moral Injury: From Violated Values to Fostering Forgiveness

Moral injury has become commonly used phrase to describe some of the difficult internal experiences that show up in the aftermath of moral challenges and values violations. But are emotions like guilt and anger necessarily dysfunctional? This workshop will begin by helping participants to notice the difference between moral pain – the sign of an intact moral compass – and the excruciating suffering of moral injury. Doing so will help clinicians to avoid pathologizing, invalidating, and attempting to “fix” thoughts and feelings that are values-based, socially functional, and part of healthy living. Facilitating moral healing requires an informed and precise conceptualization of the sufferer’s lived experience along with a broad repertoire of traditional and contemporary interventions.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is particularly well suited to foster mindful awareness of the reality of wrongdoing and intentional (re)alignment to core values. This workshop will teach participants ACT processes and practices for enhancing mindfulness, cultivating compassion, fostering forgiveness, and engaging values. With the knowledge and skills provided, clinicians will be able to facilitate healing, growth, and resilience by connecting their clients to a sense of vitality, to their essential self, and to enlivened connection to the world.

 

 

Cost: $120 – Want ALL of your individual event registrations and course enrollments on our platform for FREE with exclusive member status??!! Join hundreds of your colleagues learning on our Everything Plan here.

 

 

Attendance and Location Details

 

Date and Time

 

Friday, October 25, 2024 8:00am to 12:00pm CST / 9:00am to 1:00pm EST / 6:00am to 10:00am PST

 

*Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date.

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Identify characteristics of potentially morally injurious events (PMIEs) and distinguish natural moral pain from the functionally impairing moral injury as well as from symptoms of PTSD.

b). Construct a nuanced case conceptualization and target ACT interventions to competently and effectively address moral injury.

c). Learn and describe how to engage processes of moral healing including mindfulness, compassion, and forgiveness in the context of evidence-based therapy.

d). Learn how to enable clients to align and engage with moral values, including those violated in the context of past PMIE exposure.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, psychiatrists and other clinical mental health professionals.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Wyatt R. Evans, PhD, ABPP

Material Author(s): Wyatt R. Evans, PhD, ABPP

Wyatt R. Evans, PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist board certified in behavioral and cognitive psychology. He is a staff psychologist and the associate training director with the VA North Texas Health Care System, clinical psychologist in the U.S. Army Reserve, and assistant professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Evans received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University in 2017, completing clinical training at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, a pre-doctoral internship at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, and a clinical research fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio with the STRONG STAR Consortium and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD. Dr. Evans’ expertise in posttraumatic stress, resilience, and recovery comes from his training and work in military treatment facilities, veterans affairs hospitals, and PTSD research institutions. He is also an expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and he has co-developed programs for utilizing ACT to treat moral injury, enhance resilience, and facilitate posttraumatic growth. Dr. Evans is the lead author of The Moral Injury Workbook and has published on moral injury theory, assessment, and interventions. He founded the Moral Injury Special Interest Group of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) and continues to collaborate with researchers and clinicians internationally to advance the field of moral injury. Dr. Evans has consulted with healthcare providers and administrators as well as organizations supporting emergency managers and first responders to guide the recognition, prevention, and treatment of moral injury.

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Featured Materials :

Course materials (including the link to view live events) are made available to webinar and in-person attendees 24-48 hours before the event start time. Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after a course is purchased.