Individuals with borderline personality disorder have long been considered the most challenging clients presenting in the clinical setting. Many professionals continue to view them as “untreatable.” Emerging research suggests this is simply not the case. DBT has paved the way in pioneering new attitudes and outcomes when working with this population. Most practitioners are trained in dialectical behavior therapy. However, DBT is only one of several empirically supported treatments for BPD. Thus, psychologists and other clinical mental health practitioners are now able to bring a more complex, integrative approach to bear on this once heavily stigmatized disorder (or set of cluster B features). This 6 hour training will give you an in-depth understanding of BPD, help you make and have a conversation about the diagnosis in a way that minimizes client resistance and enhances motivation, and it will offer practical, evidence-based treatment strategies that actually work. Leave this in-depth Diagnosis and Treatment seminar with a comprehensive knowledge of a condition that was once considered untreatable. Take away a broad repertoire of tools to add to your toolbox to assess, diagnosis, and compassionately treat this population and help them discover their own life worth living.
This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:
a). Describe the 9 diagnostic criteria for BPD, addressing key differential diagnosis concerns.
b). Learn and practice how to convey the BPD diagnosis to clients and family members in a way that decreases defensiveness and increases engagement.
c). Identify 8 motivations for non-suicidal self-injury and use strategies for appropriate intervention in response to each.
d). Identify and analyze the 18 maladaptive schemas that drive destructive behaviors in BPD.
e). Prepare and utilize case conceptualization maps that enhance collaboration and drive your treatment planning, agenda setting, and documentation.
f). Apply an integrated CBT/DBT/Schema therapy model to clients with BPD and implement treatment plans incorporating both individual and group therapy components.
Mental Health Clinicians & Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, School Personnel, and Healthcare Workers.
Instructor(s): Jeff Riggenbach, PhD
Material Author(s): Jeff Riggenbach, PhD
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