The clients whose problems meet DSM-5® criteria for a personality disorder can be the most difficult clients on your caseload to treat. It is no wonder most social service providers and mental health professionals feel helpless in the face of the obstructive power of a personality disorder in a client or client’s family member. In this seminar you will learn strategies to assess and manage the most treatment resistant conditions, reduce treatment failures and overcome the biggest obstacles to successful treatment outcomes.
Drawing from the most recent outcome literature, clinical trials, case studies and clinical experience, Dr Jeff Riggenbach presents an integrated approach for dealing with these difficult clients. Leave with specific and practical strategies that you can use in your clinical setting immediately.
a). List and summarize the essential characteristics of each of the personality disorders in DSM-5®.
b). Identify the hidden agendas of each of the personality disorders.
c). Assess the treatability and prognosis of each disorder.
d). Evaluate the efficacy of various treatment methods including CBT and DBT.
e). Describe ways to manage suicidality, violence and self-mutilating behavior so no one gets hurt.
f). Outline case conceptualization skills useful for individualizing treatment planning and driving effective treatment.
g). Discover how to actually like your Axis II patients! (or at least develop more frustration tolerance).
The target audience for this event includes psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D.
Material Author(s): Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D.
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