Seminar Detail

Personality Disorders: The Challenges of the Hidden Agenda
Personality Disorders: The Challenges of the Hidden Agenda

Where:   COLUMBIA, MD

When:  Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

The client whose problems meet the DSM-5® criteria for personality disorder can be the most difficult client in your caseload to treat. They may require more time in therapy, more energy and involvement on your part, experience a greater number of life crises, and create more upset with their family, work, and social systems than virtually any other diagnostic group. Often being “sent” for therapy rather than choosing therapy, their motivation for change may be limited and their personality disorders is likely co-morbid with other exacerbating disorders.

Join Brooks Baer, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and take home an integrated approach for working with these challenging clients.
Objectives:
  1. Give examples of the essential characteristics of each of the personality disorders in DSM-5®.
  2. Explain the hidden agendas of each of the personality disorders.
  3. Describe how transference and countertransference affects clinical management and treatment outcome.
  4. Explain the boundary violation traps inherent in each of the personality disorder relationships.
  5. Assess treatability and prognosis early on in the therapy.
  6. Evaluate the efficacy of various treatment methods including DBT and CBT.
  7. Manage suicidality, self-injurious behavior and violence so that nobody gets hurt.
OUTLINE

I. Learn the DSM-5® Personality Disorder System
  • What is personality, where does it come from and where does it go?
  • Attachment-the lifelong problem
  • Personality pathology: genes vs. family vs. friends. vs. fate
  • Personality disorders
  • Spectrum or category
  • Discrete or complex
  • Bump in the road or end of the line
  • Why can’t we all just get along?
II. “It’s all About Me.” The Challenge of the Hidden Agenda
  • The core of the personality disorder: The unchanging agenda
  • A review of the DSM-5® personality disorders and their agendas:
    • Criteria changes:
      • Schizotypal
      • Narcissistic
      • Antisocial (and Psychopaths!)
      • Borderline
      • Avoidant
      • Obsessive-Compulsive
      • Trait Specified (PDTS) What is that?
      • General Criteria for Personality Disorders
      • Levels of Personality Functioning
      • Personality Trait Domains
III. Actually, It’s All About You
  • Transference & Countertransference
  • What does transference and countertransference look like in our work?
  • Boundary crossings and boundary violations
  • Countdown to Calm
  • How to tell when you are headed for disaster and how to intervene
IV. What Works and What Doesn’t with Personality Disorders
  • Polypharmacy and the borderline client
  • DBT, CBT and all the rest-which therapy for whom? What’s the evidence and what’s the truth
  • Generic, but incredibly useful, therapy strategies for each disorder
  • Are some disorders hopeless?
V. Nobody Gets Hurt: Violence, Suicide & Manipulation
  • Self-injurious behavior
  • The frustration of recurrent suicidal behavior
  • Suicide risk assessment
  • Keeping yourself safe

BROOKS BAER, MA, LCPC, LMFT

Brooks W. Baer, MA, LCPC, LMFT, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been involved in the mental health field for over 25 years. He has well over 20,000 therapy hours and has conducted over 5,000 diagnostic interviews in emergency department settings. Brooks has been a student of CBT for the past 20 years and has logged thousands of hours with a wide variety of patient populations. He has successfully used these principles in hundreds of cases and understands the real world application of this effective treatment modality. You will benefit from his technical understanding of these theories as well as his clinical expertise.

Since 2006, Brooks has taught seminars to more than 8,000 mental health professionals across the country. He currently splits his time between an Emergency Crisis Response team and teaching. Brooks brings you the latest research regarding both therapy and neuroscience; using his extensive clinical experience, he’s able to translate that information into useful principles that can be used every day.





Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Brooks Baer is in private practice. He receives compensation as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Great Falls. Mr. Baer receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Brooks Baer has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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ADDICTION COUNSELORS
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the counseling services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

MARYLAND COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.

VIRGINIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


NURSE/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
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PSYCHOLOGISTS
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