Seminar Detail

Antisocial, Borderline, Narcissist and Histrionic: Effective Treatment for Cluster B Personality Disorders

Where:
NEWTON, MA
When:
Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Join expert, Dr. Arthur Freeman, as he delivers an intensive workshop and seminar designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to accurately identify and treat your most difficult personality disordered clients. Solve the mystery of antisocial, narcissist, histrionic and borderline clients and finally make a breakthrough in clinical treatment.
  • Manage the manipulative and possibly threatening antisocial personality.
  • Overcome the narcissist’s veneer of perfectionism and combat their need to overpower you as the therapist.
  • Navigate through the mind of a histrionic whose intense emotions and need for attention will test your patience and compassion.
  • Help the borderline client deal with their explosive emotions, self-harm tendencies and cravings for chaos.

Case studies and video examples will be used to illustrate client symptom presentation, treatment, and management of each Cluster B client type. You will explore various modalities that are effective with antisocial, narcissistic, histrionic, and borderline personality disorders, such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, and Dialectical therapies. Each of these theories will be explored to provide you with solid and useable skills to include in your daily practice.

Stop being stuck and frustrated! Solve the mystery of your personality disordered clients!
Objectives:
  1. Discuss the DSM-5® and how it impacts diagnosis and treatment.
  2. Identify and diagnose your antisocial, narcissistic, histrionic and borderline clients.
  3. Utilize case studies to understand client symptom presentation, treatment and management of each cluster B client type.
  4. Show how to manage antisocial, narcissistic, histrionic, and borderline symptomatology and how this can better assist with treatment planning and reduction of symptoms.
  5. Identify and counter treatment blockades to make therapeutic gains.
  6. Show how to interpret, respond to, recognize and prevent suicidal behaviors.
OUTLINE

The Personality Mystique
  • DSM-5® criteria
  • Treatment errors and misdiagnoses
  • Core and/or surface structure and the role of the clinical disorders
  • Differential diagnoses
  • Five central components to accurate diagnosis
  • Insulate your clients against risk factors
Antisocial Spectrum
  • Oppositional defiance to psychopath
  • Attachment
  • Manage and avoid in-session violence and threats
  • Secondary gains, suicide attempts and threats
  • Overcome blockades – manipulation, threats, power struggles and more
  • Symptom presentation and risk analysis to self and other
  • Interpersonal theory techniques for compliance
  • Balance transference and countertransference
  • Lessen destructive behaviors
  • Cognitive-behavioral experiential techniques to lessen pathology
  • Psychotropic medications
  • Case studies and treatment exercises
Narcissistic Spectrum
  • Narcissistic presentation and the environmental context
  • Attachment and pathological narcissism
  • Tackle the veneer of perfectionism
  • Overcome blockades – power struggle, absent empathy, excessive criticism
  • The narcissistic/borderline client
  • Interpersonal strategies for empathy engagement
  • CBT techniques to clarify behaviors, values and goals
  • Tactics to avoid arguing
  • Motivational Interviewing to overcome resistance
  • Prevent sabotage
  • Build a sense of true self
  • Case studies and treatment exercises
Histrionic Spectrum
  • Moody to excited to histrionic: the erratic client
  • Attachment
  • Coquettish behavior, avoidance drama, inauthenticity
  • Dangers of the histrionic client
  • Link between emotions and behavior
  • Interpersonal strategies to encourage expression of true self
  • Enhance sense of self and lessen the “spotlight”
  • Motivational Interviewing techniques
  • DBT techniques
  • Interpersonal strategies to build positive relationships
  • Strengthen self-initiative and independent action
  • Psychotropic medications
  • Case studies and treatment exercises
Borderline Spectrum
  • Symptom presentation along the spectrum
  • Attachment
  • Feeling identification and behavioral control
  • Manage self-harm and suicidality
  • Rage-ful outbursts, self-mutilation, boundary violations
  • Create stability and build therapeutic collaboration
  • Develop true sense of self and lessen maladaptive need for attention
  • Facilitate pattern recognition
  • Lessen the impact of maladaptive patterns
  • Underlying wishes and fears
  • Build DBT core mindfulness skills
  • DBT techniques to dissolve the distraction and focus on the “genuine relationship”
  • Calm interpersonal upheavals with DBT
  • DBT emotion regulation skills
  • Psychopharmacology and applicability
  • Case studies and treatment exercises

ARTHUR FREEMAN, ED.D, ABPP, ACT

Arthur Freeman, Ed.D., ABPP, ACT, is a licensed clinical psychologist. He is a leading expert in the field of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He has written several books on cognitive behavior therapy and personality disorders. Dr. Freeman is in demand as an educator, speaker, consultant, and therapist. He has lectured in 40 countries at workshops, institutes, hospitals, universities, and at international meetings. His work has been translated from English into 15 other languages. In his 30+ years of practice, much of Dr. Freeman’s success as both an educator and therapist has been attributed to his vast knowledge and understanding of the therapeutic relationship and the nature of therapeutic change. His warm, yet no-nonsense demeanor and his results-driven approach, have allowed him to work with a broad range of individuals and with a broad range of psychological and life problems.

Dr. Freeman is Board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family and Couples Therapy. In addition, Art is a Distinguished Founding Fellow and Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, holds a Diploma in Adlerian Therapy, and was elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

He has served as president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, president of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy, and vice-president of the National Association for Adlerian Psychology. He has won numerous awards for his contributions to the field of psychology.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Arthur Freeman is an author of numerous publications with publishers including Guilford, Routledge, Oxford University Press, John Wiley & Sons and receives royalties. Dr. Freeman receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Arthur Freeman no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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