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Seminar Detail

Rewiring the Brain: Treatment Techniques for Obsessive Compulsive, Narcissistic, Antisocial, and Borderline Personality Disorders
Where:
WAKEFIELD, MA
When:
Monday, December 16, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Imagine your sessions with clients with personality disorders. What comes to mind?
Challenging? Overwhelming? Frustrating?
What if you had the tools to make each session feel more productive and that you’re actually making progress?


Discover how you can help your client become:
  • More emotionally stable
  • More empathetic
  • More flexible in the way he/she thinks and reacts in trying situations
  • Less reactive
All this is possible once you have developed the skills to help your client modify the rigid, maladaptive traits of obsessive compulsive, narcissistic, antisocial, and borderline personality disorders. You can learn how to utilize the motivations and defenses of these disorders to create lasting improvement.

Join Alan Godwin, Psy.D., as he teaches you practical treatment techniques grounded in cutting-edge neuroscience. Using techniques from DBT, Mindfulness, CBT and EMDR, your clients can learn to rewire their brain to live a healthier, more stable and productive life.
Objectives:

  1. Select therapeutic methods for neural repair based on the neuroscience of implicit traits and temperamental characteristics of five personality disorders.
  2. Teach clients with Antisocial Personality Disorder how to manage impulsivity and high-risk behavior through training of the "wise mind”.
  3. Develop dialectical constructs to enhance awareness and motivation in clients diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
  4. Incorporate techniques that help clients with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder identify and express emotion.
  5. Determine how clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder can utilize journaling techniques to discover and process implicit memories that create mood and behavioral instability.
  6. Integrate tools from EMDR to help clients move past therapeutic obstacles posed by histories of trauma or abuse.
OUTLINE

Part 1: The Development of Personality Disorders
  • Biology and temperament
  • Agency and a desire to be affiliated
  • Anxiety and harm avoidance
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology – The concept of neural repair and neural integration
Part II: Treatment Strategies

I. Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety and APD
    • Develop harm avoidance
    • Utilize active relaxation
    • Anxiety in disguise: Find anxiety and tame Anger with the anger diary
    • Anger escalator tools for anger management
  • Depression and the Antisocial PD
    • The hidden emotion
    • Cost-benefit analysis of behaviors
    • Use HALT tips to modulate expression
  • Interpersonal Relationship and APD
    • Turn agency into positive paths
    • Journaling to identify implicit memory to increase awareness
    • Train the “wise mind” for better self-control
    • Storytelling for attunement and empathy
II. Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety and NPD
    • Diminish the intensity of harm avoidance
    • Teach appropriate assertiveness
    • Worry management strategies
    • Energy therapies and self-soothing
    • Dispute irrational fears of humiliation
  • Depression and NPD
    • Increase agency
    • Accept responsibility for vicious circles of grandiosity and loss
    • Battle grandiosity by increasing achievement
    • Improving awareness of and attunement to others
    • Mindfulness techniques and cost-benefit analysis
  • Interpersonal Relationships and NPD
    • Using desire for affiliation
    • Reframe indifference to others and motivate connection with dialectical constructs
    • Genuine contributions: The path to legitimate self-worth
III. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety and OCPD
    • Breaking the rule of harm avoidance
    • Identify the conflict with inner values
    • CBT to change worry and rumination
    • Real self-focusing techniques to find feelings
    • Discharging anger – the underlying trigger of anxiety
    • Learning to tolerate anxiety of making mistakes
    • Breaking free from “technology slavery”
  • Depression and OCPD
    • Increase positive agency
    • Change derogatory self-talk
    • Interrupt and dispute compulsive behavior
    • Prescribe fun!
  • Interpersonal relationships and OCPD
    • Affiliation and anger
    • Mindfulness practices to increase attunement to others
    • ”I” statements and negotiation skills
    • Deflate resistance to increase self/other honesty
    • Systems therapy strategies
    • Eliminate passive aggression
IV. Borderline Personality Disorder: The Quest for Connection
  • Anxiety and BPD
    • The forgetfulness of harm avoidance
    • Fill in skills deficits: Teach and practice conflict resolution skills
    • Ground techniques to increase emotional stability
    • Journaling techniques
  • Depression and the BPD
    • The forgetfulness of agency
    • Interrupt self-injurious behavior
    • EMDR practices to loosen the grip of the past
    • Minimize catastrophic rumination w/CBT
  • Interpersonal Relationships
    • Craving affiliation and its destructive impact
    • Improve therapeutic relationships
    • Relationship histories
    • Practice assertiveness vs aggression
Limitations of the Research and Potential Treatment Risks
  • RCT’s, efficacy studies and related research
  • Thinking outside the box, while maintaining a scientific basis
  • Tried and true treatment strategies
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

ALAN GODWIN, PSYD

Alan Godwin, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice with over 30 years of experience. Dr. Godwin has expertise in working with personality disordered clients and with clients who’ve been negatively impacted in close relationships with disordered people. Certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution, he has dedicated himself to helping individuals, couples, churches, and businesses develop better ways of handling conflict. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Godwin serves on the adjunct faculty of the Graduate Counseling Department of Trevecca University in Nashville, TN, where he teaches doctoral students and has also taught undergraduate students.

Additionally, he has penned a regular quarterly feature entitled “Ask Dr. Alan” for Deacon magazine, writes a weekly email called “The Drama Review: In Relationships and Culture,” and has been a guest on numerous radio and television programs across the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Godwin’s book, How to Solve Your People Problems: Dealing with Your Difficult Relationships, explains how and why conflict goes badly and how to make it go well with two types of people: those who are normally-wired and those who are personality disordered. For more information about Dr. Godwin and his publications, visit www.peopleproblems.org.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Alan Godwin maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Alan Godwin has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Addiction Counselors
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Counselors
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Marriage & Family Therapists
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Psychologists
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