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Seminar Detail

Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial and Histrionic Personality Disorders: Effective Treatments for Challenging Clients

Where:
FAIRFAX, VA
When:
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Join Dr. William Elliott as he delivers an intensive workshop and seminar designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to identify and treat your most difficult personality disordered clients. Better understand your clients with Antisocial, Narcissist, Histrionic and Borderline Personality Disorder and make a breakthrough in clinical treatment.
  • Manage the manipulative and possibly violent Antisocial Personality Disorder in-session.
  • Overcome the Narcissistic Personality Disorder trait of perfectionism and combat their need to overpower you as the therapist.
  • Better understand your clients diagnosed with Histrionic Personality Disorder whose intense emotions and need for attention will test your patience and compassion.
  • Help the Borderline Personality Disorder 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.
Objectives:

  • Determine how the changes with the DSM-5® impacts diagnosis and treatment of the Cluster B Personality Disorder.
  • Identify and diagnose clients with antisocial, narcissistic, histrionic and Borderline Personality Disorders to effectively inform your choice of treatment interventions.
  • Utilize case studies to differentiate symptom overlap, effective treatment and emotional management of each Cluster B Personality Disorders client type.
  • Manage the manipulative and potentially violent behaviors with your clients diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorder in session to make therapeutic progress.
  • Implement CBT techniques to clarify behaviors, values and goals with clients diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
  • Incorporate techniques to decrease explosive emotions, self-harm tendencies and cravings for chaos for clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • Utilize MI and DBT techniques with clients diagnosed with Histrionic Personality Disorder to help manage cognition and improve emotional regulation.
OUTLINE:

Understanding personality disorders
  • Updates to DSM-5® and future changes
  • The real purpose of diagnosis
  • Treatment errors and misdiagnosis
  • Core vs. surface structures
  • Four central components to diagnosis
Antisocial character
  • Understanding psychopathology
  • Developmental progress in childhood
  • Oppositional defiance
  • Attachment and family of origin
  • Primary defenses and affects
  • Importance of personal power
  • Managing in-session violence
  • Suicide attempts and threats
  • Blockades – manipulation and power struggles
  • Risk analysis to self and others
  • Interpersonal theory techniques
  • Transference and countertransference
  • Lessen destructive behaviors
  • Cognitive-behavioral techniques
  • Psychopharmacology and applicability
  • Case studies and treatment exercises
  • Differential diagnoses
Borderline character
  • Symptom presentation along the spectrum
  • Attachment and family backgrounds
  • Feeling identification and behavioral control
  • Manage rage, boundaries, self-mutilation and suicidality
  • Facilitate pattern recognition, create stability, and build therapeutic collaboration
  • Develop true sense of self and lessen maladaptive need for attention
  • Underlying wishes and fears
  • Build DBT core mindfulness skills
  • DBT techniques to dissolve distraction, calm interpersonal upheavals, and focus on the “genuine relationship”
  • DBT emotion regulation skills
  • Psychopharmacology and applicability
  • Case studies and treatment exercises
  • Differential diagnoses
Narcissistic character
  • Narcissism and environmental contexts
  • Attachment and family backgrounds
  • Primary defenses and affects
  • Tackle the veneer of perfectionism
  • Blockades – power struggles, empathy and criticism
  • The narcissistic/borderline client
  • Interpersonal strategies for empathy
  • 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
  • Psychopharmacology and applicability
  • Case studies and treatment exercises
  • Differential diagnoses
Histrionic character
  • Moody to excited to flamboyant: the erratic client
  • Attachment and family backgrounds
  • Primary defenses and affects
  • Coquettish behavior, avoidance drama, inauthenticity
  • Dangers of the histrionic client
  • Link between emotions and behavior
  • Interpersonal strategies for expression of true self
  • Enhance sense of self and lessen the “spotlight”
  • Motivational interviewing techniques
  • DBT techniques
  • Interpersonal strategies for positive relationships
  • Strengthen self-initiative and independent action
  • Psychopharmacology and applicability
  • Case studies and treatment exercises
  • Differential diagnoses
Targeted Audience
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

BILL ELLIOTT, PH.D.

William Elliott, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with 45 years of experience in correctional mental health treatment. His clientele has included juvenile and adult offenders housed in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Indiana Department of Correction, and Illinois Department of Corrections. Dr. Elliott has worked with hundreds of severely personality disordered clients, both male and female. Moreover, he has conducted specialized training in the management and treatment of Cluster B personality disorders with scores of psychologists, substance abuse counselors, and other mental health professionals. Dr. Elliott served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Criminology at Indiana State University for 25 years. He is the author of Game Over! Strategies for Managing Inmate Deception, as well as numerous professional journal articles.
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
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District of Columbia Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 7.0 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.

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.

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.


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.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

Maryland Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Maryland Psychologists. Pursuant to COMAR 10.36.02, the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists accepts continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This program is certified for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Virginia Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Virginia Psychologists. The Virginia Board of Psychology (S.18VAC125-20-122) confirms acceptance of programs by any continuing education provider approved by a psychological association or psychology board in another state or jurisdiction. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Social Workers
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Other Professions
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