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Demystifying Personality Disorders
Audio CD
$219.99 USD
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This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on February 24, 2021.
Product Details
Format:
Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Details:
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Authors:
GREGORY W. LESTER, PHD
ALAN GODWIN, PSYD
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
2/24/2021 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNA057505
Objectives
  1. Differentiate among the various clinical personality disorder DSM categories.
  2. Evaluate how transference and countertransference occurs in therapy sessions with personality disorder clients.
  3. Clinically assess for the nature of “drama” that personality disorder diagnosed clients create.
  4. Determine how this challenging client population can exploit the vulnerabilities of others.
  5. Demonstrate two key strategies of “drama non-participation” that clinicians can teach their clients who are impacted by the personality disorder diagnosed partner/family member.
  6. Support how re-defining the therapeutic approach can improve treatment outcomes.
Outline
Part I – Gregory W. Lester, Ph.D.
The Challenge of Personality Disorder
  • The core of the personality disorder: the unchanging agenda
  • The DSM-5® personality disorders and their agendas:
    • 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
Overcome Common Clinician Struggles
  • Transference & countertransference
  • What does transference and countertransference look like in our work?
  • Boundary crossings and boundary violations
  • How to tell when you are headed for disaster and how to intervene
Part II – Alan Godwin, Psy.D.
Techniques to Counter Manipulation & Empower Victims to Become Survivors
  • Recognize the manipulation process
  • Re-structure cognitive distortions
  • Create healthy boundaries and set limits
  • Respond instead of react
  • Make direct requests, expect direct responses
  • Judge actions, not intentions
  • Explore their own vulnerabilities and identify risk factors
  • Acknowledge relational limitations
  • Resources for ongoing support
Maximize Therapeutic Gains with a Manipulative Client
  • Accurately assess your client’s personality characteristics
  • Re-define your therapeutic approach
  • 5 signs your client is manipulating you
  • Techniques to manage thinking errors and manipulative tactics
Strategies for Common Therapyinterfering Behaviors
  • Manage countertransference
  • Handle boundary violations
  • Stay calm when your buttons are pushed – and carry on!
Author

GREGORY W. LESTER, PHD

Gregory W. Lester, Ph.D., is a clinical, consulting, and research psychologist with practices in Colorado and Texas. Dr. Lester has presented over 2,000 personality disorders trainings to over 200,000 professionals in every major city in the United States, Canada, and Australia. In his nearly 40 years of clinical practice, Dr. Lester has treated over 1,000 personality disorder cases and has performed psychological evaluations on over 2,500 individuals.

Dr. Lester has served on the graduate faculty of The University of St. Thomas and as a special consultant to The United States Department of Justice. Dr. Lester’s office served as one of the original research sites for the DSM-5® revision of the personality disorders section where he collaborated with Emory University, the New York State Psychiatric Group, The University of Missouri, The University of Kentucky, and the late Dr. Robert Spitzer, chairman of the DSM-3 committee.

Dr. Lester is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Texas Psychological Association, and the Colorado Psychological Association. Dr. Lester is the author of nine books, including Power with People, a manual of interpersonal effectiveness, Shrunken Heads, an irreverent memoire of his graduate school training, and Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management of Personality Disorders, which is the largest-selling front-line clinical manual on diagnosing, treating and managing personality disorders. Dr. Lester’s research and articles have appeared in publications including The Journal of the American Medical Association, The Western Journal of Medicine, the Yearbook of Family Practice, The Journal of Behavior Therapy, The Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, The Handbook of Depression, Transactional Analysis Journal, Living Word Magazine, The Priest Magazine, and The Houston Lawyer.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Gregory Lester is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Gregory Lester is a member of the American Psychological Association; the Colorado Psychological Association; and the Texas Psychological Association.

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.
Continuing Education Credits

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The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

Audience
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals