If you have clients with personality disorders, what do you do? Traditional insight-oriented approaches don’t work. It’s time to use therapeutic leverage, address erroneous thinking patterns and encourage here-and-now change.
In this two-part course, therapists will learn to identify the warning signs that your client’s partner may have antisocial, narcissistic or other personality disorders, and how to offer appropriate support.
This course offers four continuing education credits for mental health professionals. Both parts must be completed to receive credit.
Part 1: Key differences between neurosis and character disturbance
Learning objectives – this workshop will enable mental health professionals to:
- Describe a framework for understanding and dealing with character-related problems
- Explain the key differences between “neurotic” and character-impaired personalities
- Discuss the neurosis — character disturbance continuum and the character disturbance vs. disorder spectrum
- Analyze the level of character disturbance
- Explain the differences between traditional and character-constructive therapy approaches
Part 2: Effective intervention strategies for character disordered individuals
Learning objectives: this workshop will enable mental health professionals to:
- Discuss key learning failures during moral development
- Recognize and respond appropriately to thinking errors and responsibility-obstructive behavioral tactics
- Apply the principles of benign confrontation
- Employ practical strategies and tools for promoting change
- Use therapeutic leverage in treating character disturbed individuals