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Personality Disorders & the DSM-5: Diagnosis, Treatment, & Management of PD
Personality Disorders & the DSM-5: Diagnosis, Treatment, & Management of PD

Where:  FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Dealing with Personality Disorders 
Although widely acknowledged to be the most difficult of all mental health conditions, few professionals are properly trained to assess and intervene in cases involving personality disorders. These disorders are almost always the driving force behind stalled treatment; stressful and frustrating case management; and confusing, resistive, and seemingly unmanageable clients. Unless practitioners understand how personality disorders are unique, and learn the specific methods that are required to treat and manage them, their effectiveness will be sharply diminished and the stress caused by this clientele will be unnecessarily high.

This seminar is the long-anticipated DSM-5® update of the longest running, largest attended seminar on personality disorders in the world (formerly titled, "Personality Disorders in Social Work and Health Care"). This revised seminar features an updated and expanded intervention section; the DSM-5® diagnostic changes; and the most current and comprehensive information available about the identification, treatment, and management of personality disorders. Designed for practitioners who know very little about the phenomenon as well as those with highly developed assessment and intervention skills, attendees gain new understanding of the phenomenon and acquire powerful interventions for the management and treatment of their most difficult and frustrating cases.

 DSM, DSM-IV-TR, and DSM-5 are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this seminar.

  • Identify and properly assess various personality disorders listed in the diagnostic manual and how they differ from other psychiatric disorders

  • Examine the DSM-5®'s Section 2 and Section 3 in regard to personality disorders

  • Analyze specific techniques for effective screening, treatment, and management for clients with personality disorders

  • Examine the effects that personality disorders can have on a family unit and create strategic methods on how to help these family members

  • Determine how to maintain your own effectiveness with clients by reviewing common mistakes made by the majority of practitioners

  • Physicians

  • Psychologists

  • Physician Assistants

  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Social Workers

  • Supervisors, Practitioners

  • Case Managers

  • Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Counselors

  • Drug and Alcohol Counselors

  • Nurses

  • Home Health Care Personnel

  • Nursing Home Personnel

  • Anyone responsible for the management or treatment of social work cases

GREG LESTER, PHD

GREGORY W. LESTER, PhD, is a clinical and consulting psychologist with practices in Texas and Colorado. Dr. Lester is widely considered to have trained more professionals on the topic of personality disorders than any other individual, with more than 150,000 professionals attending his trainings in 130 cities across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. He is the author and presenter of the largest attended and longest running seminar on personality disorders, and his office served as one of the first research sites for the development of the proposed revision for the personality disorders section of the DSM-5. Dr. Lester has served on the graduate faculty of The University of St. Thomas and holds membership in the American Psychological Association, the Texas Psychological Association, the Colorado Psychological Association, and Phi Beta Kappa. He has received the coveted Nemecek Award for Outstanding Service to Families and was named Volunteer of the Year by the Parent Aide Network. Dr. Lester's work has been widely published and has appeared in publications including The Journal of the American Medical AssociationThe Western Journal of MedicineThe Journal of Marriage and Family TherapyThe Journal of Behavior TherapyThe Yearbook of Family Practice, and The Skeptical Inquirer. He is the author of seven books, including Power With People: How to Handle Just About Anyone, which is in its 15th printing. Dr. Lester consults with health care companies, social service agencies, and has served as a special consultant to the United States Department of Justice. Due to his innovative and practical approaches to the most difficult cases, he is in extremely high demand as a speaker and trainer and is often cited as a voice of authority in his field.

Disclosure:
Financial-Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education.
Nonfinancial-No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
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This course has been approved by Vyne Education, LLC., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 continuing education hours. NAADAC Provider #77600, Vyne Education, LLC. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Content includes elements of one of the NAADAC 8 Counselor Skills Group. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the NAADAC guidelines.


Case Managers
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This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded. The course is approved for 6 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: S00026478 Approval Number: 170001484. To claim these CEs, log into your CE Center account at www.ccmcertification.org.

Counselors: West Virginia: This seminar has been submitted for review to the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling for 6 hours of continuing education.

Marriage & Family Therapists: This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.


Nurse Practitioners
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Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 060313. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.


Nurses
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Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.


Nurses: California
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for 7.2 contact hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.


Nurses: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.


Nurses: Iowa
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.


Physician Assistants
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This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 6 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.


Psychologists
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.


Social Workers
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Vyne Education, LLC. provider #1005, "formerly Cross Country Education" is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved period 1-27-15 to 1-27-18). Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 Clinical continuing education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for more information. This educational offering is at the Intermediate level for social workers.


Social Workers: New Jersey
This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #32 Course #617 from1/7/2016 to 1/7/2018. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s):Clinical Social Work Practice 6 . Provider #32 Cross Country Education is now Vyne Education, LLC.


Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.


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