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Personality Disorders Advanced Treatment and Management
Digital Seminar
$189.99 USD
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Product Details
Format:
Digital Seminar
Author:
GREG LESTER, PHD
Publisher:
Vyne Education
Copyright:
6/29/2011
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
WDS020335
Objectives
  • Extend your knowledge of personality disorders, assessment, and effective intervention
  • Discover the most effective tools in the treatment of "overlapping" and "interlocking" disorders, comorbid conditions, and "untreatable" cases
  • Examine specialized and advanced topics in the treatment of personality disorders, including crises, liability, suicidality, and self-care of the practitioner
  • Develop tools to perform integrated and flexible brief, short-term, and extended treatments
  • Recognize how to diagnose and treat personality disorders in couples and families
  • Outline diagnosis and treatment options for personality disorders and comorbid conditions in children
  • Identify expanded methods for managing the behavior of personality disordered individuals
  • Examine the latest data on prescribing and the use of medications with personality disorders
Outline

THE EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS

  • The five essential elements of all treatment approaches
  • The integrated “Fluid” model
  • The use of short-term dynamic formats
  • The use of short-term supportive formats
  • The use of short-term cognitive-behavioral formats

 

THE EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUES

  • Techniques for increasing motivation for change
  • Techniques for building observing ego capacity
  • Techniques for constraining drama
  • Techniques for building problem-solving abilities
  • Techniques for eliciting new behaviors
  • Techniques for developing new traits

 

 

 

EXPANDING BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT

  • How to take, and keep, control of the relationship
  • How to break up old behavioral and relationship patterns
  • How to elicit new behaviors

 

TREATING PERSONALITY DISORDERS IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

  • How personality disorders differ in children and adolescents
  • Diagnosing personality disorders in children and adolescents
  • Common comorbid conditions
  • Child and adolescent treatment formats
  • Child and adolescent treatment techniques

 

TREATING DISORDERED COUPLES

  • Distressed vs. conflictual couples
  • Working with “interlocking” disorders
  • Conjoint vs. individual treatment approaches

 

TREATING DISORDERED FAMILIES

  • Personality disorders and family therapy
  • Disordered families vs. disorders in families

 

MEDICATIONS

  • What the research on the use of medications shows
  • What medications have been shown to—and shown not to—accomplish
  • When to avoid medications altogether
  • How to know if medications are working

 

SPECIAL TOPICS AND HOW-TOS

  • Group treatment
  • Crises
  • Liability and safety issues
  • Suicidality

 

PRACTITIONER ISSUES

  • Self-care
  • Counter-transference
  • Managing personality disorders in personal life
Author

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.

Continuing Education Credits
Continuing Education Information
This educational offering is designed to qualify for continuing education for many professionals in every state.


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Audience
  • Anyone dealing with difficult cases, including:
    • Social Workers
    • Psychologists
    • Psychiatrists
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Pharmacists
    • Physician Assistants
    • Clinical Supervisors
    • Case Managers
    • Marriage and Family Therapists
    • Counselors
    • Alcohol and Drug Counselors
    • Nurses
    • Home Health Care Personnel
    • Nursing Home Personnel
    • Psychiatric Hospital Staff
    • Primary Care Personnel
    • Hospice Care Workers
    • Developmental Disability Counselors
    • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors
Reviews

I have never been to a more effective or entertaining seminar. The instructor was incredible and extremely informative.
Mike Hansen, Case Manager, Atlantic City, NJ


This is the best continuing education program I've ever attended. The instructor is an expert in his field, is energetic and entertaining!
Barbara Beitman, PhD, Atlantic City, NJ