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Cognitive Therapy: Treatment of Axis II Cases
Treating Borderline, Narcissistic, Dependent, Avoidant,  with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Live Training Offered in 2022!

10:00 am to 4:30 pm Saturday, December 3, 2022 
10:00 am to 4:30 pm Sunday, December 4, 2022

12 Continuing Education Units
$385 licensed/ $350 pre-licensed/ $210 Auditing for returning students

Take Steps Towards Certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy*
*Please check website Academy of Cognitive Therapy for all Certification requirements

Key Benefits & Takeaways:

  • Learn effective strategies dealing with difficult clients
  • Change your own reactions to Axis II clients including  borderline personality disorder
  • Eliminate therapy interfering behaviors

Learn what works with Borderline and other Axis II cases using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-based techniques. This practical and interactive cognitive therapy training program is loaded with clinical examples to help therapists working with Axis II clients.

Through instruction, CD’s of expert clinicians, experiential exercises using therapist’s cases, therapists practice working with Axis II cases.

Specific Educational Objectives:

  • Identify one method of decreasing a borderline patient’s therapy interfering behaviors            
  • Identify one treatment target in treating narcissistic personality disorder

Day One

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Morning Session    
Treatment for personality disorders in general 

Borderline Personality Disorder:

  • Key features of Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Goals
  • Therapy interfering behaviors:borderline and therapist
  • Schemas
  • Mode flipping: Shifting rapidly from one intense emotional state to another 
  • Coping techniques to manage moods, feelings
  • Treatment plan: Behavioral targets
  • Problem solving

12:30 p.m to 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Afternoon session           
Techniques on using therapeutic material

  • Assignments
  • Experiential practice using clinician’s cases
  • When to terminate 

Narcissistic Personality Disorder 

  • Schemas, modes for Narcissistic personality disorder
  • Narcissists in relationship
  • Treatment goals
  • Stages of Treatment

Day Two

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Morning Session

  • Treatment interventions
  • Decrease grandiosity
  • Decrease hypersensitivity to evaluation
  • Develop empathy
  • Decrease patient’s negative behaviors
  • Guidelines for therapists/ client interactions
  • Problems in treatment
  • Assignments
  • Experiential exercises using therapist’s clients 

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session

Dependent, Avoidant
For each of the above personality disorders, the following is reviewed:

  • Schemas/ Modes
  • Treatment goals
  • Interventions
  • Therapist patient relationship
  • Treatment plan
  • Assignments

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