Cognitive Therapy:Treatment of Personality Disorder Cases

Cognitive Therapy: Treatment of Personality Disorder Cases
Treating Borderline, Narcissistic, Dependent, Avoidant Personality Disorders with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Live Training Offered via Zoom!

10:00 am to 4:30 pm Saturday, September 28, 2024
10:00 am to 4:30 pm Sunday, September 29, 2024

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 borderline, narcissistic, dependent, avoidant personality disorders
  • Reduce therapy interfering behaviors

Learn what works with Borderline and other personality disorder cases using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-based techniques. This practical and interactive cognitive therapy training program is loaded with clinical examples to help you work with borderline, narcissistic, dependent, avoidant clients.

Through instruction, CD’s of expert clinicians, experiential exercises,   practice working with your own difficult 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 your own 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

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

  • 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 your  own cases

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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