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Why do Narcissists and Borderlines Get All the Attention? Psychotherapy for Histrionics and Other Personality Types

Thursday, July 28, 2022, 10:30 AM America/New_York
$99.00 Member Price:  $75.00 Student Price:  $50.00 Nachum Klafter, MD

Despite decades of research and progress, Personality Disorders remain the most enigmatic area of clinical work for psycotherapists. Most attention to personality disorders in the curent clinical literature is devoted to Narchissistic and Borderline states, and tends to focus on therapy approaches and techinques which are particular to these clinical problems. This other areas of personality and characteri psychopathology relatively neglected. In this 3 hour workshop, Dr. Klafter will review the diagnosis and treatment of Obsesive Compulsive, Avoidant, Histrionic, Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypical, and Antisocial Personality Disorders. He will focus on the common, expected challenges clinicians face with these disordes, as well as the most typical problems that these patients face in negotiating their personal lives. Treatment strategies will include behavioral, cognitive, and psychodynamic techniques, and will also include common comorbidities in this group of challenging patients. Specific cultural factors that clincians working in Orthodox Jewish Communities need to be aware of will be considered as well.

About the Presenter

Dr. Klafter is a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist for adults and adolescents. He teaches psychotherapy and psychoanalysis at the University of Cincinnati Residency Training Program and the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. He is also licensed to practice in New York and services as the Senior Psychiatric Consultat for the Ezras Choilim Health Center in Kiryas Joel, Monroe, NY.

These workshops offer 0 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

Why do Narcissists and Borderlines Get All the Attention? Psychotherapy for Histrionics and Other Personality Types

Thursday, July 28, 2022, 10:30 AM America/New_York

Presenter: Nachum Klafter, MD

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Learning Objectives:

  1. 1. Define Personality and Personality Disorder,
  2. 2. Describe the diagnostic process for personality disorders and describe this differs from other forms of mental illness
  3. 3. Outline behavioral, cognitive, supportive, and psychodynamic treatment approaches for Obsessive-Compulsive, Avoidant, Histrionic, Dependent, and Schizoid personality problems.
  4. 4. Understand the difficulties inherent in treating Schizotypal and Anti-Social personalities.

These workshops offer 0 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

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Despite decades of research and progress, Personality Disorders remain the most enigmatic area of clinical work for psycotherapists. Most attention to personality disorders in the curent clinical literature is devoted to Narchissistic and Borderline states, and tends to focus on therapy approaches and techinques which are particular to these clinical problems. This other areas of personality and characteri psychopathology relatively neglected. In this 3 hour workshop, Dr. Klafter will review the diagnosis and treatment of Obsesive Compulsive, Avoidant, Histrionic, Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypical, and Antisocial Personality Disorders. He will focus on the common, expected challenges clinicians face with these disordes, as well as the most typical problems that these patients face in negotiating their personal lives. Treatment strategies will include behavioral, cognitive, and psychodynamic techniques, and will also include common comorbidities in this group of challenging patients. Specific cultural factors that clincians working in Orthodox Jewish Communities need to be aware of will be considered as well.

Learning Objectives:

  1. 1. Define Personality and Personality Disorder,
  2. 2. Describe the diagnostic process for personality disorders and describe this differs from other forms of mental illness
  3. 3. Outline behavioral, cognitive, supportive, and psychodynamic treatment approaches for Obsessive-Compulsive, Avoidant, Histrionic, Dependent, and Schizoid personality problems.
  4. 4. Understand the difficulties inherent in treating Schizotypal and Anti-Social personalities.

Agenda:

1. Introduction - (20 min)

    a. What is Personality

    b. What is a Personality Disorder

2. Obsessive Compulsive Personality (20 min) -

    a. Diagnosis

    b. Treatment

    c. Common treatment challenges, transference/countertransferences, comorbidities

3. Avoidant Personality (20 min)

    a. Diagnosis

    b. Treatment

    c. Common treatment challenges, transference/countertransferences, comorbidities

 4. Histrionic Persoanlity (20 min) -

    a. Diagnosis

    b. Treatment

    c. Common treatment challenges, transference/countertransferences, comorbidities

--------------Break for 10 minutes---------------

5. Schizoid Personality Disorder (10 min) -

    a. Diagnosis

    b. Treatment

    c. Common treatment challenges, transference/countertransferences, comorbidities

6. Schizotypal Personality (10 min) -

    a. Diagnosis

    b. Treatment

    c. Common treatment challenges, transference/countertransferences, comorbidities

7. Dependent Personality (20 min) -

    a. Diagnosis

    b. Treatment

    c. Common treatment challenges, transference/countertransferences, comorbidities

8. Antisocial Personality (20 min)

    a. Diagnosis and misdiagnosis.  

    b. Why effective treatment is generally not possible

    c. Liability and logistical challenges, and how to disengage from treatment

 



This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: advanced
Level of Clinician: intermediate
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

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