CBT for Personality Disorders
Personality disorder clients often present with unique challenges. They may fail to engage in treatment, self-harm, use substances, experience continual crises, become angry at the therapist, along with other therapy-interfering behaviors. Led by Judith S. Beck, PhD, with Amy Cunningham, PsyD, and Robert Hindman, PhD., this advanced-level workshop will teach you how to conceptualize personality disorder clients and how to plan treatment based on your conceptualization. Learn how to help your clients change their thinking at both an intellectual and an emotional level to bring about enduring changes in cognition, mood, behavior, and general functioning.
In this experiential workshop, you’ll learn how to integrate a variety of strategies from many different psychotherapeutic modalities within the context of the cognitive model. You’ll learn how to help your clients function more effectively, improve their interpersonal relationships, and manage their emotions. Day three will focus exclusively on varying treatment for individuals with borderline personality disorder.
Available Dates in 2019:
- April 8-10
8:45am – 4:00pm
The workshop features a special question-and-answer and role-play session with Dr. Aaron Beck. Participants are encouraged to prepare or have in mind cases for discussion or role-play
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All trainees receive a Certificate of Workshop Attendance verifying participation in this program.
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Why do clients with personality disorders behave in such dysfunctional ways?
Conceptualizing client beliefs and strategies Engaging complex clients in treatment and developing a strong therapeutic alliance Setting goals when clients are resistant Structuring sessions with clients who resist structure Demonstration and dyadic role-plays of challenging problems
How can I help clients modify their highly dysfunctional core beliefs?
Explaining core beliefs to clients Motivating clients to modify beliefs Intellectual and experiential techniques to modify beliefs DVDs of therapy sessions conducted by Drs. Aaron Beck and Judith Beck Role-play and Q&A with Aaron T. Beck, MD
How can I work effectively with clients who have Borderline Personality Disorder?
Remaining nonjudgmental Using validation to strengthen the therapeutic relationship Reducing self-harm behaviors Modifying strong negative emotions Case discussions of challenging problems
This course is appropriate for those with a beginner to intermediate level of knowledge in a mental health or medical field.
A doctorate or master’s degree (or equivalent degree for practitioners outside the US) in a mental health, medical, or related field is required. Participation in our Essentials of CBT online course or CBT for Depression workshop are recommended, but not required
There are two hotels within walking distance of the Beck Institute with special rates available. The Hilton City Avenue is directly across the street, and the Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue (formerly the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West) is about a ten-minute walk from Beck Institute. The Courtyard also offers a shuttle to Beck Institute trainees that will take you to and from our office each morning and afternoon.
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CBT for Personality Disorders
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