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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 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.

Available Dates in 2020:

  • January 27-29
  • November 16-18


Workshop Times:

8:45am – 4:00pm

Workshop Location:

Beck Institute



Robert Hindman, PhD

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

Overall Objectives:


18 credits

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All trainees receive a Certificate of Workshop Attendance verifying participation in this program.

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Workshop Curriculum

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

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