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Online Workshops
Identifying and Working with Traumatized Clients Who Have a Personality Disorder
with Kathy Steele, MN, CS, APRN

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Saturday, February 4th, 2023

11:00 AM to 5:15 PM Eastern  8:00 AM - 2:15 PM Pacific CA/USA 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM Mountain CA/USA 4:00 PM - 10:15 PM London, UK 5:00 PM - 11:15 PM Madrid, Spain 5:00 PM - 11:15 PM Berlin, Germany 5:00 PM - 11:15 PM Copenhagen, Denmark Begins at 6:00 PM Helsinki, Finland

Live Online via Zoom

Video On-Demand
(60 days access)

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Intermediate

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Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, LPCs, graduate-level Counselors, Psychotherapists

Workshop Description

Co-existing personality disorders in clients who have complex trauma and dissociation are not uncommon, can complicate the treatment, and often lead to therapeutic impasses. We will explore practical ways to assess for the most common personality disorders and plan treatments that address behavioral problems and major defenses and conflicts that overlap with trauma. Behavioral challenges that interfere with treatment should be addressed early. We will explore the emotional, cognitive, and relational challenges of working with these clients, who may be especially affected by childhood trauma and neglect due to genetic vulnerabilities. The necessity of clear, consistent boundaries, the avoidance of power struggles, and the management and therapeutic use of countertransference will be discussed.

Join us to learn about: 

  • The association between childhood trauma and attachment functioning in clients with personality disorders. 

  • Complex PTSD and borderline personality disorder. 

  • PTSD, C-PTSD, and BPD; comorbid but distinct syndromes. 

  • Distinguishing Complex PTSD from Borderline Personality Disorder.  

  • Pathological narcissism (PN) and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). 

  • Internal processing in patients with pathological narcissism or narcissistic personality disorder: Implications for alliance building and therapeutic strategies. 

  • Personalizing psychotherapy for personality disorders; a personalized approach that will optimize therapy effectiveness. 

  • Guiding treatment with individualized case formulation.

Learning Objectives 

Participants will be able to: 

1. Assess for basic personality disorders and related defenses by exploring clinical presentations and history.

2. Determine a basic treatment trajectory and develop a sequenced treatment plan for a client who has both trauma and a personality disorder.

3. Employ a collaborative relational approach that focuses on shared treatment goals with clients who have personality disorders.

4. List the major features of personality disorders.

5. Name at least three (3) interventions to work with relational, emotional, and cognitive challenges in therapy with clients who have personality disorders and complex trauma and dissociation.

The Envision Difference

100 % online:  Develop your skills from the comfort of your home or office via Zoom.

Live Q&A:  Ask Questions during the Live Q & A with the presenter and participants

60 Days access:  Can't Attend Live?  Watch Later. 60 days of access to the workshop recording and materials and receive a certificate with CEs for on-demand learning.

Workshop Schedule - Eastern Time (ET) 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

● The association between childhood trauma and attachment functioning in clients with personality disorders.

● Assess for basic personality disorders and related defenses by exploring clinical presentations and history.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

● PTSD, cPTSD, and BPD; comorbid but distinct syndromes.
● Distinguishing Complex PTSD from Borderline Personality Disorder.

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Break

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

● Pathological narcissism (PN) and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD).
● Q & A

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

● Working with narcissism, continued AND Working with avoidant personality disorder.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

● Determine a basic treatment trajectory and develop a sequenced treatment plan for a client who has both trauma and a personality disorder.

● Internal processing in patients with pathological narcissism or narcissistic personality disorder: Implications for alliance building and therapeutic strategies.

● Employ a collaborative relational approach that focuses on shared treatment goals with clients who have personality disorders.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

● Break

● Q & A

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

● Interventions to work with relational, emotional, and cognitive challenges in therapy with clients who have personality disorders and complex trauma and dissociation.

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BIO
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About Kathy Steele, MN, CS, APRN

Kathy Steele has been in private practice since 1985, and with Metropolitan Psychotherapy Associates in Atlanta, Georgia since 1988. She was Clinical Director of Metropolitan Counseling Services, a non- profit psychotherapy and training center until 2016. She is a Past President and Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), and has also served two terms on the Board of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). Kathy served on the International Task Force that developed treatment guidelines for Dissociative Disorders, and on the Joint International Task Force that has developed treatment guidelines for Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. She is now a part of the Editorial Board, Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. She has received a number of awards for her work, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from ISSTD, an Emory University Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Cornelia B. Wilbur Award for Outstanding Clinical Contributions from ISSTD. Kathy has (co)authored numerous book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles, and three books with her colleagues.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits - *CE credits also available for the home study version!

American Psychological Association (APA)   Eligible for 5 CE credits

Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers: Eligible for 5 CE credits

Did you know that most Social Work Boards will accept APA CE credits?

Clinical social workers in all states except New York are eligible to receive American Psychological Association (APA) continuing education credits through Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc.

Marriage and Family Therapists: Eligible for 5 CE credits

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in all states except Ohio and New York are eligible to receive American Psychological Association (APA) continuing education credits through Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc.

National Board for Certified Counselors:  Eligible for 5 CE credits

Envision Counselling and Consulting has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7241.
Envision Counselling and Consulting is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA):  Eligible for 5 CE credits

Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program.  

 

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)Eligible for 5 CE credits  

CCPA has reviewed and approved the content of this workshop for 5 CEC.

The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC):  Eligible for 5 CE credits

Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT):   Eligible for 5 CE credits

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FAQ

What are the requirements for obtaining CEs?

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in at the start of the live interactive webinar and logged out at the end, and attended the entire webinar to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire webinar. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates will be available following webinar completion. If participants watch the recording (home study) version of the presentation, they will have access to Self-Study CE credits after completion of a short quiz.

Do I have to pay extra for CE credits?

No. The cost of CE credits is included with your workshop registration fee.​

If I cannot attend live, can I still get CE credits?

Yes. You can access the recording in the home study version, watch it in its entirety, and then pass a quiz with a score of 75% or higher. After taking the quiz, you will be able to download a certificate as proof of completion.

How do I access the home study version when it becomes available?

You will be emailed 5 business days after the live event with instructions on how you can access Envision's online learning platform called Thinkific. Sign in to Thinkific: Locate the email and click on your personal sign-in link to set your password. You cannot locate the email we sent? Login through the Thinkific platform directly by clicking on the link below: https://envision-workshops.thinkific.com/ To login, use the email address you provided when you registered for the workshop. To create your password, click on "Forgot Password" and set up a password for your account. If you already have an account and password, use those credentials to login.

How long do I have to review the recording?

You will have 60 days to review the recording. The recording will be made available approximately (5) business days after the live workshop.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds on purchased tickets are available up until 15 days before the date of the live workshop. There is no refund after this date. Refunds will include the ticket price less a $50 processing fee for all refunds/price adjustments. *Prices subject to change. Refunds within 15 days of workshops will be in the form of a workshop credit. These credits do not expire.

If I have special needs or require accommodations, what do I do?

Email registration@envisionservices.ca at least five (5) business days prior to the live workshop to request accommodations or discuss your needs. Envision cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

If I have a complaint or grievance, who do I contact?

Please email registration@envisionservices.ca. All grievances must be in writing and will be replied to within 5 - 10 business days.

Is there commercial support or a conflict of interest for this presentation?

There is no known conflict of interest for this program. Envision has not received any financial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any financial support prior to or during this program. Envision will disclose any potential conflicts at the beginning of the workshop.

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