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Webinar - Personality Disorders: Diagnosis & Treatment for Therapeutic Progress
Wednesday, December 07, 2022, 10:00 AM to Thursday, December 08, 2022, 12:00 PM CST
Category: WAFCA CE Training

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Personality Disorders: Diagnosis & Treatment for Therapeutic Progress
Presented by David Mays, MD, PhD
*Up to 4 CE credits will be issued to those attending this two-day, virtual opportunity.
Details: December 7-8 (10:00am - 12:00pm each day)

Workshop DescriptionSome behavior patterns consistently confound and provoke. Clinicians often feel helpless and frustrated as they try to help clients and families who are locked in endless interpersonal conflict. Studies consistently show that medications and psychotherapy will not change people who blame their difficulties on everyone but themselves. High drama, hostile dependence, and intimidation all increase the risk for boundary crossings and poor outcomes.  

This training begins with the assumption that you can't manage what you can't understand, and presents a simple approach for distinguishing the personality disorders - the notion that each disorder has a unique interpersonal agenda that is repeated over and over interactions with others. This knowledge can help the clinician recognize what is happening in the therapy/family system. It may then be possible to move beyond the impasse that is impeding therapeutic progress.  

The workshop will focus on the following topics: 

  • Attachment and attachment patterns - the agendas of the personality disorders 
  • The ten personality disorders briefly 
  • Borderline, antisocial, and narcissistic personality – in depth 
  • Transference, boundary and safety issues 
  • Treatment, management, medication, and modest goals 

Learning ObjectivesAt the end of this training, participants will...
  1. Be able to describe the primary agendas of borderline, antisocial and narcissistic personality

  2. Be familiar with ways of dealing with suicide risk in borderline personality 

  1. Discuss the common boundary traps that occur with these three disorders 

  1. Be introduced to the most recent evidence-based care for these disorders 

Mays-010R.jpgPresenter InformationDr. David Mays, M.D., Ph.D., is a licensed physician in the state of Wisconsin. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a clinical adjunct assistant professor in the University of Wisc. Dept. of Psychiatry. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and member the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association. Dr. Mays has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Alliance on Mental Illness in Dane County, the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Exceptional Performance Award from the Wisconsin Health and Family Services, the Outstanding Professional Award from the Wisconsin Association on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, and the Outstanding Mental Health Professional Award from the Wisconsin National Alliance on Mental Illness.

 About our Offerings:

WAFCA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6778. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. WAFCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Visit the WAFCA-CE registration page for more information on fees and policies. 

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