Evidence-Based Treatment for Personality Disorders (11/12/2021)
Leader: Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D., Director of Professional Education and Clinical Supervisor, Albert Ellis Institute
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021 | 9:30 am - 12:45 pm
Location: 145 East 32nd Street, 9th Floor (Directions)
3 Contact Hours/ 3 Continuing Education Credits will be provided by the Albert Ellis Institute upon completion of the workshop.
Over the last several decades, psychotherapists have used different names to describe clients who fail to make progress. This presentation will explore the labels used to identify such clients, what these labels tell us about such clients, and the conclusions psychotherapists make regarding the lack of progress. The research that supports and challenges the concept of personality disorders and suggestion to redefine Personality Disorders in DSM-5 will be presented to understand the present state of knowledge. The outcome research for Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy with personality disorders will also be reviewed. A new model of treatment will be presented that includes personality awareness, self and radical acceptance, and adaptation. This model integrates concepts from RE & CBT, Temperament Theory, and Relapse Prevention.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Describe how psychotherapists have conceptualized difficult, non-responsive clients through the history of the field
- Explain the research supporting and challenging the concept of personality disorders
- Discuss the research on the effectiveness of CBT and other therapies with personality disorders
- Design treatment plans that focus on clients’ awareness, acceptance, adaptation, and goodness of fit concepts
9:30 am - 11:00 am: Review of psychotherapist's explanations of the challenges and obstacles in the treatment of clients with Personality Disorders.
11:00 am - 12:15 pm: Strategies to integrate RE&CBT, temperament theory, and relapse prevention approaches for the treatment of Personality Disorders
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm: Questions
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm: Evaluations
Albert Ellis Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Albert Ellis Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Albert Ellis Institute is approved by The State Education Departments State Board for Social Work. The Albert Ellis Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Albert Ellis Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5145. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Albert Ellis Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Albert Ellis Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) State Board for Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0131.
Albert Ellis Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0019.