Evidence-Based Treatment for Personality Disorders  (11/12/2021)

Evidence-Based Treatment for Personality Disorders (11/12/2021)

Regular price $115.00

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.

Learning Objectives:

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.  The 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 State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0133.

Albert Ellis Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-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.


Transfer or Cancelling of Registration

Time Frame (Days before Workshop or Training)

Transfer Fees


28 days or more



14 to 27 days

Additional $20 fee

50% of the registration fee

Less than 14 days

100% of the registration fee

100% of the registration fee

The Albert Ellis Institute incurs significant administrative costs related to your registration before a workshop. Therefore, the following fees apply should you either cancel or request to transfer your registration to a different workshop or training date.

If you wish to cancel or transfer your registration, a notification should be sent in writing to info@albertellis.org.  Refunds will be provided as noted above with associated relevant fees.  Your registration may only be transferred one time for a workshop/training that is scheduled to occur within 12 months of the original workshop/training date you have registered for.

Any necessary information related to inclement weather that will affect a workshop/training will be emailed to the address you have provided us or is available by calling 212-535-0822 during usual business hours.

There are times when The Albert Ellis Institute may need to cancel a workshop/training. We would only do so with good reason, however, we reserve this right, as well as the right to reschedule workshops/trainings and/or substitute presenters. If we need to cancel or reschedule a workshop/training, we will transfer your registration to the next available scheduled workshop/training on that particular topic. If you cannot or choose not to transfer your registration, you may request a full refund of workshop/training fees paid.

The Albert Ellis Institute disclaims any liability for any losses or damages, direct or indirect, arising from a workshop/training cancellation and will not be held responsible for any associated costs incurred with respect to travel, accommodation, US visa application fees, or related fees.


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