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Personality Disorders: Unavoidable Challenges and Effective Solutions | Seminar on 4 DVDs
Fox, Daniel J., PhD
PESI, Inc. / Seminar on DVD / 2012-06-01 / X43645
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NOTE: The seminar manual, CE information, and CE test are contained on disc #1 in PDF format. To access these documents, play disc #1 in your computer. For the video presentation, begin playing disc #1 in your DVD player.

The need for newer, better, and more efficacious treatment methods for personality disorders is leading to significant changes in the DSM-5®, anticipated May 2013. From the developmental roots of these disorders to the most difficult therapeutic concerns and the most promising treatment options, join Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D., as he explores, with you, the latest diagnoses, challenges, and therapies for these complicated disorders. This seminar recording will help you:

Identify the three clusters of personality disorders
Better recognize co-morbid diagnoses
Prepare for unique ethical challenges
Utilize the most effective treatments and evidence-based approaches
Create strategies that build your resiliency and decrease compassion fatigue

Dr. Fox will talk in-depth about the core and surface structures of these illnesses, maladaptive patterns and presentation, the pros and cons of Cognitive Behavioral, Interpersonal, Dialectical Behavioral, and Interpersonal Reconstructive therapies, and treatment and management techniques from the Risk Management Formula.

Accurately diagnose different personality disorders, and separate comorbid diagnoses and disorder overlap
List and summarize the ethical pitfalls, legal liability, and effective risk management
Describe the key components of CBT, IPT, DBT, IRT, and other treatment applications, including interventions, working models, and the integration of therapies
Identify and block maladaptive behaviors in your client
Explain how to increase therapist confidence and success when addressing and treating complex personality disorders
Describe the etiology of various personality disorders and how this can better assist with treatment planning and reduction of symptoms


Where Did This Come From and What is it?
Personality and how it becomes aberrant
Development, stability, and change in personality disorders
The big questions and concerns with personality disorders
DSM-5® and alternatives to the current DSM-IV-TR® classification model

Foundations and Challenges of Personality Disorders “Every Psychopathology is a Gift
of Love”
Cluster A
Paranoid Personality Disorder
Schizoid Personality Disorder
Schizotypal Personality Disorder
Cluster B
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Histrionic Personality Disorder
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Cluster C
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Dependent Personality Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

Personality Disorders and Comorbid Treatment More Than Meets the Eye
Identification of the most challenging personality disorders
Core and/or surface structure and the role of the clinical disorders
Therapeutic collaboration with those with personality disorders
Maladaptive patterns of personality disorders
Interpersonal patterns and presentation in treatment
The microcosm of therapy and personality disorders

Unique Ethical Challenges in Working with Personality Disorders
Ethical complaints and how to manage them
Who? Sue me? – Risk of litigation
Competence and boundaries of competence
Liability and risk management
Staying out of trouble

Efficacious Treatment with Personality Disorders
What research is telling us
What our experience is telling us
Not even they want to be here - working with mandated clients
Working with what works

Evidence-Based Approaches and Their Application to Personality Disorders
Where do we start? The best utilization of evidence based treatments
Slippery slope or a piece of cake; increase your clients collaboration
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy

“In My own Skin” – Skills to Prevent Compassion Fatigue
Finding great resources, general practitioners and psychiatrists
Support systems, inside and outside the field
Building our own emotional competency
Metacognitive strategies for wellness and professional and personal success
Where do we go from here?


Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D. has been treating and specializing in the treatment and assessment of individuals with personality disorders for the last 13 years in the state and federal prison system, universities, and in private practice. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas and has published several articles on personality, ethics, and neurofeedback. His specialty areas include personality disorders, ethics, and emotional intelligence. Dr. Fox has been teaching and supervising students for the last 12 years at various universities across the country, some of which include West Virginia University, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, Sam Houston State University, and Florida State University. He is a staff psychologist at the Federal Detention Center in Houston, Texas, as well as maintaining a private practice that specializes in working with difficult clients. Dr. Fox has given numerous workshops and seminars on ethics and personality disorders, personality disorders and crime, emotional intelligence, and managing mental health within the prison system, and others.


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