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Personality Disordered Clients: Psychopathology, Treatment and Therapeutic Success | Seminar on 6 DVDs | 12 hours, 30 minutes
Fox, Daniel J., Ph.D.
PESI, Inc. / Seminar on DVD / 2013-11-01 / X45965
price: $419.95 (may be subject to change)
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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.

• Increase your diagnostic skills
• Build your therapeutic efficacy with complex and difficult clients
• Learn to manage therapeutic blockades
• Utilize the most effective treatments and evidence-based approaches

Join expert and author, Dr. Daniel J. Fox as he delivers an intensive two-day workshop designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to accurately identify and treat your personality disordered clients. The applicable components for therapeutic change will be addressed in detail as well as how to surpass treatment blockades. You will walk away with a clear understanding of personality disorders, how they manifest in your office and the best tools to properly diagnose your clients. Dr. Fox will be focusing on “working with what works” and discussing in detail what treatments have been found to be effective with each personality disorder. Case studies of each disorder and successful and unsuccessful outcomes (it happens to the best of us) will be examined.

With the knowledge and foundation of what creates therapeutic movement, the seminar will explore various modalities that have been found to be effective with personality disorders, such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, and Dialectical therapies. Each of these theories will be analyzed to provide you with solid and useable skills to include in your daily practice. A final and unique aspect is focusing on how to create and utilize your own eclectic approach in the “My Therapeutic Theory is...” You will identify what skills work for you, as well as for the other participants when working with personality disordered clients, and then Dr. Fox will help you develop a solid and applicable theoretical approach to efficacious treatment of personality disorders.

Foundation of Personality Disorders
Personality and its development
The aberration of personality, making personality disorders
The truth and myth of personality disorders
Core and/or surface structure and the role of the clinical disorders
Advanced understanding of personality disorders in the DSM-5®

Accurate Diagnosis of a Personality Disorder
Disorder or not disorder: that is the question?
The personality disorder risk factors
The central five components to accurate diagnosis
Culture counts and its therapeutic impact

They’re Here and In Your Office!!

The Complication of Treatment – Comorbid Clinical Disorders with Personality Disorders
Which comes first, more than one personality disorder?
The problem with comorbidity
Personality disorders and mood disorders
Personality disorders and anxiety disorders
Personality disorders and psychosis
Personality disorders and substance abuse


Working with What Works
Insulating your clients against the PD risk factors
Research and efficacy of treatment with personality disorders
Treatment findings for each personality disorder
General Recommendations for each personality disorder

Motivational Interviewing and Personality Disorders
Five principles of applying Motivational
Interviewing to personality disorders
Identifying and managing PD resistance
Techniques that work and sabotage success
Usable strategies for change
Collaborative plans

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Personality Disorders
Identification of Schemas
Guided Discovery
Transference/Counter Transference
The Art of Therapy
Experiential techniques

Interpersonal Therapy
Therapeutic collaboration
Facilitating pattern recognition
Lessening the impact of maladaptive patterns
“But I like my pathology” – underlying wishes and fears
Doing things differently

Components of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Core Mindfulness Skills
Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
Emotion Regulation Skills

My Therapeutic Theory is…
Core components of your treatment approach
Techniques that work for you
Aspects you can incorporate NOW
Pulling together
Putting it to good use
How to apply your theory to your complex clients

Identify and diagnose the different personality disorders and separate comorbid diagnoses and disorder overlap.
Discuss the truths and myths of personality disordered clients.
Utilize the central five components to accurately diagnosis.
Summarize the etiology of various personality disorders and how this can better assist with treatment planning and reduction of symptoms.
Identify and counter treatment blockades to make therapeutic gains.
Describe the psychopathological continuum and how it relates to personality disorder symptom presentation.
Discuss the DSM-5® and how it affects diagnosis and treatment.

Apply evidence based treatment modalities to produce therapeutic change.
Design a therapeutic approach that fits your style and approach to treatment.
Summarize how to use Motivational Interviewing for the treatment of personality disorders.
List the benefits of utilizing specific treatment strategies and when to include them in treatment.
Utilize the therapeutic components of the three most efficacious treatments when applied to your clients with personality disorders.
Develop the core components of your treatment plan and how to apply it into your practice.


Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D. has been treating and specializing in the treatment and assessment of individuals with personality disorders for the last 14 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. He is the author of The Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders (available fall 2013). His specialty areas include personality disorders, ethics, and emotional intelligence. Dr. Fox has been teaching and supervising students for the last 13 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 currently a staff psychologist at the Federal Detention Center in Houston, Texas, Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Houston, 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, managing mental health within the prison system, and others.

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