Treating Personality Disorders – Part One: A CBT Approach

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Thinking about the concept of the “personality disorder,” tends to create anxiety among the average clinician. Most clinicians view personality disorders as being virtually impossible to correct because of how deeply entrenched the client’s thoughts and behaviors appear to be.

The mental health field has done an amazing job unnecessarily complicating the concept of personality disorders. As a result, when a clinician is told that a client “has one,” there is little optimism that the client has any potential to change.

However, the thoughts and behaviors exhibited by people with such diagnoses are learned. Anything that a person has learned can be unlearned. This two-part webinar will teach you everything from how to engage the client to be an active participant in the therapy (which usually is the most difficult task) to how to end therapy successfully.

Part One emphasizes engagement and behavior analysis, while Part Two emphasizes behavior change and behavior maintenance.

Without engaging the client, the client will likely drop out of treatment very quickly.  Each personality disorder mentality has it’s unique engagement and collaboration problems.  Without knowing how to engage the client from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, you will not have the opportunity to implement actual therapeutic techniques.

What You Will Learn

  • A functional and effective concept of personality disorders that works
  • How to overcome the client’s unwillingness to engage in CBT
  • How to discover the client’s underlying assumptions that drive their particular personality disorder
  • The qualities of underlying assumptions and why they are very important
  • How to recognize personality-specific problems with collaboration and how to correct them.

About the Presenter
Dr. ALDO R. PUCCI, is President of the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists. Dr. Pucci was trained in Rational Behavior Therapy by its originator, internationally acclaimed psychiatrist Maxie C. Maultsby, Jr., MD. Dr. Pucci then went on to develop his own form of CBT known as “Rational Living Therapy.” He has trained thousands of mental health clinicians and has presented his workshops and certification seminars on Rational Living Therapy and Rational Hypnotherapy throughout the United States. Dr. Pucci’s seminars receive rave reviews. He holds the titles of Diplomate in Psychotherapy (The International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy), Diplomate in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (NACBT), Certified Medical Hypnotherapist (Institute of Medical Hypnosis), and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (National Board for Hypnotherapy and Hypnotic Anesthesiology). Dr. Pucci is the author of many articles and two books, The Client’s Guide to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Feel the Way You Want to Feel…No Matter What!

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