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In-Person Seminar

Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial and Histrionic Personality Disorders: Effective Treatments for Challenging Clients


Speaker:
Gregory Lester, PhD
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LIP054270
Brochure Code:
FAI91201
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Live Webcast | Digital Seminar | DVD | Live Webinar  2
Location:
Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax - Fairfax, Virginia (Multiple Locations Available)

Dates

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Description

Join Dr. Gregory Lester as he delivers an intensive workshop and seminar designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to identify and treat your most difficult personality-disordered clients. Better understand your clients with Antisocial, Narcissist, Histrionic and Borderline Personality Disorder and make a breakthrough in clinical treatment.

  • Manage the manipulative and possibly violent Antisocial Personality Disorder in session.
  • Overcome the Narcissistic Personality Disorder trait of perfectionism and combat their need to overpower you as the therapist.
  • Better understand your clients diagnosed with Histrionic Personality Disorder whose intense emotions and need for attention will test your patience and compassion.
  • Help the Borderline Personality Disorder client deal with their explosive emotions, self-harm tendencies and cravings for chaos.

Case studies and video examples will be used to illustrate client symptom presentation, treatment, and management of each Cluster B client type. You will explore various modalities that are effective with antisocial, narcissistic, histrionic, and borderline personality disorders, such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, and Dialectical therapies. Each of these theories will be explored to provide you with solid and useable skills to include in your daily practice.

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - *

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. For the in-person event, after attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will need to log into their online account to complete the online evaluation (and, if applicable for your profession, the online post-test with 80% passing score). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others. After completion of the evaluation (and post-test, if applicable), participants can download/print their certificate of completion. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance will be available in the attendee online account after completion of the evaluation and online post-test (if the test is required for your profession). An adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be sent within 30 days (if your board allows).

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, in-person event only. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact info@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 6.25 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Counselors - Counselors

This educational offering consists of 6.25 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Counselors - Maryland Counselors

CE credit is available. This course is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction for Maryland Counselors. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board. This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming.


Counselors - Virginia Counselors

CE credit is available. This course is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing competency instruction for Virginia Counselors. The Virginia Board of Counseling recognizes continuing competency activities in the behavioral health field offered by organizations that are approved by a counseling board in another state (18VAC115-20-105). PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 6.25 contact hours. 


Social Workers - Social Workers (NASW)

This live program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-4048) for 6.0 continuing education contact hours in Clinical Social Work.


Social Workers - Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical continuing education credits.

 

Course Level: Intermediate Format: In-person.  Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers - Virginia Social Workers

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education hours for  Virginia Social Workers. The Virginia Board of Social Work confirms acceptance of programs approved by a national association of social work. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Psychologists - Maryland Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Maryland Psychologists. Pursuant to COMAR 10.36.02, the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists accepts continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This activity is certified for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - Virginia Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Virginia Psychologists. The Virginia Board of Psychology (S.18VAC125-20-122) confirms acceptance of programs by any continuing education provider approved by a psychological association or psychology board in another state or jurisdiction. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Psychologists - Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - Maryland Marriage & Family Therapists

This course is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction for Maryland Marriage & Family Therapists. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists recognizes courses and providers that are approved by NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to marriage & family therapists who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board. This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Virginia Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 6.0 continuing education contact hours for Virginia Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing competency criteria of the Virginia Board of Counseling (18VAC115-50-96. Continuing competency activity criteria). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Addiction Counselors - NAADAC

NAADAC

This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.25 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Speaker

Gregory Lester, PhD's Profile

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Gregory W. Lester, Ph.D., is a clinical, consulting, and research psychologist with practices in Colorado and Texas. Dr. Lester has presented over 2,000 personality disorders trainings to over 200,000 professionals in every major city in the United States, Canada, and Australia. In his nearly 40 years of clinical practice, Dr. Lester has treated over 1,000 personality disorder cases and has performed psychological evaluations on over 2,500 individuals.

Dr. Lester has served on the graduate faculty of The University of St. Thomas and as a special consultant to The United States Department of Justice. Dr. Lester’s office served as one of the original research sites for the DSM-5® revision of the personality disorders section where he collaborated with Emory University, the New York State Psychiatric Group, The University of Missouri, The University of Kentucky, and the late Dr. Robert Spitzer, chairman of the DSM-3 committee.

Dr. Lester is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Texas Psychological Association, and the Colorado Psychological Association. He is the author of nine books, including Power with People, a manual of interpersonal effectiveness, Shrunken Heads, an irreverent memoir of his graduate school training, and Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management of Personality Disorders, which is the largest-selling front-line clinical manual on diagnosing, treating, and managing personality disorders.

Dr. Lester’s research and articles have appeared in publications including The Journal of the American Medical Association, The Western Journal of Medicine, The Yearbook of Family Practice, The Journal of Behavioral Therapy, The Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, The Handbook of Depression, Transactional Analysis Journal, Living Word Magazine, The Priest Magazine, and The Houston Lawyer.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Gregory Lester maintains a private practice. He is a consultant for Improvement Research Group. He is a published author and receives royalties. Dr. Lester receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Gregory Lester is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Texas Psychological Association, and Colorado Psychological Association.


Additional Info

Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Questions?

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Timeline for Completion

Please complete the CE quiz and/or evaluation within one week after the event.


Objectives

  1. Determine how the changes with the DSM-5® impacts diagnosis and treatment of the Cluster B Personality Disorders.
  2. Diagnose clients with antisocial, narcissistic, histrionic and borderline Personality Disorders to effectively inform your choice of treatment interventions.
  3. Utilize case studies to differentiate symptom overlap, effective treatment and emotional management of each Cluster B Personality Disorders client type.
  4. Manage the manipulative and potentially violent behaviors with your clients diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorder in session to make therapeutic progress.
  5. Demonstrate CBT techniques to clarify behaviors, values and goals with clients diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
  6. Integrate techniques to decrease explosive emotions, self-harm tendencies and cravings for chaos for clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.
  7. Utilize MI and DBT techniques with clients diagnosed with Histrionic Personality Disorder to help manage cognition and improve emotional regulation.

Outline

Understanding personality disorders
  • Updates to DSM-5® and future changes
  • The real purpose of diagnosis
  • Treatment errors and misdiagnosis
  • Core vs. surface structures
  • Four central components to diagnosis
Antisocial character
  • Understanding psychopathology
  • Developmental progress in childhood
  • Oppositional defiance
  • Attachment and family of origin
  • Primary defenses and affects
  • Importance of personal power
  • Managing in-session violence
  • Suicide attempts and threats
  • Blockades – manipulation and power struggles
  • Risk analysis to self and other
  • Interpersonal theory techniques
  • Transference and countertransference
  • Lessen destructive behaviors
  • Cognitive-behavioral techniques
  • Psychopharmacology and applicability
  • Case studies and treatment exercises
  • Differential diagnoses
Borderline character
  • Symptom presentation along the spectrum
  • Attachment and family backgrounds
  • Feeling identification and behavioral control
  • Manage rage, boundaries, self-mutilation and suicidality
  • Facilitate pattern recognition, create stability, and build therapeutic collaboration
  • Develop true sense of self and lessen maladaptive need for attention
  • Underlying wishes and fears
  • Build DBT core mindfulness skills
  • DBT techniques to dissolve distraction, calm interpersonal upheavals, and focus on the “genuine relationship”
  • DBT emotion regulation skills
  • Psychopharmacology and applicability
  • Case studies and treatment exercises
  • Differential diagnoses
Narcissistic character
  • Narcissism and environmental contexts
  • Attachment and family backgrounds
  • Primary defenses and affects
  • Tackle the veneer of perfectionism
  • Blockades – power struggles, empathy and criticism
  • The narcissistic/borderline client
  • Interpersonal strategies for empathy
  • CBT techniques to clarify behaviors, values and goals
  • Tactics to avoid arguing
  • Motivational interviewing to overcome resistance
  • Prevent sabotage
  • Build a sense of true self
  • Psychopharmacology and applicability
  • Case studies and treatment exercises
  • Differential diagnoses
Histrionic character
  • Moody to excited to flamboyant: the erratic client
  • Attachment and family backgrounds
  • Primary defenses and affects
  • Coquettish behavior, avoidance drama, inauthenticity
  • Dangers of the histrionic client
  • Link between emotions and behavior
  • Interpersonal strategies for expression of true self
  • Enhance sense of self and lessen the “spotlight”
  • Motivational interviewing techniques
  • DBT techniques
  • Interpersonal strategies for positive relationships
  • Strengthen self-initiative and independent action
  • Psychopharmacology and applicability
  • Case studies and treatment exercises
  • Differential diagnoses

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Reviews

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Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 13

Comments

Lexie G

"Amazing presenter! Very engaging throughout the whole time. "

Tammy P

"I am very pleased that I took this course. Personality disorders were my weakness as a relative new clinical social worker, and now I finally feel like I have a solid understanding of the disorders and their management and treatment. "

Christopher S

"This is the best training I have ever had! Nice job Greg! Our office learned a lot and thought Greg did a great job!"

Kimi B

"Extremely helpful"

Angela C

"Exceeded my expectations. One of the best presentations I've attended."

Rania H

"Very well done!"

Angela M

"Dr. Lester was able to keep it interesting despite the presentation being online! I would love to hear him talk in person!"

Barbara G

"Great training!"

Julie F

"Wonderful and very useful training. "

Jessica S

"This was the best CE course I have ever had. Loved it. "

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