Presented by Ronald Mah, LMFT
Includes 3 CE credits. This event will be in-person, live streamed, and recorded. There will be a 1 hour break for the luncheon buffet at 11:30 AM.
Therapy is inherently challenged at a different and more complex level when there is a personality disorder. The personality disorder is so compelling that it not only defines the person, but also the therapy. This is even more relevant when there is a partner (if not two) in a couple for therapy. Common therapeutic interventions are frustrated and fail because of the personality disorder. Of significant influence are lions and tigers and things - borderline, narcissistic, paranoid, and anti-social personality disordered clients... OH MY!
While other personality disorders will be addressed, the workshop focuses on this fearsome four-some, and particularly borderline and narcissistic presentations. The workshop will offer straight-forward simple diagnostic criteria for the personality disorders, a hierarchical approach to dealing with narcissism, the one recommended approach of the two major approaches to dealing with borderline, a quick two characteristic matrix to differentiate among borderline, narcissistic, paranoid, and anti-social presentation, as well as criteria to diagnose not just these personality disorders but also potential for violent and abusive behavior, including domestic violence and child abuse.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
- Identify the five hierarchical approaches to dealing with narcissists
- Identify the 2x2 matrix to differentiate among BPDO, NPDO, PPDO, and ASPDO
- Name the two major approaches to working with borderline personalities;
- Identify the criteria for violent or abusive behavior among BPDO, NPDO, PPDO, and ASPDO.
Participants will learn how and why personality complicates therapy, simple diagnostic to identify BPDO, NPDO, PPDO, and ASPDO in clients, a hierarchy of how to deal with narcissistic people, and how to differentiate among BPDO, NPDO, PPDO, and ASPDO.
About the Presenter
Ronald Mah is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Experiences include: author of Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood, 2006, The One-Minute Temper Tantrum Solution, 2008, and Getting Beyond Bullying and Exclusion, PreK-5, Empowering Children in Inclusive Classrooms, 2009, Corwin Press and twenty e-books on therapy and couple therapy available at www.Smashwords.com; dvds on child development and behavior, community mental health, Severe Emotional Disturbance school programs, vocational and welfare-to-work programs, Head Start, supervising a high school mental health clinic, supervising therapists, private practice psychotherapy. Education experiences: 16 years in ECE, owner childcare center, elementary & secondary teaching credentials, college instructor, and the Board of Directors of the California Kindergarten Association. Also previously and currently on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists. Co-Director of the MFT Masters Program at the Western Institute for Social Research, Berkeley.
10:00 AM - Cluster A Personality Disorders Cluster B Personality Disorders Cluster C Personality Disorders
10:45 AM - Borderline Personalities
Borderline Personalities in Therapy Narcissistic Personalities in Therapy
Five Strategies for Dealing with a Narcissist (5 "A's")
11:30 PM - Lunch
12:30 PM - Dependent Personalities in Therapy Histrionic Personalities in Therapy
Quick Matrix for Diagnosing BPDO, NPDO, PPDO, and ASPDO
1:00 PM - Characteristics & Criteria for Aggression & Violence Potential
1:45 PM - Q & A
2:00 PM - Program ends
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Anti-Social Personality Disorder, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed).
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Borderline Personality Disorder, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed).
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed).
American Psychiatric Association (2013). Paranoid Personality Disorder, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed).
TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs
If you miss any of the presentation, you will not be eligible for the CEUs. This course meets the qualifications of 3 continuing education credits for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved continuing education provider (CEPA 052466).
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